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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...

  • Author launches book on Bath shipbuilding family

    BATH — While the Sewall family has been in the news recently after its fuel and convenience store company filed for bankruptcy, a new book looks at the family from a different perspective, telling the warts-and-all tale of its heyday as a builder and manager of a vast fleet of merchant ships...

  • Bath council to vote on new finance director

    BATH — Contingent on approval from the City Council, Juli Millett of Topsham will be Bath's next finance director, City Manager Bill Giroux said this week. The council is scheduled to vote on Giroux's recommendation on Wednesday, April 15. Giroux said six of 24 applic...

  • Bath trivia competition back for 3rd year

    BATH — Do you know Bath? You're about to find out. The third annual "So You Think You Know Bath," presented by Main Street Bath, will be held at the Winter Street Church, 880 Washington St., from 6-9 p.m. Friday, April 3. Teams of local historians will be pitted against ...

  • Sewall attorney says company could recover in 6-12 months

    BATH — An attorney for M.W. Sewall & Co. this week said the company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 27, could be back on its feet in as little as six months.

  • Maine Maritime Museum crosses the line

    BATH — Maine Maritime Museum is known in part for the nautical-related relics it displays, but never before has it showcased such characters as Neptune, Amphitrite and Davey Jones (the locker dweller, not the Monkee).

  • Energy workshop planned in Bath

    BATH — A workshop on ways to save energy will be held in the Bath City Hall auditorium from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.

  • RSU blue-sky budget would raise taxes 5.6%

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors reviewed a preliminary fiscal 2010 budget Monday evening that reflects a 2.8 percent spending increase and a 5.6 percent tax increase.

  • Bath Comp Plan elicits few comments; on its way to Augusta

    BATH — After no public comment – or attendance – during the Comprehensive Plan portion of Tuesday's Planning Board meeting, the plan will soon be sent to Augusta for state review.