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  • Budget debate expected to dominate Brunswick council meeting

    BRUNSWICK — The April 26 Town Council meeting will be light on agenda items, but heavy on budget discussion. The meeting will be largely dedicated to public comment on a proposed fiscal 2011 spending plan, which includes a 2 percent property tax increase and reductions in staff, serv...

  • Navy awards BIW $16M for extra destroyer work

    BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $16 million contract modification for more construction work on the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer program. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations committees, announced the a...

  • Bath school administrators make room for Woolwich students

    BATH — The administrative offices of Regional School Unit 1 were scheduled this week to move out of the Huse School on Andrews Road and into the nearby Small School in order to make way for students of the soon-to-be-reconstructed Woolwich Central School. RSU 1 Superintendent Wi...

  • Mass. company makes top bid for M.W. Sewall's Bath-based convenience stores

    BATH — A Massachusetts-based energy company and convenience store operator was the top bidder Tuesday in an auction for M.W. Sewall’s chain of 11 retail stores, an attorney for Sewall’s bankruptcy trustee said Wednesday. Attorney Gayle Allen was not able to provide t...

  • Bath legislator Watson resigns for job with Maine Workers’ Comp Board

    BATH — State Rep. Thomas R. Watson, D-Bath, plans to resign six months before the end of his final term in Augusta to work for the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board. Watson said on Tuesday that he plans to resign effective May 3. “I’m not really leaving ...

  • Highlands TIF changes won't go to Topsham Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted April 15 to send 27 warrant items to the May 19 Town Meeting. A 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will go before voters, along with ordinance amendments regarding a proposed code of conduct and code changes involving To...

  • Mid-Coast legislative races take shape; June primary will determine District 64 Democratic candidate

    BRUNSWICK — The field of candidates for the state Legislature is shaping up, with contested races in each of the Mid-Coast area's eight districts. In District 64, which covers Harpswell and Phippsburg, the race for the state House of Representatives will first require a primary to de...

  • North Yarmouth woman makes families with critically ill children her cause

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Tracy Hessel Libby turned a personal tragedy into an opportunity for other Maine families several years ago when she founded Caring Resources for Living. In 2002, Libby's 2 1/2-year-old child, Camden, was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. “There w...