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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • South Portland considers wind study at Wainwright Farms

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City planners are considering a zone change that could lead to a wind turbine at Wainwright Farms, the city's sprawling athletic complex on Highland Avenue.  The Planning Board is scheduled to consider a zoning amendment on July 28 that would allow wind test tow...

  • Brunswick councilors set hearing on cell tower variance; nomination papers ready July 24 for School Board, council candidates

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday set an Aug. 3 public hearing to discuss the merits of a zoning amendment that would allow taller cell phone towers in industrial zones.  The change would allow wireless communication towers up to 120 feet in height. According to Town Planner...

  • Topsham Army recruiting battalion changes command in precursor to BNAS closure

    TOPSHAM — With much pomp and circumstance and with their families and friends looking on, Lt. Col. Wade Murdock passed command of the New England Army Recruiting Battalion to Lt. Col. Patrick Macklin on July 17. As part of the base realignment and closure process at Brunswick Nav...

  • Topsham selectmen choose Snowden for Bay Park drainage study

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on July 16 unanimously selected Snowden Consulting Engineers of Oakland to conduct an engineering study for drainage improvements at Bay Park. Although the town budgeted $60,000 for that study, the five bids it received for the work all came in we...

  • City Council OKs $100K in tech upgrades for South Portland schools

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council Monday night approved more than $100,000 in technology for schools. Nearly $80,000 was approved for wireless upgrades to Kaler, Dyer and Small elementary schools. More than $32,000 was approved to purchase 10 interactive whiteboards, known as Sma...

  • Yarmouth Council approves Madeline Point funding

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-1 to appropriate $173,000 to begin improvements at Madeline Point. Of the $173,000 to complete the first two phases, $143,000 will come from the Harbor and Waterfront reserve fund and $30,000 from surplus. At a council meeting on Monday night, Town Manager ...

  • Bath elementary school principal to retire next year

    BATH — Larry Dyer, principal of the Fisher-Mitchell School and a school administrator in the city for nearly 15 years, will retire effective June 30, 2010. Dyer's announcement, made following the end of the 2008-09 school year last month, was discussed by the Regional School Unit...

  • Correction

    Last week's story, "Falmouth seeks stimulus money for improvements to fire station", should have said some Town Councilors voiced their support of the plan.