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  • Class structure evolves at Scarborough Middle School

    SCARBOROUGH — A season of change is on the way at Scarborough Middle School. Based on school officials' research on best practices at nearby and out-of-state schools, the middle school classroom structure and teacher development will change dramatically when classes begin on Thu...

  • Quarantine lifted, Coastal Humane shelter to reopen Saturday in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Coastal Humane Society will reopen at noon Saturday, Aug. 23, after a quarantine ordered by the Maine Animal Welfare Program was lifted two weeks early. The shelter was forced to close Aug. 8 after ringworm, a fungal skin infection, was found on five dogs rescued from a k...

  • Brunswick council to ratify budget, hear comments on CDBG proposal

    BRUNSWICK — Adoption of the fiscal 2010 budget and a grant proposal for a utility upgrade on property formerly proposed for a business park are expected at the June 1 Town Council meeting. Next year's spending plan is proposed at $53.8 million and contains no property tax increas...

  • Farmers team with Scarborough Economic Development Corp. for fresh marketing approach

    SCARBOROUGH — For those who love to buy fresh and local, Scarborough is the place to be on Sunday mornings this summer. Every Sunday from June 21 through Sept. 13,  vendors will gather from 9 a.m. to noon in the lower parking lot behind Town Hall to sell everything from fresh veg...

  • RSU 1 budget goes to Bath meeting, June 9 vote

    BATH — Voters in Regional School Unit 1 will meet at Bath Middle School on Tuesday, June 2, for the first of a two-step process required to approve the school district's fiscal 2010 budget. Voters are being asked to arrive early to register for the Town Meeting-style gathering. D...

  • SAD 75 budget meeting to weigh $36M spending plan

    TOPSHAM — The proposed $36 million fiscal 2010 budget for School Administrative District 75 will undergo the first of two citizen tests in a Town Meeting-style vote on Saturday, May 30. The meeting will take place at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School at...

  • Brunswick's new planner gets to work

    BRUNSWICK — The  town's new planner began work this week. Kris Hultgren, formerly a staff planner for Bar Harbor, was recently hired by Planning and Development Director Anna Breinich. Hultgren, 32, replaces Jim Fortune, who resigned earlier this year.  Hultgren, wh...

  • Reduced fee structure goes to Topsham public hearing

    TOPSHAM — Two code enforcement fees may soon be going down. Codes Enforcement Officer Tod Rosenberg said he is proposing amendments to the town's fee schedule that will make the costs more equitable for owners of mobile homes and warehouses. The Board of Selectmen voted last wee...

  • Morse senior credits ‘epiphany,’ supporters for success

    BATH — While many seniors are struck this spring by the infamous slacker's disease known as senioritis, Ben Coyer's experience is exactly the opposite. You might say his personal bout of senioritis plagued him years ago, resulting in report cards marked with Fs and D-minuses. B...

  • Collins urges Brunswick to 'remain united' during BNAS transition

    BRUNSWICK — Days after the permanent departure of another squadron from Brunswick Naval Air Station, U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, on Tuesday told town officials and business leaders that the region is poised to endure unprecedented and increasingly real economic challenges. C...