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  • South Portland draft budget includes deep cuts in fire, police departments

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than $250,000 in public safety cuts are part of the city manager's preliminary proposal to reduce the budget by $1.3 million. The Fire Department faces the biggest cut of $150,000, while the Police Department is slated for $105,000 in reductions. The dept...

  • Harpswell voters to decide on $4M budget at Town Meeting

    HARPSWELL — Along with two contested elections, residents will vote on the town’s 2010 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, March 20. The proposed $4 million municipal budget is down about 1 percent from last year, Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said Tuesday. Harpswell&rsq...

  • Police arrest Bath robbery suspects, their mother

    BATH — Two men allegedly involved in a Feb. 15 Walgreens pharmacy robbery were arrested on Tuesday, while their mother faces drug charges. Kittery police on Tuesday arrested Michael Andrew Creamer, 20, and his brother, Anthony Joel Creamer, 18, on warrants obtained that day by B...

  • Bath turf field bond opponents optimistic after submitting petitions to city

    BATH — Petitioners hoping to overturn a plan to borrow up to $300,000 for an artificial turf field at McMann Field submitted 1,111 signatures to City Clerk Mary White on Feb. 23 – 356 more signatures than required. If White certifies the 755 necessary signatures and s...

  • Topsham selectmen weigh moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen plans further discussion on Thursday, March 4, of a moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. Maine voters last November approved a regulated distribution system of marijuana for people with specific medical conditions, and a task force then ...

  • Falmouth council hears school budget concerns

    FALMOUTH — A looming school budget crisis was foremost on people's minds at the Town Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 22. Preliminary reports on fiscal year 2011 state funding for Falmouth's schools suggest a loss of nearly $900,000 in general aid to education. During Monday's ...

  • Freeport weighs cost of dispatch merger with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — A Town Council workshop Monday night gave Brunswick police and communications officers a chance to show residents what a merger of dispatch services would look like for the two towns. A council meeting Tuesday night gave the nearly 50 residents in attendance an opport...

  • UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in failed Yarmouth bank robbery

    YARMOUTH — Police arrested a 22-year-old Yarmouth man Wednesday in connection with an attempted robbery at Norway Savings Bank Tuesday afternoon. Police said Rodrick J. MacLean, 22, of Old County Road, is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on $200,000 cash bail.  T...