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  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Bath home for elderly looks toward possible expansion

    BATH — A facility that has served as a home for many elders for more than 90 years may be expanding next year. There are 37 assisted living apartments in the Plant Home on Washington Street, which overlooks the Kennebec River and was opened in 1917. More than 30 are tax-credit, l...

  • 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...

  • Falmouth borrows to keep school projects on schedule

    FALMOUTH —The School Department will use short-term borrowing to jump-start construction of athletic fields and a wood chip boiler, Director of Finance and Operations Dan O'Shea said. An elementary school project approved by voters last fall, which includes $1.25 million for the f...

  • Cumberland lawmaker proposes sales tax holiday

    CUMBERLAND — State Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, is hoping to make Maine one of the more than two dozen states with a sales tax holiday, and she has her sites on Columbus Day weekend. Burgess said the tax exemption will encourage people to buy locally, instead of tra...

  • Freeport police claim shortcomings threaten public safety

    FREEPORT — A nine-page letter signed by members of the Police Department was sent to the police chief, the town manager and the Town Council last week listing concerns about public safety, departmental staffing, budgetary limitations and dispatch consolidation. The open letter out...

  • MMA hired for N. Yarmouth's top job search

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen took initial steps Tuesday toward hiring a new administrative assistant, retaining the Maine Municipal Association to open a search for candidates. Selectmen also set a meeting for Monday, April 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., to assess and discu...