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  • Next stop: Christmas in Bath

    Payton Hennessey, getting ready to show off his Candy Cane Express ticket to Santa last weekend in Bath, was accompanied by a bunch of family members, including grandfather David Hennessey, left, and brothers Ian and Garrett.

  • South Portland adds another Otto, SoPo Bar & Grill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has two more locally owned restaurants to tout. A fourth location of Otto Pizza in southern Maine – and the second in South Portland – of...

  • Bath voters nix borrowing for artificial turf field

    BATH — Voters on June 8 overturned a City Council decision to borrow money for construction of an artificial turf field. The City Council had voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. Opponents then gathered mor...

  • Cape Elizabeth rejects parking fees at Fort Williams by 2-1 margin

    CAPE ELIZABETH — For the second time in nearly three years, residents rejected a proposal to implement a pay-and-display parking fee system at Fort Williams Park. Residents voted 2,532 to 1,262 against the proposal in a non-binding advisory vote on June 8. The Town Council app...

  • Cape Elizabeth approves $20.7M school budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on June 8 validated the $20.7 million fiscal 2011 school budget, 2,584 to 1,072. The budget is $672,000, or 3.4 percent larger than this year. School Board Chairwoman Rebecca Millett said she was very pleased with the vote. "This budget was ...

  • Chipman defeats Pye in House District 64 Democratic primary

    HARPSWELL — David I. Chipman, a former Harpswell selectmen and candidate for the state Senate, will be the Democratic candidate for the House District 64 seat. Chipman defeated Lawrence R. Pye, a Phippsburg selectman, 679-540, in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Chipman will face Republ...

  • School budget OK'd in Bath, other RSU 1 communities

    BATH — Voters in the four Regional School Unit 1 communities approved a nearly $25 million fiscal 2011 budget on Tuesday. The June 8 vote follows a district budget meeting held last week. Bath voted 1,720 to 429 in favor of the budget. Arrowsic supported it 161-32, Phipps...

  • School budget passes in all SAD 75 towns

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 residents on Tuesday approved next year’s school budget. In Topsham, residents voted 1,728 to 717 in favor of the $34.8 million fiscal 2011 budget. Harpswell voted 1,318 to 388 in favor, along with Bowdoin, 439-172, and Bowdoinha...

  • Scarborough OKs school budget on 2nd vote

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters approved the $34.9 million school budget Tuesday in the second budget validation referendum for fiscal year 2011. Approximately 31 percent of Scarborough's nearly 14,800 registered voters turned out to cast their ballots. The unofficial tally was 2,325 to...

  • Sanders wins Yarmouth Town Council seat by 27 write-in votes

    YARMOUTH — Write-in candidate Tim Sanders won a seat on the Town Council Tuesday by 29 votes. Sanders defeated Randall Bates, also a write-in candidate, 299-272. The only council candidate who submitted paper to be on the ballot, Steve Woods, was elected to the other open seat...