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  • Brunswick council questions spot zoning request

    BRUNSWICK — Plans to build a "high-end" self-storage facility on Old Bath Road may be in jeopardy after town councilors Monday tabled a decision on rezoning the property.  Councilors intend to see how the site will be affected by changes proposed to the town's zoning bounda...

  • Pols 'not likely' to seek re-election to Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Town Council Chairman Benet Pols may not seek a third three-year term in November, and is encouraging other candidates to run in his stead.  In an interview Wednesday, Pols said he would like to see other individuals serve on the council, but will seek another t...

  • Portland bowling alley gets $25K city grant

    PORTLAND — A $25,000 grant from the city will help finance the finishing touches for a 12-lane bowling alley in Bayside. Greg Mitchell, the city's economic development director, said the grant for Bowl Portland was approved last week by the Downtown Portland Corp., a city-affiliated ...

  • Portland seeks $11M grant for major changes at 2 high schools

    PORTLAND — The School Department is seeking a federal grant that could lead to significant changes at two of the city's three high schools. Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. said the district is finalizing an application for a five-year, $11 million federal grant to make s...

  • Floodplain maps put homeowners in harm's way

    YARMOUTH — There's a sliver of water running behind Jamie Brookes' house on

  • Celebrating the life of Judge Frank M. Coffin

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer listens to a speaker as friends, family and colleagues gathered Saturday, May 8, at the University of Southern Maine's Abromson Community Education Center in Portland to celebrate the life of Frank M. Coffin, the former congressman, chief judge of the U.S...

  • Scarborough High School senior dies in prom-night crash

    SCARBOROUGH — A high school senior was killed and three other teenagers were injured when their car was struck by a tractor-trailer truck at the intersection of Payne Road and Holmes Road Saturday evening. Police said Stephen Delano, 18, and Kevin Grondin, who graduated from Scarboro...

  • Brunswick teachers accept wage freeze, keep step increases

    BRUNSWICK — The School Department and the teachers union on Thursday agreed to a two-year contract that includes a one-year wage freeze and a two-year moratorium on district-paid coursework. The two-year agreement paved the way for a $32.8 million spending plan for fiscal 2011. The p...

  • South Portland residents OK school budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Turnout was light, but residents on Thursday, May 6, approved a $41.6 million school budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget, which eliminates 25 jobs, was approved 844-497 and is expected to increase the school share of the local tax rate by 11 cen...

  • 'Sticker Shock' in Bath

    Nicole Mitchell, 14, of Bath, affixes a "Sticker Shock" label to a bottle of beer held by Maria Morris on April 29 at Brackett's Market in Bath. Morris, a Jobs for Maine's graduates specialist, is based at Morse High School and helped coordinate the event called "Sticker Shock." The Maine Office of ...