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  • South Portland partners for benchmark Internet service

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city on Monday announced a partnership with Biddeford-based GWI to provide high-speed Internet service to city offices, businesses, and eventually residents. Trevor Jones, director of marketing and product development for

  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • Topsham selectmen receive government improvement report

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Feb. 4 to receive a nearly 100-page report from the Topsham Government Improvement Committee. The board made it clear that it was not accepting the recommendations in the report, but rather receiving the document as the start of...

  • Brunswick tightens rules for New Meadows quahog harvesters

    BRUNSWICK — Quahog fishermen boring into the ice on the New Meadows "lakes" will have to begin fencing off the holes, thanks to an emergency ordinance passed by the Town Council on Monday. And speaking of ice, the council unanimously supported a proposal that could result in a new sk...

  • Falmouth High School principal to become school chief in Kittery

    FALMOUTH — High school Principal Allyn Hutton will be the next superintendent of schools in Kittery. The Kittery School Committee, in a press release Tuesday, said it plans to nominate and approve Hutton at its Feb. 23 meeting, after negotiating details of her contract. As Falmouth H...

  • Local officers resume control of embattled Bath Iron Works union

    BATH — The officers and members of Bath Iron Works’ largest union have resumed control of their local for the first time in nearly two years. Local S6 President Todd McPhee said on Tuesday that the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers restored the ...

  • Brunswick, Maine Street Station developer close to financing plan for inn

    BRUNSWICK — Two weeks after scrutinizing a proposal that would return a portion of property taxes to the developer of the Maine Street Station project, the Town Council on Monday said it is close to finalizing the deal. The funding mechanism – known as credit enhancement financ...

  • Yarmouth schools face $1.1M subsidy loss

    YARMOUTH — Preliminary reports from the Department of Education show Yarmouth will receive $1.1 million less in state aid for education in fiscal year 2010-2011. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said while the preliminary numbers are close to what she expected, she though...

  • Yarmouth council meeting rescheduled

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council meeting scheduled for Feb. 4 had to be canceled when only three of seven councilors attended the meeting. "One was in the hospital, one was away on a trip, and one was gone on business," Town Manager Nat Tupper said of the missing councilors. "The sit...

  • Freeport considers Brunswick for all emergency dispatching

    FREEPORT — Formal negotiations could soon begin toward consolidation of all dispatch services with Brunswick. The two towns began preliminary discussions last month as they consider ways to balance declining state revenue sharing with local mandates not to increase property taxes.