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  • Highlands TIF changes won't go to Topsham Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted April 15 to send 27 warrant items to the May 19 Town Meeting. A 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries will go before voters, along with ordinance amendments regarding a proposed code of conduct and code changes involving To...

  • Mid-Coast legislative races take shape; June primary will determine District 64 Democratic candidate

    BRUNSWICK — The field of candidates for the state Legislature is shaping up, with contested races in each of the Mid-Coast area's eight districts. In District 64, which covers Harpswell and Phippsburg, the race for the state House of Representatives will first require a primary to de...

  • Maine Medical Center picks new COO

    PORTLAND — Maine Medical Center has hired a new chief operating officer and vice president. Jeff Sanders, a Millinocket native who grew up in Gray, most recently worked as the operating officer at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. He will join Maine Med June 7. "We...

  • Healthy kids

    Maggie Truman of South Portland has her hands full during Healthy Kids Day in the gym at the Portland YMCA on April 17. The Y marked the day with a variety of activities designed to encourage active youngsters.

  • Portland looks to public for help with park maintenance

    PORTLAND — In response to a proposal in the fiscal 2011 budget to reduce maintenance and flower planting at city parks, the Parks Commission is trying to bolster volunteer efforts at the city's green spaces. A "Green Space Gathering" is scheduled for April 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at...

  • Yarmouth School Board moves forward with $19.5M budget, no tax increase

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee will hold a second public hearing May 6 on its proposed $19.5 million budget. The committee previously approved the fiscal year 2011 school budget and held its first public hearing Thursday, April 8. The proposed spending plan represents a ...

  • Pownal parents to be polled for RSU 5 middle school preference

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 board delayed a decision about the future of the middle school program in Pownal at its April 14 meeting. Instead, the School Board decided to poll Pownal parents about their middle school preferences for next year. After the data is collect...

  • North Yarmouth woman makes families with critically ill children her cause

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Tracy Hessel Libby turned a personal tragedy into an opportunity for other Maine families several years ago when she founded Caring Resources for Living. In 2002, Libby's 2 1/2-year-old child, Camden, was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. “There w...