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  • Topsham selectmen send revised conduct code to public hearing

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted March 18 to send a proposed code of conduct, as well as code changes related to Town Meeting, to an April 1 public hearing. The Government Improvement Committee met with the board in a workshop March 1 to discuss tweaks to both documents, w...

  • SAD 75 looks to trim budget by about 5%

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 is hoping to build a budget for next year that is almost 5 percent smaller than the current spending plan. The district budgeted $36.25 million for fiscal 2010. But Superintendent of Schools Mike Wilhelm said a $1.5 million decline in ...

  • Sullivan travels to Freeport

    Composer and pianist Paul Sullivan performs March 20 for the Freeport Historical Society's "Spring Serenade" fundraiser at the Freeport Community Center. Nearly 100 people enjoyed a silent auction and the performance by Sullivan, a Maine resident who is known for his work as a soloist, as part of a ...

  • Falmouth Fire Dept. presents annual awards

    FALMOUTH — The Fire Department had record attendance at its annual awards dinner at Keeley's in Portland on March 20, when more than 140 members and their guests came out to recognize members for their service. Certificates were presented to the 32 members of the department who compl...

  • Films help Winter Street Center continue restoration

    BATH — A film series is part of the plan to raise money for restoration and maintenance of the aging Winter Street Center. The 880 Washington St. building, formerly the Winter Street Congregational Church, is home to the Dreamland Movie Theater and other uses. The theater...

  • Brunswick animal shelter seeks evaluation from national agency, community

    BRUNSWICK — In September 2008, the Coastal Humane Society experienced one of its darkest moments when the state Department of Health and Human Services ordered a two-month quarantine ...

  • Town employees' jobs targeted in preliminary Brunswick budget

    BRUNSWICK — Filling a projected $1.97 million budget gap could cost six municipal employees their jobs, according to Town Manager Gary Brown. Brown, acting on

  • Popular Brunswick eatery expanding, but not everyone is happy

    BRUNSWICK — Owners Becky and Dave Shepherd were thrilled when they were offered a lease that would allow them to expand Wild Oats Bakery & Cafe at the Tontine Mall. The Shepherds had been eyeing expansion of the 19-year-old eatery for years. They even considered moving to the old...

  • Topsham doctor faces child porn charges

    TOPSHAM — A doctor faces child pornography charges after being arrested at his Congress Circle home Tuesday. Dr. David A. York, 59, a physician with Concentra Medical Centers in Augusta and Lewiston, is charged with five counts of possession of sexually explicit materials of chi...

  • Proposed Freeport budget holds the line on taxes; dispatch consolidation still an option

    FREEPORT — About 50 town employees filled Town Council Chambers Tuesday night to hear councilors discuss the 2011 budget. Previously faced with a $366,000 budget gap, Town Manager Dale Olmstead suggested personnel reductions, service cuts and dispatch consolidation as a way to fill ...