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  • Former Cape Elizabeth Public Works official dies in Recycling Center accident

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Retired Public Works Director Herbert Dennison was killed Monday when he was knocked into a trash hopper/compactor at the Recycling Center. According to WGME and the Bangor Daily News, Dennison, 79, was struck by a Ford Explorer driven by 72-year-old Christine S...

  • Only thing sure in Senate District 25: Cathy will win

    FALMOUTH — It was probably inevitable. Two candidates, both women, both named Cathy, in Senate District 25. And so far, both have won and both have lost. Unofficial results of the Nov. 4 election showed Democrat Catherine Breen of Falmouth won by seven votes after ...

  • South Portland City Council openly reviews policy, manager

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday held a spirited and public discussion about the city manager's job performance and, to some extent, the city's personnel policy. Councilors generally described the city's personnel policy as a flawed document, and City Manager Jim Gaile...

  • South Portland may dim street lights to balance budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is considering a proposal to turn off more than 100 street lights to generate savings needed to balance next year's budget. The city estimates it could save nearly $20,000 a year, or $1,600 a month, by turning off 112 street lights along some of ...

  • South Portland board refuses to recommend zone change to council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday rejected a zone change that would have allowed 59 units of age-restricted housing to be built in a wooded area southeast of Wilkinson Woods. The unanimous board vote, however, is only a recommendation to the City Council, which is ex...

  • Lawmakers reject Harpswell border claim

    AUGUSTA — A bill that would redraw a portion of the Harpswell's boundary with Brunswick suffered a major setback Wednesday when the Legislature's State and Local Government Committee voted 10-3 against the measure. The bill had been advanced by a Harpswell group known as the Carry...

  • RSU 1 budget decreases, but taxes are rising

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on the final draft of the fiscal 2010 budget on Monday, May 18. Directors will also sign a warrant for the June 2 public budget meeting and June 9 budget validation referendum. The board held a workshop at...

  • Next phase of Bath business park should be ‘shovel ready’ by fall

    BATH — The second phase of one of the city's prime job-creation engines should be "shovel ready" with lots to sell by this fall, officials said last week. Bath has chosen Harry C. Crooker & Sons to do the site work and infrastructure development on the next phase of...

  • Topsham Town Meeting will include new invocation

    TOPSHAM — In trying to get more people to attend Town Meeting next week, the Topsham Government Improvement Committee has added several changes, committee Chairman John Rensenbrink told the Board of Selectmen. Town Meeting will take place at Mt. Ararat High School at 7 p.m. on We...

  • Brunswick council to manager, schools: Cut deeper

    BRUNSWICK — After receiving a preliminary fiscal 2010 budget with a 1.6 percent tax increase, the Town Council on Monday instructed acting Town Manager Gary Brown to carve another $500,000 from the $54.3 million spending plan.About half of the reduction will come from the Brunswick Schoo...