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  • RSU 1 goes back to school with new teachers contract

    BATH — With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, Regional School Unit 1 has reached agreement on a long-awaited new contract with its teachers. The School Board and Sagadahoc Education Association reached the settlement Wednesday, after working from morning...

  • Bath council to vote in Sept. on terms for turf field

    BATH — The City Council plans at its Sept. 1 meeting to vote on an its terms for supporting installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. Key is a provision that the Fields for Our Future committee, which has so far raised about $270,000 for the project and had asked the coun...

  • Scarborough Downs bets on move to Biddeford

    SCARBOROUGH — After several racino initiatives were rejected by voters, Scarborough Downs is seeking to move to a York County community that may be more receptive to a racetrack and slot machines. The Biddeford City Council voted Tuesday evening to ask voters in a November referendum...

  • Cape Town Hall, library, public works to close Aug. 26

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Hall, Public Works and Thomas Memorial Library will be closed for employee training and recognition on Thursday, Aug. 26. The Richards Pool and the Fitness Center will be open, and the Recycling Center will be closed as usual. The employee recogniti...

  • Full house: Unique South Portland project for disabled adults celebrates sale of final apartment

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new housing complex in Knightville for disabled adults has defied the recession and the beleaguered real estate market. Owners of the project in a former Grange hall at 20 E St. say they expect to close next week on the sale of the last of nine rooms for disabled a...

  • South Portland City Council approves Public Works contract, sets environmental goals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night approved a contract with the Public Works union and passed a resolution outlining steps the city will take over the next two years to become more environmentally sustainable. Public Works and bus employees ha...

  • N. Yarmouth to stage family-friendly triathlon

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The first North Yarmouth Family Triathlon will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29. The event will begin at Wescustogo Park on Route 231 with 1.75 miles of paddling on the Royal River, to the take-out at Route 9. Participants will then bicycle one mile and run one...

  • Smith brothers to be honored by North Yarmouth

    NORTH YARMOUTH — This year’s Distinguished Citizen Award winners, brothers Norman L. and the late Donald W. Smith, will be honored at the town’s annual Fun Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 28. A tribute will be held at the Village Green bandstand on Route 115 at 9:3...

  • TIF workshop planned in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Economic Development Corp. will hold an informational workshop on Tax Increment Financing policy on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Town Planner Donna Larson and Finance Director Abbe Yacoben will be at the meeting to answer any questions about TI...

  • Cape schools welcome new staff, add support for students in need

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins said he is looking forward to welcoming new staff and implementing a new student support system when the school year begins on Sept. 1. There are nearly 20 new teachers and staff replacing former employees this year, and a few n...