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  • Town Meeting OKs budget, 6.5% tax increase in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.14 million municipal budget Wednesday at Town Meeting. They slashed more than $150,000 in spending and approved a tax increase of nearly 6.5 percent. The approximately four-hour meeting at Mt. Ararat High School drew 246 of the town's more ...

  • Pedal power in Falmouth

    Young biker riders met at the Village Park on Saturday, May 15, for the first Falmouth Rolls Bike Fair and the opportunity to learn bicycle safety and have their rides and helmets checked by experts. Here, 3-year-old Erica Roussel leads a line of tricycle and bicycle enthusiasts around the course, w...

  • Cape Elizabeth school budget, up 3.4%, heads to hearing, vote

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Finance Committee has sent the fiscal 2011 school budget to a Town Council public hearing scheduled for Monday, May 24. The School Board's

  • Brunswick base agency seeks tax-free zone, says it won't compete with Auburn

    TOPSHAM — The agency overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station is seeking a trade zone that would shelter imported products from federal tariffs. The Foreign Trade Zone was pitched by Midcoast ...

  • Take your mark: Athletes, businesses gear up for regional track-and-field championships in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Business advocates hope an upcoming athletic event will create a marketing and business opportunity, too. The three-day USA Track & Field Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships will be held at Bowdoin College's Whittier Field from June 25-27. Organizers are expecting a...

  • SAD 75 voters begin budget approval process on May 27

    TOPSHAM — Voters in School Administrative District 75 will gather next week to cast the first of two votes on the district’s fiscal 2011 budget. The nearly $34.8 million spending plan will be decided at a district budget meeting at the Orion Performing Arts Center at 6:30 ...

  • Freeport faces rights complaint as deadline looms for dispatch petition

    FREEPORT — A campaign that would force a referendum on whether to keep emergency dispatch service in town is about 200 names shy of the required signatures with a week left in the petition process. Town Clerk Beverly Curry said 417 people had signed the petition as of Tuesday, May 18...

  • Libby Mitchell: Augusta insider again seeks statewide success

    Editor’s note: Part of a series by the non-profit Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examining the claims and records of some of the leading candidates for governor. Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell has enjoyed a highly successful legislative c...

  • Falmouth Town Council, School Board candidates discuss the issues

    FALMOUTH — Voters will elect three town councilors and two School Board members on June 8. There are five candidates for the council and four for School Board. Here's where they stand on some of Falmouth's most significant issues. Town Council 1

  • Write-in candidates join Yarmouth council race

    YARMOUTH — Write-in candidates are emerging after the April 26 deadline to submit nomination papers passed with only one Town Council candidate submitting papers to be on the June 8 ballot. Steve Woods was the only resident to return papers for one of the two available Town Council s... 1