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  • Pitching in at Pope Preserve in South Portland

    Owen Coon, John Dore, and others remove debris and unwanted growth at Pope Preserve on Mill Cove during South Portland’s Earth Day Clean-Up on Sunday, April 20. Volunteers organized by the South Portland Land Trust cleaned up sites throughout the city, including Bug Light Park, the Greenbel...

  • Inspection could decide fate of Harpswell water tower

    HARPSWELL — The dilapidated, unused water storage tank that stands above Mitchell Field off Harpswell Neck Road is finally going to get some close scrutiny. The 104-foot-high tower, built more than 60 years ago, is rusting in many spots. Its sky-blue protective coating has failed, al...

  • Harpswell selectmen seek historical evidence to support beach easement

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously June 3 to collect historical evidence that could be used to prove the public has earned permanent access to a private beach.  Cedar Beach, on Bailey Island, is off a private dirt road used by nearby residents. Visitors current...

  • Bath voters nix borrowing for artificial turf field

    BATH — Voters on June 8 overturned a City Council decision to borrow money for construction of an artificial turf field. The City Council had voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. Opponents then gathered mor...

  • Cape Elizabeth rejects parking fees at Fort Williams by 2-1 margin

    CAPE ELIZABETH — For the second time in nearly three years, residents rejected a proposal to implement a pay-and-display parking fee system at Fort Williams Park. Residents voted 2,532 to 1,262 against the proposal in a non-binding advisory vote on June 8. The Town Council app...

  • 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...