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  • Class structure evolves at Scarborough Middle School

    SCARBOROUGH — A season of change is on the way at Scarborough Middle School. Based on school officials' research on best practices at nearby and out-of-state schools, the middle school classroom structure and teacher development will change dramatically when classes begin on Thu...

  • Quarantine lifted, Coastal Humane shelter to reopen Saturday in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society will reopen at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, after a quarantine ordered by the Maine Animal Welfare Program was lifted two weeks early. The shelter was forced to close Aug. 8 after ringworm, a fungal skin infection, was found on five dogs rescued from a k...

  • RSU 75 policy would bar sick employees from schools in Topsham, Harpswell

    TOPSHAM — A policy barring sick employees from Regional School Unit 75 schools is scheduled for a School Board vote on Thursday, Oct. 8. The policy, aimed at controlling the spread of communicable diseases such as H1N1 (or swine flu), had its first reading Sept. 24 and will get ...

  • Brunswick base redevelopers on drones, Oxford Aviation: 'The decision is ours'

    BRUNSWICK — Mounting opposition to the type of businesses being recruited for Brunswick Naval Air Station was front and center Monday when the Town Council held a joint workshop with the organization charged with redeveloping the base. The council called the workshop amid fears ab...

  • Brunswick Town Council election draws 6 candidates for 3 seats

    BRUNSWICK — Voters will elect three town councilors – and choose between two sitting councilors – when they go to the polls on Election Day, Nov. 3. The District 3 contest is familiar. Council Chairwoman Hallie Daughtry, seeking a third term, is challenged by Suzan Wilson, who... 1

  • Russell, Morris vie for Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Donald Russell and James Morris are running for the Board of Selectmen seat currently held by Michelle Derr, who has chosen not to seek re-election. Dorothy Gardner, meanwhile, is running unopposed for re-election to the Regional School Unit 75 Board of Directors. ...

  • Workforce housing funds, FairPoint easement on Harpswell ballot

    HARPSWELL — The town will hold a special Town Meeting on Election Day, Nov. 3, to decide whether to authorize a grant for a workforce housing subdivision, and to grant FairPoint Communications an easement to install utilities on a new cellphone tower. Both questions will be asked ...

  • Yarmouth councilors to discuss road improvements, sidewalk cafes, excise tax

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council will hold three public hearings Thursday, Oct. 1, to discuss sidewalk cafes, the excise tax referendum and a plan to build Route 1 roundabouts at the intersections of Forest Falls Road, Hannaford and East Main Street. According to Town Manager Nat Tupper, adding ...

  • Yarmouth energy panel finds CMP billed town for non-existent street lights

    YARMOUTH — While collecting data to reduce the costs of street lights, the Yarmouth Energy Savers committee found that Central Maine Power Co. was billing the town for nearly 30 lights that did not exist. Dan Jellis, town engineer, said most of the billing mistakes were due to du...

  • Audubon uses grant to clear Falmouth property of invasive trees, plants

    Assistant Property Manager Bob Bittenbender, left, volunteer Eric Handley and, on the tractor, Property Management Director Robert Savage at the Maine Audubon Center at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth, which received a $22,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture to assist in ridding the 65-acre ...