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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • Bowdoin graduation ceremonies scheduled for this weekend

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will graduate 443 seniors at its 206th commencement on Saturday. This year's graduates come from 38 states and ten countries. Students from Massachusetts, Maine, New York, California and Connecticut are the most highly represented. Seniors Joelinda ...

  • Greater Bath school budget heads to voters

    BATH — The public will soon have the opportunity to weigh in on the $25.6 million Regional School Unit 1 budget. The fiscal 2012 spending plan goes to the first of two public votes at a district budget meeting next week. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 31, at Bath Middle...

  • Mid-Coast communities plan Memorial Day events

    BATH — Mid-Coast communities are paying homage to the soldiers who gave their lives for this country in a variety of Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 30. Members of American Legion Post 21 in Bath will assemble at their 200 Congress Ave. headquarters from 6-7 a.m. and then proc...

  • SAD 75 voters grant first passage to FY 12 budget

    TOPSHAM — In less than an hour, and with little public comment, School Administrative District 75 voters approved next year's $34.2 million budget on May 19. The audience approved separate budget warrant articles by a show of hands in the Town Meeting-style gathering, held at the Ori...

  • Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board

    BRUNSWICK — Anna Nelson thought she knew what she was getting into when she bought a home on Bouchard Drive, right next to the train tracks. "I had seen the trains and heard the trains and it wasn't anything I couldn't live with," she said. What she wasn't expecting was a near... 3

  • State education department reviews special ed complaint against SAD 75

    TOPSHAM — The Maine Department of Education is investigating whether systemic violations of special education regulations exist in School Administrative District 75.  DOE spokesman David Connerty-Marin said last week that his department often receives complaints referring to the...

  • Navy hotel faces uncertain future

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has postponed its search for an operator of the 248-room Navy Gateway Inn & Suites, despite seeking proposals and offering a tour of the facility to interested parties. During an April 19 tour of the hotel, which closed Ap...

  • Bay House extension sent to Portland City Council with conditions

    PORTLAND — Approvals for a $30 million mixed-use development on Newbury Street won a unanimous 15-month extension Tuesday from the Planning Board. But the Massachusetts-based developer must address neighborhood concerns about the lack of maintenance of the former Village Cafe site, a...