Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The Augusta Board of Education meets Wednesday night to try to finalize the $27.4 million school budget.
Judi Richardson, the mother of a woman shot in 2010 in Portland by someone who used a gun sold without a background check urged state and federal legislators Monday to require background checks for private gun sales.
David Delesline, 44, of Augusta, accused of entering his estranged wife's apartment while she slept and stabbing her 10 times, made his initial court appearance Friday.
Augusta city councilors on Thursday, at the recommendation of Fire Chief Roger Audette, said they have no interest in waiving about $26,000 in fees they charge Hallowell for providing ambulance services.
Manchester residents have agreed to pay for an education technician for the pre-kindergarten program at the elementary school.
Increases in the county budget and RSU 2 budget have pushed Dresden to reduce its own spending by $60,000, say town officials, and so residents shouldn't expect taxes to go down.
In Augusta, 555 voters approved the $27.4 million school budget Tuesday, a small fraction of about 14,000 registered voters.
Residents at the annual Manchester Town Meeting Thursday night will likely vote on town budget items without knowing exactly how they will impact their tax bills.
Sylvester Cobbs, a photographer, community volunteer and popular substitute teacher known for teaching students as much about life as academics, died early Monday morning.
Social studies teacher Shane Gower sent Maranacook graduates out into the real world Sunday with both arms boldly stretched into the sky, ready to conquer their fears.