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  • Budget passes 1st test at Bath council

    BATH — The City Council gave initial approval Wednesday to a $14.2 million municipal budget for fiscal 2010. Final passage is expected on Wednesday, June 24. While next year's budget is smaller than the current $18.2 million budget, Finance Director/Tax Collector Juli...

  • RSU 1's second budget gets green light from voters

    BATH — Voters from Regional School Unit 1's five communities approved a $25 million fiscal 2010 budget by 424-141 at referendum on Tuesday. The votes per community went as follows: Bath, 124-22; Arrowsic, 38-4; Phippsburg, 122-50; West Bath, 66-44; and Woolwich, 74-21. "I...

  • 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...

  • Bath Mayfair hosts yard sales, music, art, games

    BATH — For fans of yard sales, Mayfair could be considered something of a dream come true.

  • Marker project to tell Bath's history in innovative ways

    BATH — It was the night of Sept. 3, 1883, and Constable William "Uncle Billy" Lawrence was walking his downtown beat, checking businesses along Front Street. Three burglars were on the run, one of whom ran into the arms of 63-year-old Lawrence, who asked the man, Daniel...

  • Bath students need $40K for world competition

    BATH — Five Odyssey of the Mind teams from Bath schools are undergoing an odyssey of a different sort, aiming to raise $40,000 to allow them to travel to Iowa to participate in the program's 2009 World Finals. Odyssey of the Mind, a program that offers problem-solving opportuniti...

  • Out on a limb

    Seth Moody, a professional arborist from Caribou and Camden, climbs 42 feet straight up to ring a bell while competing in a tree-climbing competition in Library Park in Bath on April 18. Six professional arborists from around New England raced against each other in several different events. (Roger S...

  • Letter: Sister city success

    Thank you to many people and institutions for another successful visit from our sister city in Japan: Bath Middle School, Joe Byrnes, Maine Maritime Museum, Bath Noontime Rotary, Marnee's Cookies, Bath Skate Park, Bath YMCA, Maine Aomori Sister State Advisory Committee, Gulf of Maine Research I...

  • Working on a doggie doctorate

    American Kennel Club Judge Frank Washabaugh of New Jersey critiques the sniffing work of a dog in the Scent Articles event last Sunday in the Casco Bay Dog Training Club's AKC All-Breeds Obedience and Rally Trial at Bath Middle School. In Scent Article, dogs are tasked with picking out the one item ...

  • Bath looks into roundabout to get around intersection woes

    BATH — In an attempt to improve safety and traffic flow at a high-crash intersection, the city is moving toward a final design for a roundabout at Congress Avenue and State Road. Congress Avenue has a stop sign at the existing T-type intersection, while drivers along State Road ...