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  • Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport seek joint Route 1 study

    FALMOUTH — Four towns are applying for a transportation planning study of the U.S. Route 1 corridor. The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System is seeking municipal transportation planning study proposals for 2016-2017. Fal...

  • Falmouth School Board to decide how aid windfall is used

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday continued its conversation on how unanticipated education funding from the state should best be used. Councilors didn't take action, and acknowledged that use of the nearly $522,000 falls under the jurisdiction of the School Board. The cou...

  • Portland Fire Dept. to add 12 firefighters with $1M federal grant

    PORTLAND — A more than $1 million grant from the federal government will allow the Fire Department to restore 12 firefighters who were cut from the force in 2008 because of budgetary constraints. The city found out late last month that the department was chosen to received a Staffing...

  • UPDATED: Legislative panel rejects attempt to alter Harpswell-Brunswick border

    HARPSWELL — Leaders of a campaign to redraw the border with Brunswick are giving up after state lawmakers, for the second time, have voted against a bill that would have allowed the change. In an 11-2 vote on May 6, the Committee on State and Local Government voted that LD 69 "ought ...

  • Dancing up donations in Cape Elizabeth

    Zoe Collins, left, and Truly Chillemi dance up a storm to the music of Truly's father, jazz trumpeter Marc Chillemi and the SoPo Trio, last Sunday at the Local Buzz in Cape Elizabeth, where Truly organized "Food is Hope," a benefit for the Wayside Food Rescue in Portland. Truly, a second-grader a...

  • Cape Elizabeth council to cement Shore Road Path funding with money from building fees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will discuss potential funding sources for the proposed Shore Road Pathway project on Monday, May 9, after the group responsible for private fundraising only met half its goal. The Shore Road project was approved by the Town Council in 2009 on the c...

  • Scarborough council cuts $225K from school budget as it heads to voters

    SCARBOROUGH — A $35.5 million school budget is heading to voters Tuesday after the Town Council slashed $225,000 from the School Board's proposal on Wednesday night. The School Board had added $545,000 into the budget initially, reducing the number of positions the superintendent cut...

  • Brunswick school budget axes 40 jobs, 15 teachers

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board accepted a $33.3 million budget for fiscal 2012 on Wednesday night. The spending plan eliminates nearly 40 jobs, terminating the contracts of 15 teachers and temporarily closes Jordan Acres Elementary School. The board voted unanimously three times...

  • Bath municipal taxes could rise nearly 1.7%

    Ban on 'smart' meters passes 1st hurdle BATH — City taxes could increase 1.69 percent next year under a preliminary spending plan City Manager Bill Giroux presented to the City Council Wednesday night. With school and county expenses added into the mix, Bath's total tax prop... 1

  • Both sides disappointed with Harpswell-Brunswick border talks

    BRUNSWICK — A bill that would change the boundary between Brunswick and Harpswell is heading back to the Legislature Friday for another work session. When the Committee on State and Local Government last met to discuss LD 69 on Feb. 16, legislators told the two towns to come up with ...