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  • Topsham selectmen choose Snowden for Bay Park drainage study

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on July 16 unanimously selected Snowden Consulting Engineers of Oakland to conduct an engineering study for drainage improvements at Bay Park. Although the town budgeted $60,000 for that study, the five bids it received for the work all came in we...

  • City Council OKs $100K in tech upgrades for South Portland schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council Monday night approved more than $100,000 in technology for schools. Nearly $80,000 was approved for wireless upgrades to Kaler, Dyer and Small elementary schools. More than $32,000 was approved to purchase 10 interactive whiteboards, known as Sma...

  • Yarmouth Council approves Madeline Point funding

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-1 to appropriate $173,000 to begin improvements at Madeline Point. Of the $173,000 to complete the first two phases, $143,000 will come from the Harbor and Waterfront reserve fund and $30,000 from surplus. At a council meeting on Monday night, Town Manager ...

  • Bath elementary school principal to retire next year

    BATH — Larry Dyer, principal of the Fisher-Mitchell School and a school administrator in the city for nearly 15 years, will retire effective June 30, 2010. Dyer's announcement, made following the end of the 2008-09 school year last month, was discussed by the Regional School Unit...

  • Correction

    Last week's story, "Falmouth seeks stimulus money for improvements to fire station", should have said some Town Councilors voiced their support of the plan.

  • Brunswick council adopts new zoning districts for BNAS

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved three new zoning districts that will help govern the reuse of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The council's 7-0 vote came despite a lingering disagreement between a citizen group pushing for land use controls on contaminated...

  • Bath workshop to target invasive forest pest

    BATH — Although the Asian long-horned beetle has not yet been detected in Maine, its tree-destroying presence in New England has put arborists including Tom Hoerth of Bath on alert – particularly since nearly half the city's public trees happen to be one of the top items on the beetle's m...

  • Once delayed, Brunswick bar gets live-music permit, with conditions

    BRUNSWICK — When the clock strikes midnight – and sometimes long after that – the area around M.J.'s Grille & Tavern on Maine Street can be filled with late-night revelers whose loss of inhibitions carries well past last call.  Such scenes are not unique to M.J.'s, but ...