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  • Administrators propose long-term plan for Brunswick schools

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board on Wednesday generally embraced a long-term facilities plan that would invest in building repairs while preparing the groundwork for new school construction. In a workshop, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski and Facilities Director Paul Caron proposed putting...

  • RSU 1 residents air concern about West Bath withdrawal

    WEST BATH — With the town expected to vote in three months on leaving Regional School Unit 1, residents of the district's five communities raised questions about the split at a public hearing Wednesday. A major concern expressed by audience members at the West Bath School meeting was...

  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Bank funds academic initiative at SMCC

    SOUTH PORTLAND — KeyBank announced a $500,000 donation to Southern Maine Community College for use toward a student success initiative.  The grant is the largest ever made by the KeyBank of Maine Foundation. According to a press release, the Path to Graduation (P2G) ...

  • 'Russia Resurgent' coming to Scarborough library

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Public Library will be hosting a series of programs in collaboration with the Camden Conference. The programs will center around the theme “Russia Resurgent,” which will also be the...

  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Topsham promotes assistant planner to department head

    TOPSHAM — Rod Melanson, the town's assistant/natural resources planner since 2004, was unanimously hired Oct. 16 by the Board of Selectmen as planning director, a role he has filled this year in an interim capacity. Melanson, who lives in Newcastle with his wife and two children, fil...

  • Senate District 23 election a 3-way contest

    TOPSHAM — Three candidates are on the Nov. 4 ballot in the new state Senate District 23, which includes all of Sagadahoc County and the Lincoln County town of Dresden. Incumbent Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, is seeking a second term in the former District 19. Challenging her are R...

  • Freeport council rejects panel to guide Active Living Plan

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday decided not to establish an Active Living Advisory Committee. Councilors amended a motion that would have created a committee to carry out the work of a task force that created the Freeport Active Living Plan. They voted 6-1, with Councilor...

  • Yarmouth candidates debate local, state issues

    YARMOUTH — Candidates for Town Council and House District 47 discussed a wide range of topics in a candidates forum hosted Monday by the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. The event was held in the Log Cabin and questions were asked by Carolyn Schuster, the executive director of the Chamb...