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  • South Portland residents slam school budget, administrators

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents on Monday night called on the City Council to require further cuts to the School Department's proposed budget, which was widely criticized during a hour-long public hearing. Residents, who packed council chambers, were reacting to a $61.1 million budget pro...

  • Scarborough council OKs Pine Point Beach access plan

    SCARBOROUGH — A plan to create an access path between King Street and Pine Point Beach will move forward. The Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday to approve $146,000 to fund the plan, which will create a drop-off point, landscaping and paved walking path to the beach. The approv...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board heads toward approving budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After five workshops and a public meeting, the School Board finalized adjustments to its proposed budget on Monday, April 5. Using the midpoint budget as a stepping point, the board restored a few programs and positions that were slated to be cut, and reduced a ...

  • Bath council sets June referendum on McMann Field artificial turf plan

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously sustained its February decision to borrow money for installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. But councilors also voted unanimously to schedule a June 8 voter referendum on the decision to borrow up to $300,000 for the proj...

  • Bath Planning Board approves business park growth

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a final subdivision application for the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. While the 25-acre, nine-lot expansion will be built in West Bath, all the impact on roads will be in Bath, where the first two phases are...

  • North Yarmouth nomination papers due April 23

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Nomination papers for the June 8 municipal election are due at the town clerk’s office on Friday, April 23. Two seats are available for three-year terms on the Board of Selectmen. Incumbent Selectman Robert Wood has taken out papers, but Selectman Anne Gra...

  • Low bid drives Cumberland's Route 88 improvement cost down to about $4M

    CUMBERLAND — Although the Town Council voted last December to borrow up to $4.5 million for improvements to Foreside Road (Route 88), the low bid for the work will reduce the cost to between $4 million and $4.1 million, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday. The Town Council is ex...

  • Face-lift for Monument Square

    Portland Public Services crews began constructing new granite planters this week at Monument Square, in anticipation of tree planting in May. The square will get 15 new trees, most likely ginkgos, according to city Arborist Jeff Tarling. Eight will be installed along storefronts (shown), three in...

  • Lawmakers seek scrutiny of tax rebate for Brunswick inn

    BRUNSWICK — A tax rebate program for the developer of Maine Street Station is coming under increased scrutiny by the state agency reviewing the proposal. The rebate, which over 10 years would award JHR Development an average of 85 percent of property taxes collected on a proposed 54-...

  • Kilty pleasure: Tartan Day at Maine Military Museum in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Call it a kilty pleasure. On Saturday, April 10, the Maine Military Museum Annex will host an event honoring Maine Tartan Day, a celebration of Scots and Scots-Americans in Maine. The event will feature bag pipers, living historians, a parade of colors and, of course... 1