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  • Chebeague Island Town Meeting to vote on $2.8M budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters will decide on a $2.8 million fiscal 2011 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 5. The meeting will take place at the Chebeague Island Community Hall, 247 South Road, at 9 a.m., and cover 62 warrant items. Among the items is the $1.8 million p...

  • WestFest fun in Portland

    West End neighborhood kids enjoyed a day of fun and games on Saturday at WestFest, a community celebration held on the grounds of the Reiche School in Portland. It featured rides in this horse-drawn carriage, face painting, a dunk tank, a blow-up slide, food, crafts and more.

  • Yarmouth budget drops 1%, tax rate increases 20 cents

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-0 on May 13 to accept the proposed fiscal 2011 budget. The total proposed budget is $30.9 million, a reduction of $302,000, or nearly 1 percent. The school budget remains flat at $19.5 million, and the $10.5 million municipal budget is $279,00...

  • SAD 51 budget goes to Cumberland, North Yarmouth residents

    CUMBERLAND — Residents will decide at the annual budget meeting on Thursday, June 3, whether to accept or amend a $28 million fiscal 2011 budget for School Administrative District 51. Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters will approve or reject the final spending plan in a budget...

  • Falmouth High School seniors to graduate at Merrill Auditorium in Portland

    FALMOUTH — As the Falmouth High School Class of 2010 prepares to graduate, students are going through many of the same motions as the years and years of high school seniors before them. But this year will be different: commencement will be held at Merrill Auditorium in Portland inste...

  • Cumberland Town Council candidates agree on need for expanded tax base

    CUMBERLAND — Incumbent Town Councilors Stephen Moriarty and Michael Perfetti face a challenge from Sally Leavitt in the June 8 election. The race for the two, three-year seats is Cumberland’s only contested election this spring. James Bailinson of Friar Lane is runn...

  • Falmouth council critic launches drive to recall chairwoman

    Falmouth council rejects curbs on speech FALMOUTH — Town councilors unanimously rejected rule changes Monday, May 24, that would have governed some types of public comment during their meetings. The vote came after the Maine Civil Liberties Union admonished the Town Council ... 2

  • Portland Arts, Cultural Alliance absorbed by city-created authority

    PORTLAND — A 25-year-old arts organization responsible for putting on First Friday Art Walk and other arts and cultural events has decided to become a subsidiary of a non-profit organization created by the city. Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance will continue to have its own govern...

  • Brunswick base airport heightens funding competition; redevelopment agency hopes to tap STAR account

    BRUNSWICK — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station is seeking a $1.3 million slice of a state fund already eyed for other transit projects, including expanded operations for the Amtrak Downeaster and airports currently undergoing modernization projects. The Midcoast Regi...

  • Portland police make arrest in Monument Square death

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday said a 20-year-old Gray man is responsible for a deadly assault in Monument Square early Sunday morning. William Googins turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. He was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the death of 24-year-old Eric B...