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  • South Portland adds 6 months to tar sands moratorium

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday extended a moratorium on tar sands and approved a transfer of $15,000 additional funds to the city property tax assistance program. Councilors also authorized a $10,000 business loan for a start-up consignment shop in the Mill Creek...

  • Bath council OKs sale of Huse School

    BATH — A longtime city-owned property is likely going back on the tax rolls. In a meeting Wednesday that ran about 10 minutes, the City Council unanimously approved the $145,000 sale of the John E.L. Huse Memorial School, which the Regional School Unit 1

  • Brunswick budget, tax hike whittled, but work remains

    BRUNSWICK — Like stubborn patches of snow that are slowly receding, a projected increase in the town's 2015 property tax rate may also be shrinking. Or so town officials hope. Interim Town Manager John Eldridge has been working to whittle down budget requests from town departm...

  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Topsham stage repair drive halfway to fundraising goal

    TOPSHAM — A fundraising campaign for a new stage surface at the Orion Performing Arts Center is about halfway to its goal. When Mt. Ararat Middle School – the center's 66 Republic Drive home – was built in 2001, the stage was designed to be more shallow than what became t...

  • Beach to Beacon bibs available for fundraisers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Runners still looking for a spot in the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Aug. 2 can secure a bib from Rippleffect, the race beneficiary, in exchange for fundraising. More than 100 of the entries were available from Rippleffect and prior beneficiaries, according to...

  • Bath Iron Works nets $57M in new contracts

    BATH — The U.S. Navy on Tuesday awarded Bath Iron Works two contracts totaling about $57 million, according to U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine. One $28.7 million contract funds fleet maintenance work. The other, for the same amount, funds engineering and design work on the Littora...