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  • 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...

  • 4 candidates vie for 2 Falmouth Town Council seats

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Town Council in the June 14 election. Incumbent Teresa Pierce, who has served one three-year term on the council, is up against three first-time candidates: Jonathan Berry, Patricia Kirby and Chris Orestis. The polls wi...

  • Correction

    Last week's story, "Waynflete School gets $2M grant for scholarship endowment," should have said the school will award $100,000 in annual scholarships.

  • Accelerated transition to Yarmouth schools in proposed Chebeague Island budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — An earlier transition of students to Yarmouth schools is proposed in the town's fiscal 2012 budget, which goes to voters at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 4. Next year's proposed spending plan of $2.45 million is effectively flat, increasing by just $192. The schoo...

  • Falmouth School Board election attracts range of candidates

    FALMOUTH — Six diverse candidates are running for three open seats on the School Board this year. They include a Realtor, an incumbent, a vocal critic of town government and parents of past and present Falmouth school students. The winners will be elected on June 14, for three... 13

  • Yarmouth Town Council approves hiking trail plan for CMP corridor

    YARMOUTH — Thanks to an updated license agreement with Central Maine Power Co., nearly six miles of land along a power line right-of-way can be used for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The Town Council on May 19 unanimously authorized the agreement for ...