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  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • Train barn foes, Downeaster official clash in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — A meeting of an advisory group for a proposed train layover facility Thursday lapsed into an acrimonious exchange between opponents of the project and representatives of the agency that runs the Amtrak Downeaster. At the meeting, three members of the Brun...

  • Correction

    Last week's story "Lions Club celebrates 60 years of service" should have said Donald Grover is the president of the Falmouth Lions Club.

  • 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...