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  • Harpswell assesses future of emergency medical services

    HARPSWELL — When Town Meeting in March approved around-the-clock paramedic services through next year, it was seen as an aid for the town's aging population. But doubt remains about the town's ability to recruit and retain volunteer emergency medical technicians, who have served for ...

  • Developer seeks to demolish, rebuild Bath hotel

    BATH — The Planning Board had its first look Tuesday at a developer's plan to demolish the Shipyard Inn and build a more modern hotel in its place. The applicant, Auburncourt LLC, has an option to purchase the property off Leeman Highway (Route 1), if it receives project approval fro...

  • Cape Elizabeth approves $20.7M school budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on June 8 validated the $20.7 million fiscal 2011 school budget, 2,584 to 1,072. The budget is $672,000, or 3.4 percent larger than this year. School Board Chairwoman Rebecca Millett said she was very pleased with the vote. "This budget was ...

  • Chipman defeats Pye in House District 64 Democratic primary

    HARPSWELL — David I. Chipman, a former Harpswell selectmen and candidate for the state Senate, will be the Democratic candidate for the House District 64 seat. Chipman defeated Lawrence R. Pye, a Phippsburg selectman, 679-540, in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Chipman will face Republ...

  • School budget OK'd in Bath, other RSU 1 communities

    BATH — Voters in the four Regional School Unit 1 communities approved a nearly $25 million fiscal 2011 budget on Tuesday. The June 8 vote follows a district budget meeting held last week. Bath voted 1,720 to 429 in favor of the budget. Arrowsic supported it 161-32, Phipps...

  • School budget passes in all SAD 75 towns

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 residents on Tuesday approved next year’s school budget. In Topsham, residents voted 1,728 to 717 in favor of the $34.8 million fiscal 2011 budget. Harpswell voted 1,318 to 388 in favor, along with Bowdoin, 439-172, and Bowdoinha...

  • Scarborough OKs school budget on 2nd vote

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters approved the $34.9 million school budget Tuesday in the second budget validation referendum for fiscal year 2011. Approximately 31 percent of Scarborough's nearly 14,800 registered voters turned out to cast their ballots. The unofficial tally was 2,325 to...

  • Sanders wins Yarmouth Town Council seat by 27 write-in votes

    YARMOUTH — Write-in candidate Tim Sanders won a seat on the Town Council Tuesday by 29 votes. Sanders defeated Randall Bates, also a write-in candidate, 299-272. The only council candidate who submitted paper to be on the ballot, Steve Woods, was elected to the other open seat...

  • Freeport vote carries $23.6M budget in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — The $23.6 million Regional School Unit 5 budget was approved by voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham on Tuesday, 2,345 to 1,607. Voters in Pownal and Durham rejected the $23.6 million budget by 949 votes, but Freeport's 1,674 yes votes pushed the budget's approval. Resid...

  • Bond vote secures funding for Portland megaberth

    PORTLAND — Maine voters approved at least three of the four statewide bond questions Tuesday, including one that would provide funding for a a deep-water cruise ship berth on the city's waterfront. The fourth question, which includes funding for economic development projects, was too...