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  • Topsham voters approve $7.8M municipal budget

    TOPSHAM — Voters at Wednesday's Town Meeting approved a $7.8 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010. The meeting at Mt. Ararat High School drew 201 of Topsham's more than 7,400 registered voters, or fewer than 3 percent. One component of the budget is $1.4 million...

  • February layoffs continue to divide South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In late February, City Manager Jim Gailey decided to balance the budget by laying off five veteran employees. The move sparked protests and outrage from some residents and city councilors because of the way it was handled. Acting on the advice of an attorney, Gail...

  • Memorial Day observances planned in Falmouth, Freeport, Cumberland, Yarmouth

    FALMOUTH — The towns of Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth and Cumberland will celebrate Memorial Day with traditional parades, music and ceremonies on Monday, May 25.

  • Bath to use EPA funds for petroleum contamination assessments

    BATH — The city will use a $200,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant to assess petroleum contamination. "We have some sites that we've identified as potential sites," said Al Smith, Bath's community development director, adding that owners of those sites would...

  • Brunswick power upgrade expected to bring out business park foes

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a business park on Old Portland Road has been dead for nearly nine months. But the fight over development of the 114-acre parcel lives on. That was apparent Monday night, as business advocates spoke in favor of a $50,000 Community Devel...

  • No tax increase in Brunswick budget; preschool start-up jeopardized

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council may get its wish for a budget with no property tax increase, but it remains to be seen if the mandate will come with a political cost. A long-desired preschool program could be a casualty if the council adopts what is now a $53.8 million spending plan...

  • Bowdoin College to award degrees to 452 graduates

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will graduate 452 students, including 56 from Maine, in its 204th commencement ceremony on Saturday. President Barry Mills will preside over a ceremony on the terrace of the college's Museum of Art. In the event of severe weather, graduation will be hel...

  • METRO partnership

    Representatives from the Greater Portland Transit District joined Falmouth town officials and community members at O'Naturals on Route 1 on May 14 to celebrate the town's partnership with METRO and to launch the new Falmouth Flyer route. Town Councilor Bonny Rodden, center, was instrumental in estab...