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  • Scarborough voters OK $35.1M school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents on Tuesday approved a $35.1 million school budget for fiscal 2010 by a vote of 620-459. On an advisory question, Town Clerk Tody Justice said, 101 of the 620 affirmative voters indicated the budget was too high and 279 said it was too low. Of the 459 who vo...

  • Greely students raising funds, applying for $50K solar power grant

    CUMBERLAND — In its third year, Greely High School's Global Awareness Club has decided to take a slightly different tack. While in the past the student group has focused on global issues like childhood hunger and HIV, this year they brought things a little closer to home.

  • Falmouth council debates merits of 2nd ice rink

    FALMOUTH — Does the town need a second enclosed ice rink? At least one group of residents thinks so. Rink Committee representatives on Monday presented their ideas for transforming the outdoor Village Park ice rink and adjacent warming hut into a $2.8 million full-sized indoor rink, s...

  • Cape Elizabeth school budget passes on 1st vote

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Despite campaigning by opponents and fears that this year's validation process could be as drawn out as last year's, voters on Tuesday approved a $19.3 million school budget for fiscal 2010. Late Tuesday night, the hand-counted numbers came back with 1,348, or 58 ...

  • Fairground concert ordinance gets early support

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday continued discussion around allowing non-fair concerts at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. Though the issue stemmed out of a briefly proposed Toby Keith concert, there are no events currently in question. A workshop was held Monday, which was attende...

  • Freeport Village Station businesses ready for rollout

    FREEPORT — A few stores will open Thursday, May 14, in advance of a grand opening on Saturday, May 16, at Freeport Village Station, a $30 million, 120,000-square-foot, multi-level commercial complex that officials say has defied the economic odds. Local resident and Olympic gold m...

  • Planning Board OKs Portland Hall demolition, renovations

    PORTLAND — The developer of a former college dormitory and hotel on Congress Street expects to begin demolishing part of the building this week. Bayside Maine won Planning Board approvals Tuesday night to renovate the main building at 645 Congress St. and turn it into apartments a...

  • Portland school budget passes by 4-1 margin; turnout disappoints

    PORTLAND — More than 80 percent of voters on Tuesday supported the $91.3 million school budget, which will take effect July 1. School leaders interpreted the 1,704 to 398 vote – a 4-1 margin – as a sign the public is regaining trust in the School Committee, following several y...