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  • Residents call for reversal of proposed budget cuts in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — If the Town Council uses Monday's public comments as the only metric for determining spending in fiscal 2011, residents can probably expect a property tax increase beyond the proposed bump of 2 percent.  Even with a 2 percent increase, the council will be forced to r...

  • Falmouth council OKs $34.9M budget, no tax increase

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council unanimously approved a $34.9 million municipal and school budget after a public hearing Monday evening. The budget, which avoids a property tax rate increase, includes $24.5 million for the school system, 1.63 percent less than last year. That is st...

  • Yarmouth council election will depend on write-in candidates

    YARMOUTH — The only contested town election will be for a seat on the Water District Board of Trustees after the deadline for submitting nomination papers expired on April 26. There are two, three-year seats available on both the Town Council and School Committee, but only three...

  • Portland's Ocean Gateway attracts events, but can it pay for itself?

    PORTLAND — Despite losing its main tenant this year, events scheduled for the Ocean Gateway cruise ship terminal and revenue from berthing is expected to cover operating costs for the city's 2-year-old facility. Still, the city is counting on construction of a long-awaited megaberth ...

  • 5 candidates for 3 seats on Falmouth Town Council; 4 seek 2 School Board seats

    FALMOUTH — The April 26 deadline to turn in nomination papers for local elections revealed a few surprises and some expected candidates tossing their hats into the ring. There are three seats up for grabs on the Town Council and two seats available on the School Board, all with three...

  • Improvements to northbound I-295 to begin in May between Portland and Freeport

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation announced Monday that improvements to a nearly 10-mile stretch of northbound Interstate 295 will begin in mid-May. Bradford Foley, DOT highway program manager, said the $8.4 million project will begin near the Portland-Falmouth l...

  • Deering High School students present solar panel initiative

    FALMOUTH — Students from Deering High School in Portland are working to save their school money and do their part to reduce global warming and the country's dependence on foreign energy. At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Ce...

  • South Portland teenager arrested on drug charges after high-speed chase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police were led on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle in Ferry Village. As a result, the 18-year-old driver, Zachary Burns, was arrested on multiple charges, including operating under the influence of drugs and traffic...

  • Runners answer SOS

    Doug Kennedy of Harpswell and his dog, Mauka, cross the Swinging Bridge during the 7th annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 18. Runners ages 7 to 73 entered the event, which crosses the 118-year-old suspension bridge that connects Topsham and Brunswick.

  • Arts Night to highlight student creativity in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The fourth annual Arts Night will take place Thursday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m., giving students the opportunity to showcase their talents in painting, poetry, film and live music.  This will be the second year students in both Pond Cove Elementary School and Cap...