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  • Falmouth weighs 2.6% municipal budget hike, no impact on taxes

    FALMOUTH — While the School Department is asking for a 6.3 percent increase in taxes to cover the first interest payment on the new elementary school bond, the municipal budget will not contribute to a proposed increase in property taxes. Town Manager Nathan Poore unveiled his $10.7 ...

  • Labor mural not expected to land in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Maine labor history mural that was unceremoniously removed over the weekend in Augusta is not likely to find a home at Portland City Hall. After originally considering accepting the 36-foot mural that Gov. Paul LePage ordered removed from the Department of Labor buildi...

  • Cumberland council endorses Twin Brook community garden

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously supported establishment of a community garden at the Twin Brook Recreation Area. The council accepted the recommendations of the Twin Brook Advisory Committee. The committee called for the first year of the garden to be a pilot prog...

  • Portland, Cape Elizabeth teachers are Teacher of the Year semifinalists

    AUGUSTA — Teachers in Portland and Cape Elizabeth are semifinalists for the state Department of Education's 2012 Teacher of the Year Award. Paige Fournier of Portland's Lyman Moore Middle School and Ingrid Stressenger of Cape Elizabeth's Pond Cove Elementary School are among six semi...

  • $10K for seal research on the line for Yarmouth native

    YARMOUTH — Dashiell Masland wants to help save critically endangered monk seals in Hawaii. With enough online votes in a National Geographic Channel contest,...

  • Portland seeks end to all-ages nights at bars

    PORTLAND — Public hearings on two bills regulating bar operations will take place on Wednesday in Augusta. One bill would ban all-ages nights at bars and another would prohibit bar owners from discounting drinks. The bills, LD 901 and 902, respectively, are sponsored by Rep. D...

  • Casco Bay Lines accepts arbitration report, awaits union

    PORTLAND — The Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors has unanimously accepted a report from an arbitration panel regarding collective bargaining negotiations with ferry service employees. United Marine Division Local 333, however, has not decided whether it agrees with...

  • Yarmouth council accepts $19.8M school budget, schedules public budget hearing

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council accepted a proposed $19.8 million school budget on March 24 and is expected to hold the first of two public hearings on the fiscal year 2012 budget on April 7. Herb Hopkins, the School Department's director of business services, said the school budget...

  • Portland High School students protest removal of principal

    PORTLAND — More than 30 students turned out at last week's School Board meeting to express opposition to the superintendent's reassignment of the Portland High School principal. The School Department announced March 11 that PHS Principal Michael Johnson would become the principal at ...

  • A prescription for more parking headaches?

    Parking in Portland's Bayside neighborhood slow to keep up with demand PORTLAND — A Walgreens pharmacy is set to open Friday on Marginal Way in Bayside, putting more of squeeze on parking in an area already short on supply. While the city's Vision for Bayside, created a deca... 1