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  • North Yarmouth further delays development decision

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A few weeks after it was postponed to possibly June, the town's vote on a proposal to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus is now delayed until November. The Board of Selectmen's development recommendation, discussed in four pu...

  • Falmouth adds EV, charging station

    FALMOUTH — The town is leasing a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle for two years with an option to buy. According to a press release, leasing the car is expected to reduce the town's carbon footprint by nearly 5,400 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. The town purchased two Toyota Pr...

  • Grandfathering deadline nears under Harpswell sign ordinance

    HARPSWELL — Deadlines have been set for the town's new sign ordinance, including grandfathering for signs that complied with the old rules and those that didn't. Residents adopted a new ordinance at March Town Meeting, loosening some restrictions on signs businesses can erect, and es...

  • Baldacci signs bill to establish campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci has signed a law that will help pay the start-up costs for a planned college campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station and grant the base's redevelopment authority the power to create an airport authority. The law will also help pay for municipal services a...

  • Bath-area School Board sends nearly $25M budget to voters

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors unanimously adopted a more than $24.8 million budget for fiscal 2011 on Tuesday. Now the spending plan is in voters' hands. A public meeting at Bath Middle School on June 1 will precede the budget validation referendum June 8....

  • AT&T goes live on Harpswell cell tower, Verizon next

    HARPSWELL — Local cell-phone users should finally be experiencing an improvement in coverage, thanks to the addition of another service provider on the town's cellular tower. According to town officials, AT&T earlier this month completed its equipment installation on the new towe...

  • Freeport may face rights panel complaint on petition procedure

    FREEPORT — Discussion at Tuesday night's Town Council meeting suggests Freeport is the subject of a complaint at the Maine Human Rights Commission. The complaint was reportedly prompted by the procedure being used to collect signatures to overturn the Town Council's decision to ...

  • Residents urge Portland to keep multicultural, business officials; school budget in council's hands

    PORTLAND — Two positions targeted to be cut in the city's proposed budget received strong support Tuesday evening from members of the public, who told the Finance Committee both jobs are vital. Residents weighed in on the $196 million fiscal 2011 city budget proposed by City Manager ...

  • Yarmouth High School honor code lawsuit dismissed

    YARMOUTH — A federal lawsuit that accused Yarmouth High School administrators of violating a student's constitutional rights after they punished her for allegedly breaking the school's honor code has been dismissed. Michael J. Waxman, the lawyer for a 16-year-old high school jun... 1

  • City Hall error leaves Muslim center out of compliance with Portland zoning

    PORTLAND — The city's granting of the wrong permit two years ago is likely to stall plans of the Maine Muslim Community Center to purchase its Anderson Street building. The center is a nonprofit organization in the East Bayside Neighborhood. According to the city attorney, Gary Wood,...