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  • Cumberland council to hears pros, cons of $3M beach purchase

    CUMBERLAND — The proposed $3 million town purchase of beach property off Foreside Road goes to a public hearing Monday, Oct. 6, before heading to referendum in November. The purchase of the property, including nearly 14 acres of shoreline property and almost nine acres of forest, wou...

  • Volk versus Boyle for Scarborough senate seat

    SCARBOROUGH — In a match-up of two serving legislators, two-term state Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, is challenging incumbent first-term Sen. Jim Boyle, D-Gorham, in Senate District 30.  Formerly Senate District 6, the new district includes Gorham, Buxton and most of Scarbo...

  • Proposed Brunswick library budget cut could require weekend closings

    BRUNSWICK — Curtis Memorial Library could be open one or two fewer days a week if the Town Council endorses a proposed reduction in the library subsidy. The council is also considering cuts in staff salaries and the elimination of a popular inter-library loan service, according to li... 1

  • Cumberland council awards bid for Route 88 work, OKs higher trash-bag fees

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday accepted a bid from Storey Bros. Excavating for improvements to Foreside Road (Route 88). Six councilors supported the decision, while Councilor Shirley Storey-King abstained. The company’s $3.79 million bid, plus construction...

  • Brunswick base campus bill awaits Baldacci's signature

    BRUNSWICK — A complex bill designed to pay the start-up costs for a planned campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station and municipal services at the base now awaits Gov. John Baldacci's signature. Last week, the bill, sponsored by Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, survived additional scru...

  • Bath man indicted for thefts in Cumberland, Yarmouth

    PORTLAND — A Bath man was indicted April 9 for a series of motor vehicle burglaries and other crimes he is alleged to have committed in January in Cumberland and Yarmouth. Charles Bushman, 28, was charged with 22 counts of burglary to a motor vehicle, Class C theft, six counts o...

  • Cumberland seeks veterans to march in Memorial Day parade

    CUMBERLAND — Fire Chief Dan Small wants this year’s Memorial Day parade to be filled with the kind of individuals the holiday celebrates: the service people who have given their time to this country. He is looking for active and retired military members who have ties to th...

  • Brunswick council begins debate over proposed job, program cuts

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council's first dive into the fiscal 2011 budget revealed potential sticking points on Monday, as some councilors advocated to restore targeted jobs and service reductions, while others called for deeper cuts. Although the potential for a reduced workforce and se...

  • Judge rejects Yarmouth honor code challenge

    PORTLAND — A federal judge Tuesday denied a student's request for a temporary restraining order that would have prevented her from being punished under the Yarmouth High School honor code. The 16-year-old student – identified in court documents only by the initials S.F. –...

  • SAD 51 OKs new use for Drowne Road School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors voted unanimously Tuesday to move third-graders from the Drowne Road School to the Mabel I. Wilson School next year and find a new use for the Drowne Road building. Recommendations from the district’s Su...