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  • Letter: No deal in Scarborough

    Contrary to recent public statements and reports in the press, the Scarborough Education Association never agreed to a 0 percent salary increase and there never was an agreement with the Scarborough Board of Education to freeze salaries for next year. In the course of contract negotiations, we...

  • 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...

  • SAD 75 meeting sends $36M budget, with computers, to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters in School Administrative District 75 supported a $36.25 million fiscal 2010 budget at the district budget meeting May 30, paving the way for a budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 9. While voters passed nearly every component of the budget with little to...

  • RSU 1 meeting OKs $25M budget for voter referendum

    BATH — With voters asking only a few questions along the way, the Regional School Unit 1 fiscal 2010 budget coasted through Tuesday's district budget meeting, sending the $25 million plan to a June 9 budget validation referendum. The RSU budget shows an approximately 1 percent de...

  • Defense secretary: Budget should keep Bath Iron Works busy

    BATH — U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said there should be "plenty of money" in the federal budget to keep Bath Iron Works busy "for a considerable number of years into the future." Speaking at the shipyard on May 22, alongside U.S. Sen. Susan Collins,...

  • RSU 1 budget goes to Bath meeting, June 9 vote

    BATH — Voters in Regional School Unit 1 will meet at Bath Middle School on Tuesday, June 2, for the first of a two-step process required to approve the school district's fiscal 2010 budget. Voters are being asked to arrive early to register for the Town Meeting-style gathering. D...

  • SAD 75 budget meeting to weigh $36M spending plan

    TOPSHAM — The proposed $36 million fiscal 2010 budget for School Administrative District 75 will undergo the first of two citizen tests in a Town Meeting-style vote on Saturday, May 30. The meeting will take place at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School at...

  • Portland City Council approves $189M budget; police, fire jobs still in doubt

    PORTLAND — City residents will not see an increase in property taxes in the next fiscal year, although parking at a meter or getting a marriage license will cost more. There may also be fewer police officers and firefighters on the job, after the City Council on Monday passed a $1...

  • SAD 75 board OKs $36M budget, including laptop computers for high school students

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $36.3 million budget for fiscal 2010. The budget – which must still be approved at a district budget meeting Saturday, May 30, and by a budget validation referendum Tuesday, June 9 – ...

  • Portland gets additional $570K in community development funds; budget set for May 18 hearing

    PORTLAND – The City Council on May 18 will decide how to allocate $570,000 in federal stimulus funding earmarked for community development projects. At the May 18 meeting, the council is also scheduled to have a final hearing and vote on a proposed $189 million city budget that wo...