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  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Non-food need? Not a problem: Bath church launches pantry for personal items

    BATH — The city and surrounding communities, which already benefit from the Bath Food Pantry, now also have the Little Flock Non-Food Bank to help those with needs for personal-care products. The food pantry, meanwhile, which

  • Bath city arborist retires after nearly 15 years on the job

    BATH — Henry David Thoreau once said he took a walk in the woods, and emerged taller than the trees. Those perennial plants have enhanced Tom Hoerth's life, too. The Gray resident retired last month after a nearly 15-year career as Bath's arborist and tree warden, although ste...

  • RSU 1 seeks input on Bath high school project

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 is looking for community participation as it determines whether to renovate 87-year-old Morse High School or build a new school. "We have the opportunity to build a school worthy of the region and of the fine education that our students receive at Morse,...

  • Topsham BMV office moving to Main Street

    TOPSHAM — The Bureau of Motor Vehicles office will soon move to 125B Main St., Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced this week. The branch office, now at 49 Topsham Fair Mall Road, Suite 25, will be closed Thursday and Friday, Feb. 26-27, for the move. The office will re...

  • Harpswell, charter school reach agreement on building

    HARPSWELL — An agreement to sell the West Harpswell School to Harpswell Coastal Academy for $150,000 will be presented to voters at Town Meeting next month.  The Board of Selectmen, at their Feb. 12 meeting, approved preliminary language for the Town Meeting warrant that wo...

  • Harpswell selectmen weigh town planner's role

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen has decided to hire a contractor for interim planning services after Town Planner Carol Eyerman leaves later this month. Selectmen, however, disagreed Feb. 12 about the town planner's future role and whether the town should keep a full-time planner ...

  • Memo: LePage meddled in discrimination case against Waldoboro diner

    AUGUSTA – Gov. Paul LePage inserted himself into a state law enforcement proceeding about a religious discrimination case and threatened to go to court if the legal process was not postponed, according to an internal memo. The governor, however, said he was not interfering, but only ...

  • United Way in Bath seeks volunteer readers

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine is seeking volunteer readers for its 16th annual "Community Read Aloud," expected to reach more than 4,000 area children next month. The March 2 reading, coordinated by United Way's "Success by 6" initiative, will be held at child-care and Head St...