RSUs set school budget hearings, votes
At the meetings, voters have the opportunity to amend budget articles before placing them on the ballot for the validation vote, which is June 11 for most area districts.
Wed May 22, 2013
Hallowell business owners say Water Street rebuild would ruin them
Major construction on Water Street will cause economic disaster in downtown Hallowell, several business owners said at a public forum on Wednesday.
PHOTO: Budget protest rally
People chant at the start of a lunchtime rally to protest Gov. Paul LePage 's budget plan on Wednesday, on the plaza outside west entrance of the State House in Augusta.
Sun May 19, 2013
RSU 2 withdrawal subject of Monmouth referendum June 11
Voters who take part in next month's annual Town Meeting will decide once and for all whether they favor remaining with Regional School Unit 2 or withdrawing and returning to a town-run school system.
Hallowell, state officials to field Water Street reconstruction questions Wednesday
City and Maine Department of Transportation officials are inviting residents and business owners to a public forum Wednesday to learn more about the planned reconstruction of Water Street.
Thu May 16, 2013
RSU 2 board OKs budget, calling for $1.7M more locally
The Regional School Unit 2 school board has unanimously approved a budget of $24.4 million, which is $1.3 million or 5.6 percent higher than this year's. Because of a reduction in state subsidy, however, the amount to be paid by local taxpayers would increase by $1.7 million, or 13.8 percent.
Tue May 14, 2013
Learn How to Save Time and Money with Global Mapper at the Geospatial World Forum Conference
Blue Marble Geographics will be traveling to the Netherlands to participate in the upcoming Geospatial World Forum conference held on May 13th though the 16th at the Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam.
Mon May 13, 2013
Bangor Daily News
Union files complaint of unfair labor practices against Maine's largest medical marijuana company
Jacob Auger of Wellness Connection of Maine calls new patients Wednesday March 28, 2012 at a new medical marijuana dispensary on Congress Street in Portland.
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
Daycare worker finds loaded gun in 4-year-old's bag
It was a Tuesday morning in April. Police say a worker at a family daycare and pre-school in Hallowell, Maine went into the bag of a four-year-old boy looking for some clothes.
Sun May 12, 2013
Turnpike traffic stops planned at mile 108 late Monday, early Tuesday
The Maine Turnpike at mile 108 in Hallowell, just south of the Western Avenue, will have traffic stops in both directions late Monday and early Tuesday, the Maine Turnpike Authority announced in a press release.
Sat May 11, 2013
Gardiner closer to welcoming natural gas in 2013
It's a line the city has heard for more than a decade, but this time it appears natural gas will be coming sooner rather than later.
Fri May 10, 2013
Bangor Daily News
License to dance has some Maine businesses scratching heads
Bars, clubs and similar businesses should double-check the license collection on their walls or tell patrons to leave their dancing shoes at home, according to the state fire marshal's office.
area police log, May 9, 2013
China May 1 Police charged two male juveniles with criminal mischief after employees at Erskine Academy on Windsor Road discovered a large number of tire marks on the front lawn.
Thu May 09, 2013
Augusta city council votes to hire consultant for natural gas decision
City councilors voted unanimously to spend up to $40,000 to hire a consultant to help pick which of two natural gas proposals would benefit both the city and the most residents.
Kennebec DA lpondering charges after 4-year-old brings loaded handgun to preschool
Following a report that a 4-year-old child brought a loaded handgun to a local preschool last month, the Kennebec County District Attorney's Office has asked for more information to determine whether to bring charges.
Tue May 07, 2013
Augusta not taking chances, considering spending $40,000 on a natural gas consultant
The city is considering spending up to $40,000 on a consultant to help determine which of two proposals to provide natural gas would be best for the city and its schools, businesses and residents.
Winners of Island Bizplan Contest Announced
The Island Institute has announced the results of the 2013 Island Bizplan Contest, a new initiative designed to encourage and support entrepreneurs from Maine's 15 year-round island communities.
Is It Sewer or Stormwater - and Who Pays?
The Maine Superior Court recently tackled these issues following a dispute involving the City of Hallowell and several sewer customers who filed suit against the Greater Augusta Utility District regarding how costs were divided between sewer and stormwater customers.
Sun May 05, 2013
Journalism and its role in democracy May 21
John Christie and Naomi Schalit are the founders and investigative reporters for the non-partisan Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting and will be speaking at the Camden Public Library Tuesday, May 21, at 7 p.m. Senior reporters John Christie and Naomi Schalit will give a series of talks this spring around the state on the critical connection ... (more)
Thu May 02, 2013
North Haven news
As April's cold and showery days come to a close we embrace the coming days of May.