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  • Brunswick school budget caught in 'perfect storm'

    Superintendent, School Board wrestle with deficit of $4M BRUNSWICK — Despite cutting items like new interactive white boards, summer math and literacy camp, and dropping a day from the school calendar, there is still a $4 million deficit in the fiscal 2012 school budget. Sup...

  • Brunswick finds possible use for problem property

    Old Times Record building could be a school bus garage BRUNSWICK — Since buying the former Times Record newspaper building in 2004, the town has considered turning it into a police station, a public television station, Town Council chambers, offices, and a police station (again).

  • Open house in Cumberland for host families

    CUMBERLAND — An open house will be held Sunday, April 3, on international orphan hosting programs to be offered this summer in New England. Open Hearts and Homes for Children is looking for families interested in opening their homes for three to four weeks to an orphan 7-12 years old...

  • More than a dozen jobs at risk in Bath school district

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 may have to eliminate more than a dozen jobs to shave its proposed fiscal 2012 tax increase to about 3 percent. The school district faces a potential $1.1 million loss of state and federal revenue. That reduction would contribute to an overall tax increa...

  • Aquaculture business eyed for Mitchell Field in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — A Brunswick-based environmental consulting firm has proposed building an educational and commercial aquaculture center at Mitchell Field. The Harpswell Oceanic Center would "bring 21st century working waterfront and seafood production to Mitchell Field," according to Chr...

  • Falmouth concert benefits Solar Cooker Project

    FALMOUTH — Area businesses and several popular bands are raising money for the Solar Cooker Project, which provides solar ovens to women in refugee camps in Africa. The bands, Tommy Bazarian and the Rhythm Rug, Phantom Companion, and Men in Flannel will perform Friday, April 1, at 7:...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board sends $21M budget to Town Council

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board unanimously approved a proposed $21 million budget for fiscal year 2012 and will present ...

  • Scarborough school administrators trade benefits for salaries

    More than a dozen school jobs still on the line SCARBOROUGH — Officials say a 4 percent pay raise proposed for school administrators is necessary to bring their salaries in line with those in other Maine districts. "Last year we did an evaluation of where Scarborough was in ...

  • Border attack in Harpswell?

    This sign erected by the Carrying Place Assembly on Route 123 in Harpswell was scratched and tagged with spray paint over the weekend. Gary Anderson, a member of the group that wants to re-establish the town's historical border with Brunswick, said he noticed the damage on Sunday afternoon and la...

  • Brunswick Executive Airport to open Saturday

    BRUNSWICK — Barring high winds, sleet, or snow, Steve Levesque will land his Cessna on the runway of the Brunswick Executive Airport on Saturday, marking its official opening. In late January, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, of which Levesque is executive director, cel...