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  • Portland library to display AIDS quilt

    PORTLAND — Portland Public Library will host an exhibition of the NAMES Foundation Memorial AIDS Quilt on June 17 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. in the library’s Atrium. The exhibit will also feature Deborah Freedman in the Rines Auditorium at noon,...

  • Figgy's puts faith in Portland's appetite for take-out

    PORTLAND — When Natalie DiBenedetto looked out her window on Walker Street last year, she didn't just see a parking lot. She saw an opportunity. Now, a year later, DiBenedetto is set to open a business in the once-empty lot that she believes will fill one of the city's last foodie ni...

  • South Portland council sends 3.5% school budget hike to voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Councilors unanimously approved a $46 million school budget Monday night. A public validation referendum is scheduled for Tuesday, June 9. Th...

  • Harpswell seeks funding to study clam decline

    HARPSWELL — The town is looking for state assistance to study how to protect a resource embedded in Harpswell's heritage. Harpswell's 4,000 acres of intertidal mud flats have long supported the soft-shell clam industry, which has consistently reported some of the highest landing...

  • Topsham high school vote not expected before late 2016

    TOPSHAM — A "Public Visioning" meeting Tuesday night was an early step along the road to a vote on whether to rebuild or renovate Mt. Ararat High School. The project architect said work could begin no sooner than late 2016 or mid-2017. School Administrative District 75 has app...

  • Brunswick tax hike alarms councilors, budget still in play

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council wants to limit a property tax hike to between 3 and 4 percent. But the council has some work to do. The fiscal 2016 budget as proposed is about $59.8 million, which would require a more than 4.9 percent increase in taxes. Councilors are... 1

  • Verizon gets OK to use Freeport water tower

    FREEPORT — The town is considering an agreement with Verizon Wireless for a new cellular antenna. Town councilors on Tuesday approved letting the wireless company put an antenna on an existing water tower on Winston Hill Drive. Before the agreement can be finalized it must go through...

  • RSU 1 voters to tackle $27M school budget

    BATH — A $27.3 million Regional School Unit 1 budget for next year goes to the first of two district-wide votes Tuesday, May 26. The fiscal 2016 spending plan, unanimously approved by the RSU 1 Board of Directors May 4, will then go to a validation referendum on Tuesday, June 9. ...

  • Bath market's lottery bonus makes employees winners

    BATH — A city resident hit a $2 million jackpot, and by selling the winning Powerball ticket, Brackett's Market became a winner, too. The ticket holder has declined to discuss his good fortune. But the business owners, Kimberly and Steve Brackett, thought they'd share the jo...

  • Uncontested Yarmouth election opens door for 1st-time candidates

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are running unopposed June 9 for seats on the School Committee. Newcomers Laura Coroi and Jeanne Rapone are running for two open seats, while incumbent Tim Wheaton is seeking re-election.