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  • Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide

    SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capacity. "It's been a fairly recurring theme, but for one reason or the other we just haven't...

  • South Portland rail yard sought for LPG terminal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Rigby Yard could become the site of a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to serve Maine and much of southern New England.  NGL Supply Terminal Co., a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based NGL Energ...

  • Photo contest celebrates volunteerism

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Commission for Community Service is holding a "Volunteers in Action" photo contest to celebrate volunteerism in the state. The commission is looking for photographs that depict volunteers serving the com...

  • Cumberland to consider raising trash bag fees

    CUMBERLAND — The price residents pay per trash bag through the town’s “pay-as-you-throw” program may rise in the fiscal 2011 budget. At Monday’s Town Council meeting, Town Manager Bill Shane said Cumberland’s 20-gallon bags cost $1 each, while its 3...

  • School chief: Cumberland-North Yarmouth state aid loss “a little less” than projected

    CUMBERLAND — Preliminary figures showing what School Administrative District 51 could lose in state aid are slightly less than what the district expected, Superintendent of Schools Robert Hasson said last week. Those figures, released Feb. 1 by the Maine Department of Education...

  • Falmouth schools fare better than expected in state funding

    FALMOUTH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Falmouth schools of almost $5.5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of nearly $900,000 in general aid to education. Initially, that figure appears to compare favorably to earlier predictions, Director of Finance and Operation...

  • Elementary school project absorbs state aid hike for Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 is one of a few school districts expected to see a funding increase from the state in 2010-2011, but Superintendent Shannon Welsh said the number is misleading. She said when state aid from last year – $4.9 million – is com...

  • Gray resident seeks House District 109 seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Gary Foster of Gray, a self-employed residential builder and remodeler, announced his candidacy for the state Legislature in House District 109, which includes parts of North Yarmouth, Pownal and Gray. The seat is currently held by Rep. Susan Austin, R-Gray, who...

  • Peaks Island budget proposal includes ferry and parking discounts, additional police

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island Council has submitted requests totalling $361,000 to the city for consideration in the 2011 budget. This is the first year the island council has made a formal budget request. The requests range from continuing to fund ferry passes for Peaks Island ...

  • Portland schools face loss of up to $5.8M

    PORTLAND — The School Department will have to make up a $4.3 million loss in state funding for 2011, and could face another $1.5 million loss in additional state and federal funds. Portland received $14.9 million in state general aid to education for 2010. The schools were originally...