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  • Petition gatherers hope to overturn Bath turf field bond

    BATH — Residents, including a city councilor, are collecting signatures for a petition to reverse a council vote to borrow money for artificial turf at McMann Field. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 to borrow up to $300,000 for the 90,000-foot surface. The bond will be repai...

  • For Falmouth students, it's time to kick some 'bots

    FALMOUTH — While some students may be lying on beaches soaking up the rays during their winter vacation week, or losing sensation in their thumbs playing video games, a group of more than 50 high school students from Falmouth, Gorham and surrounding communities has been hunkered down in the...

  • Freeport manager to propose budget cuts

    FREEPORT — Town Manager Dale Olmstead will present his suggestions to close a $366,000 budget gap at a Town Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Olmstead's first tier of suggestions include emergency dispatch consolidation with Brunswick and reduction of per...

  • Falmouth, Yarmouth may share dispatch

    FALMOUTH — Yarmouth and Falmouth may soon be sharing dispatch services at the Falmouth Police Department. The consolidation would save Falmouth about $60,000 a year while keeping the service local, rather than joining Cumberland County to cut costs, Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore...

  • Freeport street extension plan needs more work

    FREEPORT — The Traffic and Parking Committee on Tuesday approved a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Park and School streets, but unexpectedly tabled a proposal to extend School Street to Bow Street after a two-hour discussion. The plan to extend School Street to Bow Street is co...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget to be discussed in forum

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 will hold a fiscal 2011 budget forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, to discuss the financial challenges the district faces and the latest information on revenues and expenses. The forum will be held in the Commons area of Greely High School ...

  • Brunswick School Board chairman, legislators spar over aid cuts, e-mail remarks

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board chairman and members of the town's legislative delegation are feuding over a proposed $3 million slash in state e...

  • North Yarmouth's Graham makes 3rd run in House District 109

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Selectman Anne Graham, who was narrowly defeated in the last two House District 109 elections, announced she is again a candidate in the district that includes parts of North Yarmouth, Pownal and Gray. Graham, a Democrat, said in a press release that she is runn...

  • North Yarmouth draft budget shows 2.6% reduction

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The draft fiscal 2011 municipal budget, which faces a long review process before being approved in June, is 2.6 percent smaller than the existing budget. The total budget proposed by Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin is $2.25 million, compared with $2.31 mi... 2

  • Brunswick budget forum draws small turnout

    BRUNSWICK — Fewer than a dozen residents voiced concerns about a projected $5 million budget gap during a Feb. 11 forum hosted by the Town Council. The town meeting-style event was designed to gather input on how the council and School Board should address a shortfall that officials ...