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  • Body believed to be missing bridge jumper

    BATH — Investigators believe they have determined that a body found June 4 near a buoy just outside Merrymeeting Bay was a man who had jumped into the Kennebec River last year. Edwin Curtis, 33, was reported by witnesses to have jumped into the river the evening of Nov. 3, 2010. Poli...

  • SAD 75 budget faces June 14 ratification

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2012 budget for School Administrative District 75 goes to a ratification vote in a referendum on Tuesday, June 14. The $34.2 million spending plan was approved in a town meeting-style gathering May 19. With ratification, next year's budget will decline mor...

  • Downtown Brunswick bar will appeal loss of entertainment license

    BRUNSWICK — An owner of O'Shea's Irish Restaurant & Cantina on Wednesday said he will appeal the town council's denial of an entertainment license for the business. Councilors on Monday ruled that allowing live music and dancing at the 94 Maine St. business would be detrimental t...

  • Brunswick voters OK school budget, tax increase

    BRUNSWICK — Voters adopted next year's $33.3 million school budget in a referendum on Tuesday. The vote was 728-231. According to the town clerk's office, only 6 percent of the town's more than 15,800 registered voters went to the polls. The fiscal 2012 budget...

  • UPDATE: Spurned Willard Square developers want money back in wake of construction ban

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday unanimously approved a 95-day construction moratorium for Willard Square, after recognizing that the process had caused a pair of developers to move their business proposal to Knightville. Meanwhile, those developers are seeking reimbursemen...

  • Brunswick police officer recovering after collision with truck

    BRUNSWICK — A police officer is recovering after her cruiser collided last week with a tractor-trailer truck on Mill Street. According to a police report, Officer Gretchen Paxton was responding to a call of reported road rage at about 3 p.m. Friday, June 3. She was driving southbound...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off up to 250 workers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works plans to lay off up to 250 marine designers effective June 24. Spokesman Jim DeMartini said the company notified leadership of the Bath Marine Draftsmen's Association, or United Auto Workers Local 3999, last Friday. Workers to be laid off will be notifie...

  • Voters ratify school budget for Bath, 4 surrounding towns

    BATH — Voters in the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 on Tuesday ratified the fiscal 2012 budget. The budget passed 555-194, according to preliminary results. Bath voters approved the spending plan, 292-83. It passed 46-7 in Arrowsic, 59-17 in Phippsburg, 77-57 in We...

  • Fewer than 50 residents pass $31.4M budget at Yarmouth Town Meeting

    YARMOUTH — About 50 of the town's nearly 6,900 registered voters attended Tuesday's Town Meeting to approve the school and municipal budgets. They approved 26 articles on the meeting warrant by a show of hands, including a $19.8 million school budget and $10.7 million municipal budge...

  • Chebeague Island voters OK budget, transition to Yarmouth schools; elect Maine, Johnson

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Town Meeting on June 4 approved a $2.45 million budget for fiscal 2012, as well as the gradual transition of the town's elementary students to Yarmouth schools. The spending plan is an increase of $192 over the current year. The school portion is almost $886,000, a...