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  • 'Impossible trade-offs': Scarborough voters to decide fate of school arts programs

    SCARBOROUGH — As the music teachers gear up for their annual spring concerts and the art teachers work into the night to set up the annual art show, they work with the  knowledge that this will likely be the last year for some of these programs. The $34.9 million school budget, ...

  • Bath budget avoids tax hike; armory purchase moves forward

    BATH — If the proposed fiscal 2011 budget City Manager Bill Giroux presented Wednesday is the same one the City Council adopts June 9, residents can expect no tax increase for the third year in a row. Next year’s $13.6 million city budget is down 4.13 percent from the curr...

  • Brunswick schools ready to adopt budget, await word on concessions from teachers

    BRUNSWICK — With final details of a new teachers contract unsettled, the Brunswick School Board is preparing to adopt a $32.8 million spending plan. The budget represents a 2.13 percent decrease from current spending, but still represents a 1 percent increase to the town's property t...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about Falmouth School Board candidates misspelled the last name of David Snow.

  • Falmouth events aid Habitat for Humanity

    FALMOUTH — Habitat for Humanity is is hosting two fundraisers in the area this week. The first will be a teachers-versus-students basketball game at Falmouth High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Fifteen FHS seniors will take on their teachers with Habitat for Humanity volunteers...

  • New bandstand planned for Mill Creek Park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Bands performing during the 2010 season of the Mill Creek Concerts in the Park will soon have a new stage. On Monday night, the City Council awarded a $65,000 contract to Uncommon Kitchen an...

  • Falmouth seeks nominations for top citizen

    FALMOUTH — The town is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award. Nominations require a letter of up to 500 words that outlines the reasons the person should be considered. Nominations will be judged by the Town Council on the basis of contributions to community ...

  • Hunger prevention starts here

    Bowdoin College freshman Mariya Ilyas, of Virginia, anchors the human chain Tuesday that delivered 1,200 cans of food from the college to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick. College students and staff, public school students and members of the community participated in the project ...

  • Hammond Lumber Co. buys Downeast Building Supply

    BRUNSWICK — Downeast Energy this week announced it is selling its building supply business to Hammond Lumber Co. of Belgrade. The sale means Downeast Building Supply at 30 Spring St. will become Hammond Lumber Co. on Monday, May 10. The store's current staff of more than 30 employees...

  • 'The Elephant Man' comes to Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — A tale of tragedy, torment and triumph takes to the stage at Morse High School next weekend with “The Elephant Man.” Directed by English and drama teacher Kevin O’Leary, the Bernard Pomerance play is based on the true story of Briton Joseph Merrick, the ...