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  • Yarmouth candidates running unopposed

    YARMOUTH — David Ray and Susan Stover are not seeking re-election to the School Committee in the upcoming June election. Nomination papers were due April 24 for two seats on Town Council, three seats on the School Committee, and one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees.

  • Regional School Unit 1 board to vote on budget

    BATH — The proposed budget for Regional School Unit 1 goes to a Board of Directors vote Monday, May 4, before being put in the hands of voters. The budget has remained unchanged after public hearings held April 6 and 27. Public support was expressed at both meetings for Phippsburg's ...

  • Freeport council cans proposal for pay-per-bag trash disposal

    FREEPORT — Residents will not have to purchase specific bags to dispose of trash after the Town Council on Tuesday night ended discussions about pay-per-bag pick-up. The Solid Waste and Recycling Committee has been working on a proposal since last September, after the council asked i...

  • Brunswick to consider proactive fire inspections

    Neighbors concerned about condition of burned building BRUNSWICK — Residents are urging the town to improve its fire inspection program, and to make the owner of a recently burned building clean it up or tear it down. Neighbors are concerned that the apartment building at 16...

  • American Legion gives unofficial Topsham war memorial a permanent home

    TOPSHAM — A privately maintained war memorial has a new home after the Board of Selectmen unanimously supported moving the commemorative site from town property on Route 196 to the local American Legion post. Gordon Kinney of Tedford Road created the memorial on what was then state p...

  • Portland School Dept. plans sports boosters meetings

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Schools will host a series of meetings on a proposal to consolidate sports booster clubs into two large organizations. According to a press release, the purpose of the meetings is to gain feedback about a proposed work plan that was approved by the Scho...

  • All in a weekend's work

    Manned by Oliver Terilli, left, Emily Damon and Elsie Parrot, the Breakwater School boat goes into the water at East End Beach in Portland on Sunday for its maiden voyage at the conclusion of the eighth annual Compass Project Boat Building Festival. Fourteen teams spent Friday and Saturday under a b...

  • Portland gets $100K neighborhood art grant

    PORTLAND — The city will receive a $100,000 grant for a new program that aims to reduce social and political tensions in neighborhoods through art. The city announced on Tuesday that Portland is one of 51 groups nationwide to receive an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for ...

  • Falmouth council meets privately with possible developer

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council held a closed-door meeting Monday night with the owner of OceanView Retirement Home and its development company in advance of producing a request for proposals for use of the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings and development of the school property. Vo...

  • School's out for summer, but Falmouth construction is in full swing

    FALMOUTH — The first thing you notice when you walk into the new Falmouth Elementary School on Woodville Road is the natural light. That light accompanies you as you walk through the colorful halls in each wing, even on the lower floors, where thick glass inset in the floors allows l...