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  • Proposed historic tag adds to Portland Co. complexity

    PORTLAND — The contentious development process for the Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St. could soon include an added level of oversight. On June 24, the Historic Preservation Board recommended placing most of the 10-acre parcel owned by development partnership CPB2 and principals J...

  • North Yarmouth offers discounted defibrillators to businesses

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town has kicked off an initiative geared toward reducing heart damage, boosting survivability, and enhancing the quality of life for people who experience a heart attack, stroke or sudden cardiac arrest. The town was designated a HeartSafe community in March, acc...

  • School budgets OK'd in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters throughout the area came out Tuesday to support their local school budgets. In South Portland, voters approved a $42.8 million school budget for fiscal 2012 by a 2-1 margin. According to unofficial results, South Portland residents voted 2,458 to 1,226 ...

  • Harpswell gardens taking applications

    HARPSWELL — The new Community Gardens at Mitchell Field are opening to the public. The town is accepting applications from residents interested in renting plots. Gardeners can rent 100- or 150-square-foot plots for $25 or $35, respectively, or construct their own raised beds. The ren...

  • Bowdoin College to host Peace Corps celebration

    BRUNSWICK — The Peace Corps turns 50 this year, and the organization is celebrating its Maine volunteers on Saturday, May 14, at Smith Union at Bowdoin College. Maine is in the top 10 per-capita of Peace Corps volunteer-producing states, and the Augusta-Waterville area is ranked eigh...

  • Board OKs $25.6M school budget for Bath, RSU 1

    Jobs will be lost despite 2.5% tax increase BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors approved a $25.6 million fiscal 2012 budget Tuesday by a 5-2 vote. The spending plan will now go before voters in the five RSU 1 communities in a district budget meeting at 6 p.m...

  • Topsham Town Meeting voters to weigh $8.1M budget

    TOPSHAM — A new ladder truck for the Fire Department and a Public Works Department plow truck are among the fiscal 2012 budget requests to be presented to Town Meeting on Wednesday, May 18. Next year's proposed $8.09 million municipal budget is down slightly from the current $8.14 sp...

  • Topsham picks representatives to development meeting

    Trails Day receives support from selectmen TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously appointed two town officials May 5 as delegates to the upcoming Midcoast Economic Development District General Assembly meeting. Those officials – Town Manager Cornell Knight a...

  • Portland voters approve school budget

    PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday approved an $84.6 million school budget for fiscal 2012 by a more than 3-1 margin. According to unofficial results, nearly 76 percent of voters, or 1,289, supported next year's school budget, while about 22 percent, or 412, voted against it. Turnou...

  • Scarborough approves $35.6M school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters approved the $35.6 million school budget Tuesday, by just over 100 votes. According to unofficial ballot counts Tuesday evening, the budget passed 856 to 753. Despite an increase of 1.6 percent, or just over $500,000 in the total budget over last year, the...