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  • Bath council OKs sale of Huse School

    BATH — A longtime city-owned property is likely going back on the tax rolls. In a meeting Wednesday that ran about 10 minutes, the City Council unanimously approved the $145,000 sale of the John E.L. Huse Memorial School, which the Regional School Unit 1

  • Brunswick budget, tax hike whittled, but work remains

    BRUNSWICK — Like stubborn patches of snow that are slowly receding, a projected increase in the town's 2015 property tax rate may also be shrinking. Or so town officials hope. Interim Town Manager John Eldridge has been working to whittle down budget requests from town departm...

  • New executive director at MCOG

    BATH – Jeffrey D. Kobrock, city manager of Gardner for the past nine years, will begin his role as executive director of the Midcoast Council of Governments on Monday, March 22. He previously served as executive director of the Gardiner Board of Trade and as Bucksport’s economi...

  • Good form

    Brook Mitchell, 13, of Bath, plays soccer and lacrosse, but has the form of a javelin thrower while pitching limbs onto a brush fire on Friday, March 12. With temperatures in the 50s, it was a great day to clear up winter's mess.

  • Scarborough budget 'conversation' starts with 4.5% tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager's draft fiscal 2011 budget calls for an increase of just over $2.3 million to be raised from taxes, despite an overall budget decrease of 1.4 percent. The property tax rate would rise to $12.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, compared to the current $12.1...

  • Cape Elizabeth school chief hopes for additional state aid

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins on March 15 told the School Board he does not expect to release a freeze on school supplies, but does expect to hear from the state about a possible $5 million in additional aid to schools. If the district receives addition...

  • South Portland budget would cut jobs, not people

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city manager on Monday gave the City Council a budget proposal that eliminates jobs, but doesn't include layoffs. But the $27.1 million budget is also about $152,000 larger than the one requested by the council, which sought a spending plan that would not increase ta...

  • Pine Point park, access plan heads to Scarborough council

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board gave advisory approval March 15 to the town's plan for a small park and beach access path at Pine Point Beach. The plan is part of a larger project that included a land swap between the town and the Lighthouse Inn, which was completed in late December 200... 1

  • Bickford expected to replace Landis as Cumberland recreation director

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council will vote April 12 on Brian Bickford's appointment as community education and recreation director. Bickford, who will also remain in charge of golf operations at the Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center, will replace Bill Landis as recreation dire...

  • Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough in drama festival finals

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Playmakers took first place in the Class B regional competition of the Maine Drama Festival and will compete in the state finals this weekend. Winners from the Class A regional division include Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth. They will compete at Ca...