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  • West Bath vote on RSU 1 withdrawal likely in January

    BATH — A second and final vote on West Bath's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 1 could be held in January 2015. The RSU 1 board unanimously OK'd the agreement Sept. 22, and West Bath heard from the state education commissioner four days later that the agreement received condition...

  • Watson, McCreight vie for open seat in House District 51

    HARPSWELL — Republican Byron Watson and Democrat Joyce "Jay" McCreight are contesting an open seat in state House District 51, which includes Harpswell, West Bath, and a sliver of east Brunswick. The two candidates have different views on how they will repre...

  • Police charge teenager in Bath school vandalism

    BATH — Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday morning in connection with vandalism at the Fisher-Mitchell School. Following up on several leads, police said they arrested the boy at 10:15 a.m. and charged him with aggravated criminal mischief and burglary. Police respo...

  • Man faces charges in Bath stabbing

    BATH — Police have charged a man living at 734 Middle St. with stabbing another resident Sunday night. James M. Manley, 51, was charged with elevated aggravated assault. Police said a 40-year-old man entered the Police Department lobby at 11:24 p.m. Sunday with multiple s...

  • Yarmouth firm to conduct search for Topsham manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 16 to hire a Yarmouth company to aid in the search for a new town manager. Selectman Don Russell said the town sent requests for proposals to five firms and heard back from three. The Maine Municipal Association submitted ...

  • Freeport Sewer District picks chairman for paid job

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District Board of Trustees has added a part-time, paid general manager and voted 4-0 to appoint Chairman Leland Arris to the job. The action, taken by the board on Monday, Sept. 20, has at least one resident and one board member questioning the board's motives.

  • Freeport councilor, lawyer's opinion deflect conflict-of-interest claim

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Sept. 14 forgave a portion of a loan to the Freeport Community Center, but not before one councilor's affiliation with the center raised questions about the decision. Councilor Sara Gideon, who sits on the FCS board of trustees, was one of four cou...

  • Falmouth Land Trust brings raptors to annual meeting

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Land Trust has invited some special guests to celebrate its 30th year – winged guests. The non-profit organization Wind Over Wings, from Connecticut, will present a live raptor show from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the University of Maine Fou...

  • Artist's paintings soon to grace walls of Southeast Asia embassy

    FALMOUTH — Until very recently, the only thing John Knight knew about the country of Timor-Leste was that it had a violent and tumultuous past. But now that U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Judith Ryan Fergin, a Falmouth native, is installing several of Knight's paintings in the U.S. e...

  • Yarmouth residents question proposed 48-house development

    YARMOUTH — Neighbors of a proposed subdivision off Hillside Street offered the developer more complaints than compliments during a community meeting last week. The developer of ...