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  • SAD 75 voters breeze through initial budget approval

    TOPSHAM — It took only half an hour to complete the first phase of approval for the fiscal 2011 School Administrative District 75 budget. With little comment, voters approved the nearly $34.8 million spending plan on May 27 in the first of two of two budget votes. A budget valid...

  • Dancing the day away in Falmouth

    Falmouth second-graders perform a dance to the song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" during a morning expedition to Maine State Ballet on June 1. They had the opportunity to learn dance moves, try on ballet costumes, learn about the history of dance and sing along to famous show tunes with pr...

  • McMann Field artificial turf plan goes to June 8 vote in Bath

    BATH — A plan for an artificial turf field that received narrow City Council approval and triggered a petition to overturn that decision will be decided by voters on June 8. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for installation of artificial ...

  • Brunswick council adopts $53.4 million budget

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council adopted a $53.4 million spending plan for fiscal 2011, a budget that includes laying off two high-profile municipal employees. The two employees, Vanessa Levesque, the natural resources planner, and Craig Worth, the deputy director of Public Works, led to...

  • School budget meeting sends RSU 1 spending plan to voters in greater Bath

    BATH — Voters in the four Regional School Unit 1 communities gave initial approval to a nearly $25 million fiscal 2011 budget on Monday. The spending plan now goes to a budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 8, for final approval. Next year’s budget reflects a dec...

  • Harpswell considers creating public access to private beach

    HARPSWELL — The town is considering public access to Cedar Beach, a private beach used by sunbathers and beachcombers. The Board of Selectmen is expected to discuss establishing a history of public access to the Bailey Island

  • NYA to offer Chinese course during expanded summer program

    YARMOUTH — As part of an expanded summer education program at North Yarmouth Academy, Yarmouth High School teacher Xiao Chunzhi will stay in Maine a few weeks longer than expec...

  • Medical center proposal runs into opposition at Yarmouth Planning Board

    YARMOUTH — Mercy Hospital wants to build a more than 10,000-square-foot medical center on undeveloped land some call the town's southern gateway. But the project faces opposition from members of the community who are concerned the proposal ignores the town's vision for Route 1 d...

  • Sparsely attended Town Meeting ratifies Yarmouth budgets

    YARMOUTH — Only 55 of the town's nearly 7,400 registered voters attended Tuesday's Town Meeting and ratified the school and municipal budgets. They approved 27 articles on the meeting warrant, including a $19.5 million school budget and $10.5 million municipal budget. Resident...

  • Candidates, councilors, citizens disclaim Falmouth political flier, recall effort

    FALMOUTH — Candidates for Town Council and School Board are distancing themselves from a political flier distributed last week. The flier, partially written by school and council critic Michael Doyle, includes figures for a gym teacher's salary and the school system's per-pupil costs... 1