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  • Brunswick reviews $14M list of proposed projects

    BRUNSWICK — As the town prepares to move its main offices from 28 Federal St. to the new Town Hall at 85 Union St., the Town Council has started to look at possible capital improvement projects for the next five years. At a Monday workshop, the council reviewed more than $14 million ...

  • Bath police arrest 3 in vandalism spree

    BATH — Following a month-long investigation, police arrested three teenagers Tuesday in connection with a vandalism spree. Police were notified of various reports of vandalism, theft and graffiti from March 2-24, according to a Wednesday press release from Lt. Robert Savary. Five rep...

  • Brunswick church returns from the ashes of 2011 fire

    BRUNSWICK — The Rev. Sylvia Stocker said she remembers standing outside the Unitarian Universalist Church on June 6, 2011, as it was engulfed in flames and smoke, feeling shocked and devastated, as if her whole world had collapsed. "Standing on the sidewalk, I remember there were TV ...

  • Scarborough Downs pins gaming hopes on market study

    SCARBOROUGH — Although a bill that would have allowed slot machines at Scarborough Downs officially failed in the state Senate on March 27, supporters remain hopeful about the next legislative session. On Tuesday in Augusta, the Veteran and Legal Affairs Committee passed a measure th...

  • South Portland School Board reduces tax impact of proposed budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After four weeks of workshops, the School Board debated last-minute budget tweaks Monday night before approving a proposed 3.5 percent tax increase and four additional ed tech positions. In their final meeting before they present the fiscal 2015 budget to the City Co...

  • Brunswick Development Corp. makes first loans under new rules

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Development Corp. made its first wave of decisions on funding proposals after changing its business lending practices earlier this year. The nonprofit is also continuing talks about partnering with two lending entities that could maximize the amounts of funds av...

  • Cape Elizabeth gourmet market moves from planning to building

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A gourmet market and deli, nearly three years in the making, is scheduled to open this fall on Ocean House Road near the entrance to Cape Elizabeth High School. Mike and Stephanie Concannon held a groundbreaking Monday for C Salt, a delicatessen that will offer soups...

  • RSU 1 budget calls for overall tax hike of more than 3%

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 budget could increase 2.3 percent in fiscal 2015, while the amount to come from taxes could rise 3.2 percent. A public forum on the spending plan will be held at Bath Middle School at 6 p.m. Monday, April 7. The budget could reach $28.4 millio...

  • Harpswell signs deal for waterfront purchase, with conditions

    HARPSWELL — After several months of delays, the Board of Selectmen has agreed to purchase nearly 6,000 square feet of waterfront property. The property will be acquired for nearly $14,000 less than the original asking price, but the deal will close only if contaminated soil is proper...

  • Bath planners table zone change for old hospital

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously tabled a request to rezone a former hospital at 9 Park St. for greater residential density. The property – which the city purchased as the Mid Coast Center for Higher Education more than a decade ago, and sold to developer R...