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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • Harpswell property owner argues for Cedar Beach appeal

    HARPSWELL — Attorneys representing a land owner who wants to prevent public use of the Cedar Beach access road have responded to a legal brief filed by access proponents. Betsy Atkins purchased the road in June 2014 from Charles and Sally Abrahamson through her real estate compa...

  • Brunswick Planning Board reverses staff, tables plan for dental office

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board Tuesday tabled an application for a dental office on Baribeau Drive. The board found the proposed project does not comply with town design standards. The proposal submitted by Smiling Sailboat Holdings is for a 5,000-square-foot office build...

  • SAD 75 seeks input on Topsham high school

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 seeks community input in two upcoming meetings as it decides whether to rebuild or renovate Mt. Ararat High School. T...

  • Bath educator is top teacher in Sagadahoc County

    BATH — Johnna Stanton says she works every day to build community within her Morse High School classroom. Now, as Sagadahoc County teacher of the year, she can bring her expertise to other schools around the area. "I am immensely proud to represent Morse High School, and Sagad...

  • Freeport-Pownal-Durham board proposes 7.2% school budget increase

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors is proposing a 7.2 percent budget increase. RSU 5 board members and Town Councilors, along with selectmen from Durham and Pownal, discussed the budget in a May 11 workshop. The budget of $29.3 million was expected to ...

  • Work begins on Yarmouth shopping center expansion

    YARMOUTH — A plan to add a 15,000-square-foot building to the Hannaford supermarket property on Route 1 appears to be moving forward, but Town Manager Nat Tupper said the developer has yet to apply for a building permit.  A church on the land has been torn down and the park...

  • Yarmouth council sends budget increases to voters

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council has approved the combined municipal and school budget of $34.9 million. Councilors on May 7 decided to send the budget to the June 2 Town Meeting. The school budget of $22 million and the municipal budget of 11.6 million will be voted on, along with the Cu...

  • North Yarmouth selectmen stand by embattled town manager

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 Tuesday, with one abstention, to continue employing Town Manager Rosemary Roy. The decision to negotiate a successor agreement to Roy's current contract, which expires June 30, followed a two-hour executive session, board Chairman Ste...