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  • Amid opposition, Brunswick council Oks inn tax rebate

    BRUNSWICK — Weighing the unpopularity of another financial concession to the developer of Maine Street Station against the prospect of losing its entire investment in the project, the Town Council on Monday approved a controversial tax rebate program for a 54-room inn. The council vo...

  • SAD 51 superintendent predicts staff reductions in budget rollout

    CUMBERLAND — Superintendent Robert Hasson plans to meet his mandate for a no-growth 2011 operating budget when he presents the spending plan to the School Administrative 51 Board of Directors on March 15. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth schools superintendent has been directed by...

  • Freeport town manager offers recommendations to fill $366K budget gap

    FREEPORT — Residents may be focused on a proposal to consolidate dispatch services as a way to save money, but Town Manager Dale Olmstead has provided other options to fill a $366,000 gap in the operating budget for fiscal year 2011. In a document posted on the town Web site, ...

  • Yarmouth's draft 2010 Comp Plan rolled out for public viewing

    YARMOUTH — A draft version of the 2010 Comprehensive Plan has been ...

  • Higher calling

    University of New England senior Katie Cormier stuffs insulation into a second floor crawlway, during a student-led work effort at a Habitat for Humanity house on West Street in Freeport on Feb. 25. Cormier was one of several UNE students that opted out of traditional Spring Break activities in o...

  • Legislators to Brunswick school officials: Prepare for the worst

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board met with the town's legislative delegation Feb. 25, a week after the board's chairman blamed the contingent for doing too little to curb an estimated $2.8 million cut in state aid. The work session was scheduled to discuss ways to deal with the projected ...

  • Morse High student's play takes stage at One Act fest

    BATH — A Morse High School student's play about a dying woman and her daughter is hitting the stage during the Regional One-Act Play competition this weekend. Madelaine Whalen's play, “Make Believe,” will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Windham High School. Whale...

  • Labor Dept. announces $2.5M in aid for Brunswick base workers

    BRUNSWICK — About 400 workers affected by the 2011 closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station will receive re-employment services, thanks to a $2.5 million grant awarded by the federal Department of Labor. The funds, awarded through the National Emergency Grant program, was touted by U.S...