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  • Dispute simmers over sale of Brunswick Naval Air Station housing

    BRUNSWICK — A representative of the owner of the military housing at Brunswick Naval Air Station said this week that concerns about the pending private sale and disposition of the 702 units are overstated. Mark Lavin of Northeast Housing, a partnership between Balfour Beatty Communit... 1

  • SAD 75 budget could shrink, but taxes will decline only in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Mike Wilhelm walked the School Board and the public through next year's financial challenges Tuesday in the first of three budget forums. Tuesday’s forum in Harpswell was to be followed by one in Bowdoin on Thursday. ...

  • First woman director takes the reins at Bath YMCA

    BATH — Sabrina Murphy, the new executive director of the Bath Area Family YMCA, is also the first woman to lead the institution in its 154-year history. Murphy, who replaces Phil Krummel, was hired by the YMCA in 2001 as the associate executive director and later became operatio...

  • Brunswick school renovation funds removed from lending reform law

    BRUNSWICK — A provision that would have provided renovation funds for school districts affected by the 2011 closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station was stripped from a bill that President Obama signed into law Tuesday. Removal of the measure will have immediate consequences for the Br...

  • Harpswell panel solicits input on Mitchell Field businesses

    HARPSWELL — For some residents, one of the biggest problems with Mitchell Field is that there's no business there. On Wednesday, April 7, residents harboring that opinion – and probably a few that don't – will get a chance to say what kind of businesses should be allowed ...

  • 12 employees could lose jobs under RSU 1 budget

    BATH — The draft fiscal 2011 budget proposed by Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth could mean the elimination of a dozen employees. The $24.35 million spending plan is nearly $634,000 less than this year’s budget, and includes a revenue loss of abou...

  • PUC lets Casco Bay ferry fare changes stand

    PORTLAND — The Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday ruled that a May 2009 rate increase by Casco Bay Lines was reasonable and has rejected a petition demanding an investigation. The budget passed in May 2009 by the CBL Board of Directors resulted in increases to tickets across the ...

  • Bottle return: Friends reconnect 15 years after launching message from Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Nearly 15 years ago, four little girls from Yarmouth wrote a message, put it in a thick green bottle, threw it into the ocean and hoped for a response. After a few years, the girls moved away from Maine, grew up and forgot about their message – until last w... 4

  • Metro raises bus fares

    PORTLAND — The cost to ride Metro is scheduled to increase beginning Thursday, April 1. A one-way fare is increasing 25 cents, from $1.25 to $1.50. A 10-ride pass goes from $11 to $13.50, and a monthly pass will increase $2.50, to $40. Senior tickets will be 65 cents – u...

  • Pownal program could be cut to save $185K in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — A proposal to bus Pownal Middle School students to either Durham or Freeport next year could save $185,000, according to the Regional School Unit 5 superintendent. The School Board is working through a $23.6 million operating