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  • Topsham municipal budget could shrink by 1%

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Cornell Knight said last week that he is proposing a spending plan for next year that will decline nearly 1 percent. The current $8.14 million municipal budget would drop to $8.06 million, under Knight's request. The Board of Selectmen will also make a r...

  • Bath planners to vote again on Wing Farm business park

    BATH — The Planning Board will vote April 19 on a new notice of decision concerning the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. That approval may include new conditions on the project, which the board discussed Tuesday. The board originally approved the third phase last Ap...

  • School tax scenarios vary for SAD 75 towns

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 superintendent is aiming for a budget with no overall increase in tax revenue. But while the combined local share from taxpayers would remain at $18.7 million, individual shares for Topsham, Bowdoin and Bowdoinham would increase –...

  • Brunswick 3rd in Maine soft-shell clam landings; harvesters fear border change

    BRUNSWICK — Clams dug from the vast mudflats of Middle Bay, Thomas Point and Skolfield Cove boosted Brunswick to third in the state for soft-shell clam landings, according to recent figures from the Department of Marine Resources. In 2010, Brunswick harvesters dug more than 592,000 p...

  • Freeport seeks flat tax rate, finds field funds

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night directed the finance director to maintain a flat municipal tax rate while creating the fiscal year 2012 budget. The municipal budget will be rolled out April 5. Town Manager Dale Olmstead said even though the county budget has increased, the ...

  • Adult education backers seek relief from Portland school budget cuts

    PORTLAND — Single mothers, retirees and refugees were among the dozens of people who pleaded with the School Board Tuesday night to spare the city's adult education program from cuts proposed in the 2012 school budget. Several parents and teachers also warned School Board members abo... 1

  • Freeport program offers 40 home energy audits

    FREEPORT — Using stimulus funds from an $81,000 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, 40 residents have the chance to receive a free home energy audit. Town Planner Donna Larson said the home audits complete the last piece of a town-wide conservation effort. The money has b...

  • Bond costs, all-day K fuel 6.6% Falmouth school budget hike

    FALMOUTH — The School Department is proposing a 55-cent increase in the property tax rate to support next year's $26.2 million school budget. The increase, which does not take into account the municipal side of the budget, would mean a tax increase of $110, or 6.6 percent, for owners...