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  • Freeport's exit from RSU 5 could add up to $345K to tax bill

    FREEPORT — The added tax burden if the town withdraws from Regional School Unit 5 would range from almost $289,000 to almost $345,000, depending on how many students attend Freeport schools.  The Freeport Withdrawal Committee on Tuesday presented the estimate to the Town Co...

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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...

  • Yarmouth Democrats caucus Jan. 31

    YARMOUTH — Local Democrats will caucus Sunday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect officers and County Committee members and discuss policy issues. Democratic candidates, elected officials and representatives from democratic campaigns...

  • Yarmouth fitness studio celebrates 5 years

    YARMOUTH — Fitness and personal training studio Fitness Success will host an open house Thursday, Jan. 28, to celebrate its five-year anniversary and expanded studio space. The wellness studio includes three trainers, a Pilates instructor, massage therapists and a life coach. Th...

  • Historical society exhibits Freeport photographer's work

    FREEPORT — Resident Paul Cunningham will display his photographs in an exhibit at the Freeport Historical Society starting Thursday, Jan. 21. The exhibit, "Yours, Mine, Ours: Our Town and Our Stories," will be on display through March. The opening will take place from 4:30 p.m. ...

  • Founder decides it's time to let Boys to Men leave the nest

    PORTLAND — When it comes to society's affect on childhood development, most studies and forums concentrate on the unreal expectations placed on girls, who are seemingly pressured to fit physical and emotional molds. But in 2000, Layne Gregory worked with Portland's Public Health Division...

  • Brunswick base transportation study adds rail, Topsham traffic

    BRUNSWICK — The study commissioned to address transportation issues surrounding the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station has expanded to include two focus areas: rail and Route 201 in Topsham. Both areas were added to address concerns that the $1 million transportation study ...

  • SAD 75 schedules referendum on Harpswell school closing for March 9

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted 12-1 Jan. 14 to reschedule a referendum on the proposed closing of West Harpswell School to Tuesday, March 9. Jane Meisenbach, who cast the dissenting vote, was also the only board member to vote last June ...

  • Herbie gets 1-day stay of execution; Yarmouth elm to be removed Tuesday

    YARMOUTH — Monday's snow storm gave Yarmouth's beloved elm tree, Herbie, one more day to stand. The 110-foot tree at the corner of Yankee Lane and East Maine Street is now scheduled to be removed Tuesday, Jan. 19. "I wonder if Herbie was fighting for one more day," tree w...

  • That's a rap

    The closing highlight of Monday's Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation at Wentworth Intermediate School in Scarborough was a song and rap presentation by a group of fifth-graders called the I Will DARE Rappers, conducted by teacher Rachel Domin. Parents packed the gym for the ceremony, which b...