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  • Yarmouth council sends budget, 1.86% tax hike to voters

    YARMOUTH — Town Councilors on Thursday approved a $31.2 million total budget for fiscal year 2010. The budget will increase the tax rate by 1.86 percent over this year, and residents will pay $19.53 for every $1,000 of assessed value, an increase of 36 cents.

  • Skowhegan man indicted for South Portland shooting

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County grand jury today indicted a 50-year-old Skowhegan man for manslaughter in the shooting death of a South Portland man. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a press release that Bruce Lavallee-Davidson was charged with al... 1

  • Update: Pownal to get state funds to help offset school tax increase

    FREEPORT — State Education Commissioner Susan Gendron offered Pownal a one-time grant of $190,000 Thursday to help alleviate the town's increased tax burden as a result of its participation in Regional School Unit 5. According to a press release on the

  • South Portland scrambles to close $690K budget gap; pay freezes, layoffs possible

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A state law designed to give businesses tax relief has left the city struggling to fill a more than $690,000 hole in next year's budget. At a special workshop Wednesday evening, the City Council reviewed several options to close the projected revenue shortfall. T...

  • New wind blowing: Scarborough tackles turbines, halts installation

    SCARBOROUGH — A resident rushed to install a wind turbine this week even as his neighbors moved quickly to prevent it, all before the town could pass rules to govern the small wind-energy systems. Scott Doherty, of 12 Ferry Road, said he was shocked on Wednesday when the town told...

  • South Portland environmentalists to oppose condo project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Environmentalists who came together to stop the development of Sawyer Marsh several years ago are getting back together in an effort to prevent development of a wooded parcel southeast of Wilkinson Woods. Residents Keith Bellas and Michelle Bennington are marshal...

  • South Portland, college hope to mend Fort Preble, relationship

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A group of history buffs from the public and private sectors have been brought together to figure out a way to preserve 200-year-old Fort Preble. The group not only serves a practical purpose, but also a symbolic one, since Southern Maine Community College and cit...

  • Former South Portland managers deny knowledge of embezzlement claim

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former city managers are distancing themselves from a claim by City Manager Jim Gailey that embezzlement allegations against a city department head were well known. Gailey, meanwhile, issued an apology for implicating the former city leaders. "It was not my ...