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  • Bath council OKs $1.2M settlement with West Bath

    BATH — The City Council granted final approval Wednesday to spending $1.2 million to settle a 2-year-old lawsuit with West Bath. The council also gave preliminary approval to a measure aimed at relieving concerns about parking outside the Winnegance General Store at 36 High St.

  • Brunswick schools face Maine Human Rights Commission lawsuit over bullying

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Human Rights Commission plans to sue the School Department for allegedly discriminating against a former junior high school student who claims the school failed to protect him when he was physically and emotionally abused by other students.  Commission...

  • Freeport budget holds the line, town may use $2.3M in excess funds for fields

    FREEPORT — The Town Council was presented with a proposed $9.3 million municipal budget Tuesday night. Finance director Abbe Yacoben said the proposed fiscal year 2012 budget is up $42,000,  or 0.45 percent, from this year, and does not include a property tax increase. The munic...

  • Portland School Board OKs $89.6M budget that cuts jobs, increases taxes

    PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday night unanimously approved a nearly $89.6 million budget.  The spending plan for fiscal 2012 is about $360,000 smaller than the current budget. But the School Department's share of local property taxes is expected to increase by about 2.79 ...

  • Leaning into spring

    Like plants that lean in the direction of their light source, these snowmen, created at the corner of Middle and School streets in Freeport after last Friday's snowstorm, were leaning by Sunday in the direction of the warming noontime sun.

  • Court dismisses lawsuit challenging Freeport dispatch change

    FREEPORT — A Maine Superior Court justice has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the town's transfer of emergency medical dispatch services to Brunswick.  Residents Marianne McGettigan, Judith Blanchard and Donald Rice did not agree with a Town Council decision last April to mo...

  • School budget divides Falmouth Town Council

    Several councilors question all-day kindergarten proposal FALMOUTH — Four of the seven town councilors spoke out last week against funding in the school budget for an all-day kindergarten program in the new elementary school. The proposed $26.2 million fiscal 2012 budget is ... 1

  • Falmouth seeks leftover stimulus funds to replace school furnaces

    FALMOUTH — The new school campus on Woodville Road may become an oil heat-free zone, if the schools wins a grant from the Maine Forest Service. The town applied last week for a grant of up to $500,000 to replace the middle school's two oil-burning furnaces, which are more than 50 yea...

  • Portland's East End Community School eligible for improvement funds

    PORTLAND — For the second year in a row, a city elementary school is on the state's list of under-performing schools eligible for special federal assistance. East End Community School is one of 10 schools in the state not making adequate progress in accordance with the No Child Left ...

  • Darrell, Renehan to leave Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Two town councilors will not seek re-election in June. Nomination papers for the June 14 municipal elections are available at the town clerk's office at Town Hall. Three council seats, two School Committee seats and two seats on the Water District Board of Trustees, all fo...