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  • UPDATE: Interim replacement expected next month for retiring Portland city manager

    PORTLAND — The City Council is likely to appoint an interim city manger in January to serve until a permanent replacement for Joseph E. Gray Jr. can be found. Gray announced his retirement on Dec. 21 before a standing-room-only crowd at City Hall. Mayor Nicholas Mavadones on M...

  • Brunswick public education channel to be explored

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors approved an additional objective for the cable television committee Monday: seeking ways to establish an educational public television channel. Councilor David Watson originally suggested creating a new committee, but said amending the cable committee's ch...

  • Harpswell ed panel's mission excludes 2 big issues

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen have activated the Education Committee with a few changes to its mission statement – notably, removing discussion of the future of West Harpswell School and any efforts to leave School Administrative District 75.  Selectman Chairman Jim Hend...

  • Bath-area school chief announces retirement

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth told the School Board Monday that he will be retiring next June. Shuttleworth has run RSU 1 since its inception in 2008. Prior to that he was superintendent since 2004 of School Union 47 – then composed of Arrows...

  • Harpswell commercial fishing area is preserved

    HARPSWELL — The wharf known as Bibber's Lobster will be protected under the Maine Department of Marine Resources' Working Waterfront Access pilot program. The wharf, recently purchased by Jim Merryman from Bob and Marolyn Bibber, has been in business for more than 40 years. The ...

  • Former Bath councilor pleads guilty to firearms charges

    BATH — A Lincoln Street man who once served on the City Council pleaded guilty Dec. 17 to charges of illegally selling a firearm to an out-of-state resident and making false statements to a government agency. Richard Burgess, 56, was a city councilor from 1978-1980. He pleaded guilty...

  • Sixth year of business and growing for Topsham teenager

    TOPSHAM — Not many 15-year-old boys can say they have been in business for more than five years, but Austin Kidder can. The Topsham teenager started his dog toy business, Dusty's Toys, at the age of 9. He said the idea came to him during the process of moving to Maine from Minne...

  • Preschool an option for new Falmouth elementary school

    FALMOUTH — The School Department hopes to utilize three classrooms in the new elementary school for limited preschool programs. "We're not in a position to offer a public preschool right now," Superintendent Barbara Powers said. "We can't think about offering that now, with the curre...

  • Legislators warn Falmouth of difficult school budget year

    FALMOUTH — With budget deliberations approaching, the School Board has begun prepping for anticipated bad news from the state.  "Budget issues are going to be as big as they ever have been," state Sen.-elect Richard Woodbury, U-Yarmouth, told the board Monday evening. "Budgets h...

  • Gone with the wind: $1.1M alternative energy program fails to deliver

    AUGUSTA — Solar panels installed behind trees, covered with snow, shaded by a barn or not tilted toward the sun. Wind turbines blocked by trees or shut down for safety reasons and then not turned back on when the wind was strong. Heat pumps turned off by homeowners because the... 2