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  • Cape school budget cuts fail to avoid tax increase

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board voted Monday to reduce its proposed contingency fund, trimming $163,000 from next year's budget in response to a projected state subsidy cut of more than $500,000. The Town Council is expected to match School Board efforts, transferring $200,000 f...

  • Grant could revive Androscoggin path extension

    Trail would link Bath, Brunswick,Topsham BRUNSWICK — Grant funding for a regional trail planning effort between Bath, Brunswick and Topsham could revive a plan to link all three communities via the Androscoggin Bicycle & Pedestrian Path.  Recreation...

  • Owner: Ricetta's strong despite bankruptcy filing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owner of Ricetta's Brick Oven Pizzeria said he expects the South Portland and Falmouth restaurants to emerge intact after seeking bankruptcy protection. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February because it was unable to sufficiently re...

  • Conflict charge, counter-charges consume Brunswick council

    BEDC loyalists allege slander BRUNSWICK — On the same night its members were asked to support a project many hope will create jobs and spur the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station, the Town Council on Monday found itself mired in a conflict that's becoming incr...

  • Cape budget hearing set for Monday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Councilors will hear budget feedback from the public Monday, April 13, during a public hearing on the municipal and school budgets. Debate is expected, especially surrounding the school budget and a proposal to move emergency dispatch services out of Cape.

  • Harpswell school consolidation decision delayed

    HARPSWELL — A strategic planning team that is determining the pros and cons of consolidating Harpswell's two elementary schools decided Monday to postpone any consolidation for a year. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors in March approved a planning framework pro...

  • Community Services bridges Cape budgets

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The quarterly Community Services brochure just arrived in mailboxes across Cape Elizabeth, offering classes from lawn care to ballroom dancing, soccer camp, dance camp, and a Fort Williams walk.  But Community Services offers more than what's shown in the brochur...

  • Topsham selectmen back grant for 2 police jobs

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously April 2 to authorize Town Manager Jim Ashe and Police Chief Tim Young to apply for a federal grant that would fund two new police officer positions. An article on next month's Town Meeting warrant will ask residents whether they...