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  • Freeport's exit from RSU 5 could add up to $345K to tax bill

    FREEPORT — The added tax burden if the town withdraws from Regional School Unit 5 would range from almost $289,000 to almost $345,000, depending on how many students attend Freeport schools.  The Freeport Withdrawal Committee on Tuesday presented the estimate to the Town Co...

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    PORTLAND — Baxter Black, a one-time Portland resident, recently had an experience most people wouldn't even consider. He spent nearly 40 days climbing the Himalayas, as part of a course offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn about glacial travel and mountaine...

  • Cape Council approves neighborhood skating rink

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council unanimously approved the use of town-owned property on Columbus Road near the intersection of Mitchell Road for a hockey rink in the winter. The request came from young Cape Elizabeth resident Ethan Gillespie of Columbus Road. He wrote a

  • Study suggests turnpike spur, rail link for Scarborough, South Portland

    GORHAM — An east-west highway bypass, commuter rail line and road widening are proposed to help deal with traffic problems in Scarborough, South Portland, Westbrook and Gorham. The Gorham East-West Study results were presented at a series of meetings over the past three weeks, explai...

  • New business zone proposed for Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — A new zoning district has been proposed to control development on the town-owned Mitchell Field property. A committee has been working to implement a master plan proposed for Mitchell Field and made the recommendation to establish a zoning district for 9 acres of the more...

  • Residents ask town for $245K to fix private road

    SCARBOROUGH — The residents of Cranberry Pines Road are hoping to end at least 30 years of debate over what to do about the private road. The 13 homeowners have asked the town to loan them $210,000 to repair the road, an amount that will be split up and paid back to the town with int...

  • City-school dynamic a pressing issue for new South Portland leaders

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council and School Board on Monday caucused to choose their respective leaders. The School Board voted unanimously to elect Ralph Baxter as the 2011 chairman, and the Council voted 4-3 to elect Rosemarie De Angelis as the city's mayor. Both panels wil...

  • State champs

    With senior Luke Pierce (who scored twice) atop the pile, the 2010 Class B boys' soccer state champion Yarmouth Clippers celebrate a 5-0 win over Ellsworth Saturday morning. It was Yarmouth's fourth championship since 2004.

  • Falmouth adds a leaf pick-up day

    FALMOUTH — The town has added an additional curbside leaf bag collection day to the season, which had officially ended on Nov. 4. The additional pick-up day will be on Thursday, Nov. 18.

  • Falmouth realizes workers comp savings

    FALMOUTH — The town has received more than $17,000 from the Maine Municipal Association for its 2009 workers compensation loss ratio. The town's loss ratio, or amount paid for insurance versus amount actually paid out, was 8.8 percent, significantly below the 40 percent or less objec...