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  • Topsham selectmen reject proposed change in Black Bridge traffic pattern

    TOPSHAM — A proposal that could have led to a traffic change on the Black Bridge was defeated by the Board of Selectmen May 7 by a vote of 3-2. The proposal would have prohibited traffic traveling from Topsham from turning left onto Mill Street (Route 1) in Brunswick. The change...

  • Lip-smacking refreshment

    With their companion, Falmouth High School senior Kiely Flynn, watching, Dixie, left and Bear enjoy a water break after the Habitat for Humanity Walk for Pets on May 9 in Falmouth. Bear, the walk's mascot, was a homeless pet when Flynn adopted her during a service week in post-Katrina Mississippi. (...

  • 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...

  • Scarborough voters OK $35.1M school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents on Tuesday approved a $35.1 million school budget for fiscal 2010 by a vote of 620-459. On an advisory question, Town Clerk Tody Justice said, 101 of the 620 affirmative voters indicated the budget was too high and 279 said it was too low. Of the 459 who vo...

  • Greely students raising funds, applying for $50K solar power grant

    CUMBERLAND — In its third year, Greely High School's Global Awareness Club has decided to take a slightly different tack. While in the past the student group has focused on global issues like childhood hunger and HIV, this year they brought things a little closer to home.

  • Falmouth council debates merits of 2nd ice rink

    FALMOUTH — Does the town need a second enclosed ice rink? At least one group of residents thinks so. Rink Committee representatives on Monday presented their ideas for transforming the outdoor Village Park ice rink and adjacent warming hut into a $2.8 million full-sized indoor rink, s...

  • Cape Elizabeth school budget passes on 1st vote

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Despite campaigning by opponents and fears that this year's validation process could be as drawn out as last year's, voters on Tuesday approved a $19.3 million school budget for fiscal 2010. Late Tuesday night, the hand-counted numbers came back with 1,348, or 58 ...

  • Fairground concert ordinance gets early support

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday continued discussion around allowing non-fair concerts at the Cumberland Fairgrounds. Though the issue stemmed out of a briefly proposed Toby Keith concert, there are no events currently in question. A workshop was held Monday, which was attende...