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  • Brunswick CIP discussion hints at interest in spending cuts

    BRUNSWICK — Some councilors expressed a desire for widespread spending cuts Monday night as the Town Council reviewed the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2015-2016. Monday's workshop was an opportunity for councilors to review and discuss several projects in the CIP, which...

  • Harpswell selectmen review data on rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen reviewed sea level rise data with contracted Town Planner Scott Hastings on Monday evening, examining areas in town that could be critically impacted by rising seas. Hastings, of the Midcoast Council of Governments, is serving as town planner through a cont...

  • RSU 5 expects nearly 9.2% budget increase

    FREEPORT — The fiscal 2016 budget for Regional School Unit 5 is expected to increase by $2.5 million, or 9.15 percent. The RSU 5 Board of Directors on March 25 held a budget review meeting to discuss the budget for the Freeport, Durham, and Pownal district. The total operating budget...

  • Bath land trust to talk fish passage at annual meeting

    BATH — Fish passage restoration will be the topic of the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust's annual meeting on Tuesday, April 7. The event at Maine Maritime Museum starts at 5:30 p.m. and is open to the public. It will feature videos and time-lapse photography that document work at each re...

  • Bath Iron Works nets $620M from Navy for new ship

    BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded $620 million to Bath Iron Works for construction of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The award is a part of a multiyear procurement contract that runs from 2013-2017, according to an announcement from the offices of U.S. Sens. Susan ...

  • Falmouth TIF district gets state approval

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development has approved a new tax increment financing district, Town Manager Nathan Poore said Tuesday. Theo Holtwijk, Falmouth's director of long range planning, sa...

  • Portland Co. opponents seen, not heard, on proposed rezoning

    PORTLAND — The silence was colorful Monday night in a two-hour City Council workshop on possible zoning changes for the Portland Co. Complex at 58 Fore St. Wearing red stickers that proclaimed "No Blank Checks," opponents of the rezoning packed the City Hall council chambers, but nei...

  • Audubon targets stream crossings that disrupt habitats

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon and its partners have launched a new educational website to build on existing training to improve road-stream crossings. Barbara Charry, Maine Audubon wildlife biologist and manager of the Stream Smart traini...

  • Casco Bay Lines OKs fare cut for children

    PORTLAND — Children up to the age of 13 may soon pay half-price fares on Casco Bay Lines ferries, after the CBL Board of Directors approved increasing the age threshold from the current 9 years. The March 26 vote was 5-4. The ferry service covering the Casco Bay islands is a quasi-go...

  • Portland city, school budgets to be reviewed

    PORTLAND — Fiscal year 2016 municipal and school budgets will move forward in the City Council next week. On Monday, April 6, the City Council will receive the municipal budget from acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian, and hold a first reading on the $18.7 million capital impro...