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  • Brunswick school budget trends cause for concern?

    Many councilors ready to OK spending plan

  • Electronics graveyard

    Pau Carnero, an exchange student from Spain, stacks a computer that was brought to the Rotary Electronics Recycling Day at the Falmouth Shopping Center last Saturday. Within the first hour and a half, hundreds of obsolete electronic devices had been donated.

  • Kitchen aid

    David Jorgenson of Coffee by Design pours a cup for designer Karen Gallagher of Karen Gallagher Interiors at a home on Fieldstone Lane in Falmouth last weekend during the Falmouth Kitchen & Tasting Tour. Eight local residential kitchens hosted demos by chefs, tastings, and talks with cookbo...

  • School budgets OK'd in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters throughout the area came out Tuesday to support their local school budgets. In South Portland, voters approved a $42.8 million school budget for fiscal 2012 by a 2-1 margin. According to unofficial results, South Portland residents voted 2,458 to 1,226 ...

  • Harpswell gardens taking applications

    HARPSWELL — The new Community Gardens at Mitchell Field are opening to the public. The town is accepting applications from residents interested in renting plots. Gardeners can rent 100- or 150-square-foot plots for $25 or $35, respectively, or construct their own raised beds. The ren...

  • Bowdoin College to host Peace Corps celebration

    BRUNSWICK — The Peace Corps turns 50 this year, and the organization is celebrating its Maine volunteers on Saturday, May 14, at Smith Union at Bowdoin College. Maine is in the top 10 per-capita of Peace Corps volunteer-producing states, and the Augusta-Waterville area is ranked eigh...

  • Board OKs $25.6M school budget for Bath, RSU 1

    Jobs will be lost despite 2.5% tax increase BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors approved a $25.6 million fiscal 2012 budget Tuesday by a 5-2 vote. The spending plan will now go before voters in the five RSU 1 communities in a district budget meeting at 6 p.m...

  • Topsham Town Meeting voters to weigh $8.1M budget

    TOPSHAM — A new ladder truck for the Fire Department and a Public Works Department plow truck are among the fiscal 2012 budget requests to be presented to Town Meeting on Wednesday, May 18. Next year's proposed $8.09 million municipal budget is down slightly from the current $8.14 sp...

  • Topsham picks representatives to development meeting

    Trails Day receives support from selectmen TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously appointed two town officials May 5 as delegates to the upcoming Midcoast Economic Development District General Assembly meeting. Those officials – Town Manager Cornell Knight a...

  • Scarborough approves $35.6M school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters approved the $35.6 million school budget Tuesday, by just over 100 votes. According to unofficial ballot counts Tuesday evening, the budget passed 856 to 753. Despite an increase of 1.6 percent, or just over $500,000 in the total budget over last year, the...