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Emily Bader has been a reporter with the Lakes Region Weekly since March 2020, covering nine towns and five school districts. Emily graduated with a B.A. in International Relations/History from Wellesley College in 2018 and has experience in print, digital and radio journalism. Outside of work, she enjoys going to the beach, doing crossword puzzles and trying out local coffee shops. A Los Angeles native, Emily now lives in Portland.

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  • Published
    August 12, 2020

    Gray budget on hold until revote on failed item

    The town is unable to execute the fiscal year 2020-2021 budget that passed in July until voters approve the property tax levy limit item they rejected last month.

  • Published
    August 12, 2020

    Fight over Hotel Bridgton continues following court decision

    The Maine Superior Court affirmed all aspects of the Planning Board’s approval of the project with one exception, sending the proposal back to the Planning Board.

  • Published
    August 12, 2020

    Naples service dog heading to national stage

    NAPLES — Amy Sherwood and her trained service animal, 4-year-old Dolly Pawton, a black Labrador Retriever, will appear on the Hallmark Channel this fall as Dolly competes for the title of “American Hero Dog” in the 2020 American Humane Hero Dog Awards. Dolly won in the service dog category and will join fellow Mainers Gretchen […]

  • Published
    August 12, 2020

    NG residents to vote on revised budget Sept. 15

    NEW GLOUCESTER — The Selectboard voted Aug. 3 to reinstate the assistant librarian’s position at 30 hours per week without benefits. The planning and library directors’ positions will remain cut back from 40 hours a week to 36 and will include benefits. The two articles will go before voters next month. Voters in July rejected […]

  • Published
    August 12, 2020

    Standish filmmaker remembered for ‘tender heart, sick sense of humor’

    Michael “HMC” Norton passed away on July 31 at age 33 of complications related to Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

  • Published
    August 12, 2020

    Standish voters OK $51.3M SAD 6 budget

    STANDISH — Residents voted 138-48 to approve the Bonny Eagle School District’s $51.3 million budget Tuesday night. SAD 6 serves the towns of Buxton, Frye Island, Hollis, Limington and Standish, and has an enrollment of about 3,600 students. Buxton voters also approved the budget, 118-48. Results from the other towns were not available. The approved […]

  • Published
    July 29, 2020

    Windham council OKs development impact fees, permit limits

    Planning Director Amanda Lessard said the new measures are tools for the town to direct growth and maintain services.

  • Published
    July 29, 2020
    Bridgton

    Bridgton gravel pit’s bid for restart stalls once again

    The Planning Board has been reviewing an application by the Sanborn family to restart the use of their gravel pit, which is located next to the the town’s public water supply.

  • Published
    July 29, 2020

    Casco voters approve municipal budget

    CASCO — Voters approved all 18 questions on the town meeting referendum ballot Tuesday night. The $4,088,174 town budget is a 2.7% increase from last year’s $3.98 million budget. There is no information available on how the budget increase will affect the tax rate. The current tax rate is $15.40 per $1,000 of assessed property […]

  • Published
    July 29, 2020

    New Gloucester group calls on AMVETS to stop using Confederate flag

    The group also held its first monthly anti-racism rally last Saturday at Coolidge Family Farms on Lewiston Road.

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