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  • Topsham selectmen support state land deal

    TOPSHAM — The state is expected to turn over approximately 21 acres of land off the Coastal Connector to the town before the end of the year, at no charge. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Nov. 4 to have Town Manager Jim Ashe sign a memorandum of agreement with the Maine Depa...

  • Harpswell Selectmen urge commissioner to reject school closure cost projection

    HARPSWELL — Citing school department errors in projected costs, the Board of Selectmen has sent a letter on Nov. 5 to Maine Education Commissioner Angela Faherty asking the state not to approve the current amount of $195,962.43 to keep the West Harpswell School open in the 2011-2012 school ...

  • Falmouth council reaches consensus on library space

    FALMOUTH — After a lengthy discussion Monday the Town Council unanimously passed a resolution recommending a minimum of about 12,900 square feet of assignable floor space for a future library building or expansion. The current library building is 10,800 square feet. The resolu... 1

  • Closed Cumberland school eyed for senior housing

    CUMBERLAND — In their latest concept plan for a mixed-use development in the center of town, Bateman Partners is proposing that the closed Drowne Road School become a senior housing facility. David Bateman presented his Portland company's concept for the multi-phase project Monday to...

  • First Maine pesticide summit aims to answer questions

    BRUNSWICK — With several Maine towns already discussing banning pesticides and a few with ordinances in place, the Maine Pesticide Summit on Nov. 20 will mark the first time there has been a gathering to discuss their use in the state. The summit at the Unitarian Universalist Church ...

  • Portland Rec offers indoor winter walking

    PORTLAND — Three community centers will offer weekday indoor walking programs starting Nov. 15 for people looking to stay active – and warm – this winter. The morning programs will be offered from 6-7:30 a.m. at the East End, Reiche and Riverton community centers. Mile ma...

  • North Yarmouth Academy hires new headmaster

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy has picked a New York City private school head to be its next headmaster beginning July 1, 2011. Brad Choyt will replace Peter Mertz, who has served as headmaster for 10 years. Mertz will move to Newport News, Va. to become headmaster at Hampto...

  • Recount set for Friday in Senate District 7 race between Bliss, Palmieri

    AUGUSTA — A recount has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 12, in the election to represent Maine Senate District 7, which includes South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough. Unofficial results on election night had incumbent Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, clinging ...

  • Brunswick Town Council retreats on nearly $1.2M land buy for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The one thing the more than 50 people at Monday night's public hearing agreed on is the town needs a better police station. In the end, however, disagreement over a plan to spend up to $1.175 million on property for a new station convinced the Town Council to withdraw the...

  • Portland residents launch drive to save Riverton library

    PORTLAND — Residents have collected nearly 2,000 signatures in an effort to save the branch library at Riverton Elementary School. The effort comes as Portland Public Library officials are considering reducing the branch's in-house collection and staff to save money. Chip Edga...