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  • Grandfathering deadline nears under Harpswell sign ordinance

    HARPSWELL — Deadlines have been set for the town's new sign ordinance, including grandfathering for signs that complied with the old rules and those that didn't. Residents adopted a new ordinance at March Town Meeting, loosening some restrictions on signs businesses can erect, and es...

  • Bath-area School Board sends nearly $25M budget to voters

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors unanimously adopted a more than $24.8 million budget for fiscal 2011 on Tuesday. Now the spending plan is in voters' hands. A public meeting at Bath Middle School on June 1 will precede the budget validation referendum June 8....

  • AT&T goes live on Harpswell cell tower, Verizon next

    HARPSWELL — Local cell-phone users should finally be experiencing an improvement in coverage, thanks to the addition of another service provider on the town's cellular tower. According to town officials, AT&T earlier this month completed its equipment installation on the new towe...

  • Freeport may face rights panel complaint on petition procedure

    FREEPORT — Discussion at Tuesday night's Town Council meeting suggests Freeport is the subject of a complaint at the Maine Human Rights Commission. The complaint was reportedly prompted by the procedure being used to collect signatures to overturn the Town Council's decision to ...

  • Residents urge Portland to keep multicultural, business officials; school budget in council's hands

    PORTLAND — Two positions targeted to be cut in the city's proposed budget received strong support Tuesday evening from members of the public, who told the Finance Committee both jobs are vital. Residents weighed in on the $196 million fiscal 2011 city budget proposed by City Manager ...

  • Yarmouth High School honor code lawsuit dismissed

    YARMOUTH — A federal lawsuit that accused Yarmouth High School administrators of violating a student's constitutional rights after they punished her for allegedly breaking the school's honor code has been dismissed. Michael J. Waxman, the lawyer for a 16-year-old high school jun... 1

  • City Hall error leaves Muslim center out of compliance with Portland zoning

    PORTLAND — The city's granting of the wrong permit two years ago is likely to stall plans of the Maine Muslim Community Center to purchase its Anderson Street building. The center is a nonprofit organization in the East Bayside Neighborhood. According to the city attorney, Gary Wood,...

  • Cumberland council stands by permit fee requirement for youth lacrosse event

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously on Monday, with Councilor Mike Perfetti absent, to issue a permit for a boys youth lacrosse jamboree. The town late last year lowered the threshold requiring a mass gathering permit from at least 1,000 people – players a...

  • Bath celebrates spring with Mayfair weekend

    BATH — The City of Ships rings in spring this weekend with its annual Mayfair festival. A yard sale will be held Saturday, May 1, featuring more than 40 participants, a Big Tent Sale downtown, maypole dancing and other attractions. The Big Tent Sale, where merchants will ...

  • Portland hires sustainability coordinator

    PORTLAND — The city's new sustainability coordinator, charged with creating policies and projects to advance energy conservation and efficiency, climate change initiatives and environmental sustainability, will begin his job May 10. The city received nearly $685,000 in federal Energy...