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  • Bath council OKs $1.2M settlement with West Bath

    BATH — The City Council granted final approval Wednesday to spending $1.2 million to settle a 2-year-old lawsuit with West Bath. The council also gave preliminary approval to a measure aimed at relieving concerns about parking outside the Winnegance General Store at 36 High St.

  • Brunswick schools face Maine Human Rights Commission lawsuit over bullying

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Human Rights Commission plans to sue the School Department for allegedly discriminating against a former junior high school student who claims the school failed to protect him when he was physically and emotionally abused by other students.  Commission...

  • The next budget crisis: Looming pension payout will command larger share of Maine taxes

    First in a series about Maine’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Subsequent stories will examine how the state got into this hole, possible ways out, retirees' points of view and other aspects of the problem. Within ... 1

  • Ride for Ruth's takes place Aug. 7

    PORTLAND — Ruth's Reusable Resources began in Ruth Libby's basement after her oldest son's kindergarten teacher sent a note home asking parents to save household items that could be used in school craft projects. Now heading into its 17th school year, the "3R's" serves schools throug...

  • Cumberland town clerk to be replaced by deputy

    CUMBERLAND — After eight years of service that included rallying 83 percent of eligible voters to the polls in 2008, Nadeen Daniels will step down as town clerk and human resources director on Aug. 19. Deputy Town Clerk Tamara O’Donnell is expected to be appointed by the T...

  • Yarmouth committee to review school Honor Code

    YARMOUTH — The school Policy Committee will meet Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office to consider proposed revisions to the Yarmouth Extra Cur...

  • Cumberland council narrowly rejects deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — A divided Town Council on Monday rejected a zoning ordinance change that would have banned deer feeding and baiting. The matter was tabled last month until all seven councilors could be in attendance. They voted 4-3 against the proposal Monday, with Councilors Mike ...

  • Portland panel: Congress Square should remain a park

    PORTLAND — A city panel reached consensus Monday evening on keeping Congress Square as open space, but changing its recessed plaza design. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group met at City Hall for the first time since a public forum on May 12 to discuss results of the forum and c...

  • Technicality keeps Cactus Club in business in Portland

    PORTLAND — After more than a year in the courts, an Old Port nightclub owner successfully overturned the City Council's 2009 denial of his liquor license. But the ruling only applies to the Cactus Club's license for 2008-2009, so the bar owner could find himself before the council tw...

  • Portland seeks designs for MLK Jr. memorial on Bayside Trail

    PORTLAND — The deadline is approaching for submissions to design the city's Martin Luther King Jr. memorial along the new Bayside Trail. An oversight committee of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is expected to review preliminary concepts for the design after the Aug. 12 deadlin...