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  • Yarmouth hires new finance director; aims to consolidate town, school duties

    YARMOUTH — Dawn Madden of Gorham will become the town's finance director in August. She will replace Maura Halkiotis, who has held the job for nine years. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, Halkiotis said she is ready to do something different with her life. Madden, 41, sai...

  • Kotzschmar Organ tours slated for Aug. 4, Sept. 1

    PORTLAND — The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ are opening up the instrument for public viewings at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 4 and Sept. 1. The public will be able to walk inside the windchest to see the inner workings of the organ, one of only two municipal organs in the U.S. There...

  • The next budget crisis: Looming pension payout will command larger share of Maine taxes

    First in a series about Maine’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Subsequent stories will examine how the state got into this hole, possible ways out, retirees' points of view and other aspects of the problem. Within ... 1

  • Ride for Ruth's takes place Aug. 7

    PORTLAND — Ruth's Reusable Resources began in Ruth Libby's basement after her oldest son's kindergarten teacher sent a note home asking parents to save household items that could be used in school craft projects. Now heading into its 17th school year, the "3R's" serves schools throug...

  • Cumberland town clerk to be replaced by deputy

    CUMBERLAND — After eight years of service that included rallying 83 percent of eligible voters to the polls in 2008, Nadeen Daniels will step down as town clerk and human resources director on Aug. 19. Deputy Town Clerk Tamara O’Donnell is expected to be appointed by the T...

  • Yarmouth committee to review school Honor Code

    YARMOUTH — The school Policy Committee will meet Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office to consider proposed revisions to the Yarmouth Extra Cur...

  • Cumberland council narrowly rejects deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — A divided Town Council on Monday rejected a zoning ordinance change that would have banned deer feeding and baiting. The matter was tabled last month until all seven councilors could be in attendance. They voted 4-3 against the proposal Monday, with Councilors Mike ...

  • Portland panel: Congress Square should remain a park

    PORTLAND — A city panel reached consensus Monday evening on keeping Congress Square as open space, but changing its recessed plaza design. The Congress Square Redesign Study Group met at City Hall for the first time since a public forum on May 12 to discuss results of the forum and c...