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  • Harpswell residents criticize school consolidation option

    HARPSWELL — There was little support expressed for consolidating the town's two schools Wednesday at a Board of Selectmen public hearing. The meeting followed the completion on Monday of a finding of fact by the Strategic Planning Action Team of School Administrative District 75 ...

  • Topsham selectmen approve lower code fees

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on June 4 unanimously approved two amendments to the town's code enforcement fee schedule, changes that Codes Enforcement Officer Tod Rosenberg said will make the costs more equitable for owners of mobile homes and warehouses. "For the number...

  • Voter turnout too low to change South Portland Charter

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Officials said they are not giving up on amending the City Charter after voter turnout on Tuesday was insufficient to support a change. Although 60 percent of voters supported a charter amendment and 64 percent supported a $3 million bond to replace the Long Cree...

  • Mt. Ararat senior skips ceremony for career in Marines

    TOPSHAM — Six days before his fellow Mt. Ararat High School seniors don graduation gowns and turn tassels, Aaron Carrigan left home and embarked on a career with the U.S. Marine Corps. The 18-year-old lifelong Topsham resident is stationed at Parris Island, S.C.. Last week he sa...

  • Budget passes 1st test at Bath council

    BATH — The City Council gave initial approval Wednesday to a $14.2 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010. Final passage is expected on Wednesday, June 24. While next year's budget is smaller than the current $18.2 million budget, Finance Director/Tax Collector Juli...

  • School repairs to begin in July after South Portland voters OK bond, budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A day after 57 percent of voters supported a $5.8 million bond for repairs to the high school and two middle schools, school officials were wasting no time soliciting bids for about half of the improvements. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said Wednesday ...

  • Brunswick restaurants gear up for 1st outdoor dining festival

    BRUNSWICK — Nearly 20 local restaurants will converge on the town green June 20 to show off their cuisine during the town's first dining festival, The Taste of Brunswick. Back Street Bistro will serve chilled soup, the Great Impasta a lobster BLT, Bangkok Garden spring rolls and ...

  • Cape Elizabeth revises consequences for substance abuse by students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students who turn themselves in for first-time violations of the school substance abuse policy will no longer have to miss athletic or extracurricular events, under a policy change adopted Tuesday by the School Board. Hoping the new rule will encourage more open c...