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  • Deadline nears for North Yarmouth fire chief applicants

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is accepting applications through Wednesday, Oct. 8, from candidates for the fire-rescue chief job vacated last month by Ricky Plummer. In the meantime, Michael Robitaille – Yarmouth's fire-rescue chief – has been appointed by the town to serve i...

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    PORTLAND — Baxter Black, a one-time Portland resident, recently had an experience most people wouldn't even consider. He spent nearly 40 days climbing the Himalayas, as part of a course offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn about glacial travel and mountaine...

  • Sleigh Day in North Yarmouth

    Spectators watch as Mary Boutin of Brunswick and her horse Elias parade past in the arena at Skyline Farm in North Yarmouth on Saturday, Feb. 6, during the farm's 11th annual Sleigh Day.

  • SAD 75, Brunswick schools hit hard by state; RSU 1 fares better

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 superintendent said last week that every category of spending will be scrutinized to make up for a $1.75 million loss in state aid for next year's budget. Preliminary General Purpose Aid numbers released by the Maine Department of ...

  • 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...