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  • Divided South Portland council plans vote on $44.2M bond for high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday, Aug. 23, will conduct a first reading of a proposed $44.2 million bond referendum for high school renovations. The proposal, however, is only a place holder that will allow the council to conduct a second reading on Sept. 8, the deadline f...

  • Scarborough Council debates recall provisions proposed for Town Charter

    SCARBOROUGH — A provision for removal of elected officials may be added to the Town Charter if a draft discussed during Wednesday evening's Town Council meeting is accepted by voters. The Town Council reviewed several amendments to the Town Charter, including one that would give resi...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Battle of the Bay in Yarmouth

    Runners representing each of 26 teams head across the Cousins Island Bridge on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the start of the Battle of the Bay in Yarmouth. The seventh annual triathlon, which raises money for the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship Fund, was won by the Fiddlers Green team.