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  • Workshop to detail Portland public art plan

    PORTLAND — A temporary public art piece to be installed in Lincoln Park in June 2015 will be discussed at a 5:30 p.m. meeting Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St. Alice Spencer of the Temporary Portland Art Committee said the art will be installed near the...

  • Portland traffic workshop planned Sept. 8

    PORTLAND — A public workshop on the possible reintroduction of two-way traffic on High and State streets will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, at the rehearsal space at Merrill Auditorium, 18 Myrtle St. The scope and methods of the study will be detailed along with initial data fro...

  • New officers to take reins at embattled BIW union

    BATH — A new slate of officers of Bath Iron Works’ largest union is expected to take total control of the local’s operations. John Carr, spokesman for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the parent union of BIW’s Local S6, said la...

  • Freeport review board to hold 3 site walks

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will conduct site walks for three proposed projects on Saturday, Jan. 23. At 9 a.m. the board will visit 38 South St., the proposed Habitat for Humanity subdivision. At 9:45 a.m., the board will meet at the proposed Bow Street Market de...

  • Collaboration fuels Freeport forum on domestic violence

    FREEPORT — Community Services will host a forum on domestic violence on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Local schools, businesses, non-profits and teenagers are collaborating in the forum, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center.

  • North Yarmouth nixes silver bullets in favor of curbside recycling

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Not everyone is pleased that the town has put a silver bullet in its silver-bullet recycling containers. The containers at the fire barn were removed Jan. 15 in favor of the town's curbside recycling program. The Board of Selectmen voted Dec. 1 to make the chang...

  • North Yarmouth hopes to avoid tax increase in upcoming budget

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen is aiming for a fiscal 2011 budget that triggers no increase in taxes,  Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin said last week. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a homeowner will pay less, she noted. For instance, if resident...

  • Falmouth residents encouraged to take budget survey

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has created a survey for residents to assist in prioritizing the municipal budget for fiscal year 2011. The survey is available on the town's Web site,

  • Yarmouth teachers accept 1-year salary freeze

    YARMOUTH — In the face of budget shortfalls and reductions in state funding, the town and teachers have agreed to a one-year salary freeze. The new contract was ratified by members of the Yarmouth Educators Association and unanimously approved by the School Board on Thursday, Ja...

  • Yarmouth students raise fuel assistance funds

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth High School Interact Club will host a Pond Party on Sunday, Jan. 24, to raise money for the Yarmouth fuel assistance fund. The event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the pond behind the Log Cabin on Main Street. There will be a bonfire, refreshmen...