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  • West Bath vote on RSU 1 withdrawal likely in January

    BATH — A second and final vote on West Bath's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 1 could be held in January 2015. The RSU 1 board unanimously OK'd the agreement Sept. 22, and West Bath heard from the state education commissioner four days later that the agreement received condition...

  • Watson, McCreight vie for open seat in House District 51

    HARPSWELL — Republican Byron Watson and Democrat Joyce "Jay" McCreight are contesting an open seat in state House District 51, which includes Harpswell, West Bath, and a sliver of east Brunswick. The two candidates have different views on how they will repre...

  • Falmouth-raised filmmakers' documentary uses Maine backdrop to explore life, mortality

    FALMOUTH — A childhood hobby-turned-profession for two brothers has taken the pair back to examine their grandparents' legacy and compelled them to explore universal issues of life and mortality in "Once More to the Cabin," their documentary premiering at the

  • After defeat at polls, RSU 5 board hopes to make better case for fiscal 2010 budget

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 board plans a public relations offensive to gain the support of voters who rejected a proposed $23.5 million budget on June 25. On July 1, with fewer than 30 residents in attendance, the board developed a schedule that includes taking public comments on W...

  • Berry, berry good

    Margaret, left, and Joe Ryan of Cape Elizabeth were two of the hundreds who showed up for the first Cape Farm Alliance Strawberry Fest at Maxwell's Farm on June 27 to enjoy crafts, pick some strawberries and, best of all, eat the fresh berries with whipped cream. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Goodwin named interim director at Bath library

    BATH — The committee searching for a replacement for Patten Free Library Director Anne Phillips named Peter Goodwin the interim director, effective July 13. Phillips, who has served as director since 2003 and began volunteering at the library in 1979, announced her resignation on ...

  • Jury finds Scarborough Downs negligent, awards harness driver $400K

    PORTLAND — The owners of Scarborough Downs have been found negligent and ordered to pay $400,000 in damages as a result of a 2006 harness racing accident that severely injured a sulky driver. After a 3 1/2-day trial, a Cumberland County Superior Court jury took one hour to come ba... 2

  • Historical Society leads July 4 celebrations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Benjamin Franklin will make an appearance at Bug Light Park to begin the Fourth of July celebration put on by the South Portland Historical Society. The society also hopes to open its new museum, recently relocated to near the entrance of Bug Light Park. A shipyar...

  • South Portland seeks clarity on library board's role ahead of union contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are hoping to clarify the role of the city's Library Advisory Board in anticipation of the first labor contract with the library union. Library workers voted to unionize in 2006, but have since failed to reach a contract with the city. After a state...

  • Pine Point residents propose alternate plan for Scarborough land swap

    SCARBOROUGH — A Pine Point residents group has presented an alternative design for a land swap that the town has proposed forging with the owners of the Lighthouse Inn on Depot Street. In addition, the Pine Point Residents Association has started circulating a petition presenting ...