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  • RSU 1 communities meet June 1 on budget

    BATH — Voters in the greater Bath school district will have their initial vote on a nearly $25 million fiscal 2011 budget on Tuesday, June 1. The Regional School Unit 1 budget will then go to a final vote at the budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 8. Next year&r...

  • From roundabouts to overpasses, Brunswick residents to review potential traffic changes

    BRUNSWICK — As the state Department of Transportation moves forward with a plan to restore connectivity between Route 1 and Maine Street, a $1 million study is taking a more comprehensive look at how traffic movement can speed the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. By next... 2

  • Dispatch decision challenge prompts Freeport Town Charter review

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday scheduled a June 29 workshop to discuss amendments to the Town Charter. Councilor Joe Migliaccio presented proposed language for sections in the charter that address the process to overrule council decisions and the requirement that residents si...

  • Portland planners show support for law offices on waterfront

    PORTLAND — A proposal to covert a waterfront storage building into offices for a local law firm is on the fast track for approval from the city Planning Board. At a workshop meeting Tuesday evening, building owner Waterfront Maine presented its plans to turn the 100,000-square-foot C...

  • Falmouth road race to raise money for Honduran relief supplies

    FALMOUTH — A five-mile run on June 12 will raise money for medical and construction supplies for Honduran villages, which a local group will visit next year. A team of volunteers, doctors and nurses from southern Maine communities will visit El Triunfo, Honduras, in February 201...

  • Art sought for new Falmouth Elementary School building

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Arts Commission is calling for artist proposals for pieces to be installed in the new Falmouth Elementary School when it is completed next summer. The project is part of the Percent For Art program, which requires that all state-funded building projects set aside...

  • Cumberland Town Council candidates agree on need for expanded tax base

    CUMBERLAND — Incumbent Town Councilors Stephen Moriarty and Michael Perfetti face a challenge from Sally Leavitt in the June 8 election. The race for the two, three-year seats is Cumberland’s only contested election this spring. James Bailinson of Friar Lane is runn...

  • Yarmouth considered for waste water-to-energy project

    YARMOUTH — An inventor from California sees Yarmouth as a possible location for a pilot project that would convert waste water into hydrogen and other gases to produce energy. Ronny Bar-Gaddam, founder and chief executive officer of Genesys LLC hosted Town Manager Nat Tupper and othe...

  • Falmouth council hears concerns about removing street lights

    FALMOUTH — After a joyous and musical start to the May 24 meeting with a resolution to congratulate the middle school jazz band, the "Iron Twinkies," for their Division I win at the Maine State Jazz Festival, the Town Council moved through a packed agenda. More than 80 people attende...

  • From Kabul to Cumberland: Students connect with soldier in Afghanistan

    CUMBERLAND — Jane Crowley’s three eighth-grade social studies classes gained a unique perspective on current events this month by talking via the Internet with a Bangor soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Student Sarah Kurland said her Greely Middle School class had been lea...