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  • Kickstarter campaign begins for Bath flags

    BATH — It started as a few, and by July it may be many. The City Council in 2013 approved a flag design that reflects the city's shipbuilding history. That flag hangs in the Council Chambers at City Hall, and outside the building. Only a few others exist. But lead designer Jer...

  • RSU 1 seeks Morse High project committee members

    BATH — As it determines whether to rebuild or renovate Morse High School, Regional School Unit 1 is looking for people to serve on one of five building committees. RSU 1 last year formed a nine-person building committee, composed of three members each from the central office, School ...

  • Yarmouth council accepts $19.8M school budget, schedules public budget hearing

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council accepted a proposed $19.8 million school budget on March 24 and is expected to hold the first of two public hearings on the fiscal year 2012 budget on April 7. Herb Hopkins, the School Department's director of business services, said the school budget...

  • Portland High School students protest removal of principal

    PORTLAND — More than 30 students turned out at last week's School Board meeting to express opposition to the superintendent's reassignment of the Portland High School principal. The School Department announced March 11 that PHS Principal Michael Johnson would become the principal at ...

  • A prescription for more parking headaches?

    Parking in Portland's Bayside neighborhood slow to keep up with demand PORTLAND — A Walgreens pharmacy is set to open Friday on Marginal Way in Bayside, putting more of squeeze on parking in an area already short on supply. While the city's Vision for Bayside, created a deca... 1

  • Falmouth voters get question on community center, library

    Council narrowly supports nearly $5.7M project FALMOUTH — After nearly a year of discussion and debate, the Town Council on Monday night unanimously approved language for a June ballot question on a $5.65 million town center project. But councilors were divided on whether th...

  • Roads may get higher priority in Chebeague Island budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Next year's budget could reflect a greater focus on repairing roads, Town Administrator Eric Dyer said last week. The fiscal 2012 budget is still being developed. Discussion of various town budget departments was scheduled to continue through this week, with discus...

  • Funding in doubt for social services in Portland's Parkside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — The uncertainty over federal and state funding for social service agencies has officials concerned at the People's Regional Opportunity Program in Parkside. Operations at PROP's Parkside neighborhood center are funded by a federal Community Services Block Grant. Tha...

  • Maine Festival of the Book returns Friday

    PORTLAND — The Maine Festival of the Book returns Friday, April 1, with a weekend of readings, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, activities, parties ...

  • The road to learning

    Maine Department of Transportation workers on Monday posted signs directing travelers on Interstate 295 to the new University of Maine Regional Learning Center at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth, which is scheduled to open the first week of May. Once completed the center will be the home of UMaine's sout...