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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • 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...

  • School chief: Cumberland-North Yarmouth state aid loss “a little less” than projected

    CUMBERLAND — Preliminary figures showing what School Administrative District 51 could lose in state aid are slightly less than what the district expected, Superintendent of Schools Robert Hasson said last week. Those figures, released Feb. 1 by the Maine Department of Education...

  • Falmouth schools fare better than expected in state funding

    FALMOUTH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Falmouth schools of almost $5.5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of nearly $900,000 in general aid to education. Initially, that figure appears to compare favorably to earlier predictions, Director of Finance and Operation...

  • Elementary school project absorbs state aid hike for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 is one of a few school districts expected to see a funding increase from the state in 2010-2011, but Superintendent Shannon Welsh said the number is misleading. She said when state aid from last year – $4.9 million – is com...