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  • SAD 51 sends $28M budget to Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors on Monday unanimously approved a $28 million budget for fiscal 2011. Residents of Cumberland and North Yarmouth will have the opportunity to accept or reject the budget in a district meeting on June 3, followe...

  • Riverton library, minority affairs dominate Portland budget comments

    PORTLAND — The City Council is considering sparing two executive positions and a library branch originally marked for elimination in the fiscal 2011 budget. The city Finance Committee has also recommended that the Police Department receive about $26,000 to provide extra summer weeken...

  • City Council sends $90M Portland school budget to May 11 referendum

    PORTLAND — Residents will vote on the school budget on Tuesday, May 11, after the nearly $90 million spending plan was unanimously approved Monday by the City Council. The budget referendum will also ask whether residents want to continue voting on the school budget for another three...

  • Terminal expansion underway at Portland Jetport

    PORTLAND — A $75 million terminal expansion is underway at the Portland International Jetport, designed to add gates and separate inbound and outbound passengers. Crews began work at the Jetport last month, and visitors will find rerouted traffic patterns to get to the existing termi...

  • RSU 5 sets phase-out of Pownal Middle School; students to choose either Freeport or Durham

    FREEPORT — Starting next school year, two-thirds of Pownal's 36 middle school students will have to attend schools in Freeport or Durham. By 2011-2012, the entire Pownal middle school program will be phased out. The Regional School Unit 5 special education program may be ...

  • Falmouth councilor proposes relaxing development requirements

    FALMOUTH — Specifications for open space and buildable areas in new subdivisions may be relaxed if changes to the resource conservation zoning ordinance proposed last week by Councilor Fred Chase are accepted. The current version of the ordinance was adopted five years ago, just as t...

  • Updated: Center Street train station a front-runner among Portland North transit proposals

    PORTLAND — State transportation planners have narrowed the number of proposals that could establish commuter rail or rapid bus service from Portland to points north, including Brunswick and Bath. According to a Maine Department of Transportation spokeswoman, the front-runners of th...

  • Painting of 2nd South Portland oil tank set to begin

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It was shortly before midnight on Friday, April 30, when London-based artist Jaime Gili flew into Portland International Jetport. For the first time, Gili saw what thousands of oth...

  • May Day march in Portland for immigration reform

    Hundreds of people marched the length of Congress Street in Portland between Franklin Arterial and Union Station on Saturday, May 1, and rallied in Congress Square to support comprehensive immigration reform and oppose a new Arizona law that requires police officers to investigate anyone they have a...

  • Falmouth school expected to reopen Monday after small fire

    FALMOUTH — Plummer-Motz School was closed today after a small fire blamed on a malfunctioning heater did minimal damage early Friday morning. The Fire-EMS Department said an alarm sounded at the school at 2:10 a.m. and a police officer who responded found the fire burning on a table ...