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  • Incumbent Scarborough councilors face pair of challengers

    SCARBOROUGH — Political newcomers Michael Hoglund and Jessica Holbrook are challenging two incumbent town councilors, Carol Rancourt and Richard Sullivan, in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbents Nicola Rico and Benedetto Viola are running uncontested for the Scarborough Sanitary Distri...

  • State board hears appeal of Maine Mall tax bill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Board of Property Tax Review was scheduled to hear testimony this week in an appeal involving hundreds of thousands of tax dollars that have already been spent by the city. The 15-member panel, which hears tax appeals on non-residential property with an ass...

  • Water district election in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland depends on write-in votes

    Unless someone mounts a write-in campaign in the closing days before the Nov. 3 election, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth may have to call a special election to find someone to represent the communities on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. If not, residents will be withou...

  • Cape Elizabeth Town Council election lures 7 candidates for 4 seats

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters will elect four town councilors on Nov. 3 and have seven candidates to choose from. There are three, three-year terms to fill, plus the final year of a vacated three-term to finish. Town Council Chairman Jim Rowe and Councilors David Backer and Sara Lennon are completi...

  • Topsham Board of Selectmen candidates agree on referendum questions

    TOPSHAM — They may be separated in age by nearly 50 years, but Donald Russell and James Morris expressed similar thoughts on several questions posed to them during a public forum on Wednesday, including their opinions on two controversial state referendum issues. The one-hour fo...

  • Bath police investigate robbery at Cumberland Farms

    BATH — Police are looking for the man who robbed a Route 1 convenience store Monday night, Oct. 19. Officers responded to an alarm at Cumberland Farms at 10:30 p.m. They said the suspect is a white male in his 40s and between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, with a slender build. He ...

  • Topsham selectmen approve amended language for Swinging Bridge warning sign

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved amended language Oct. 15 for a multi-purpose warning sign that will stand near the Swinging Bridge to discourage swimmers. Initial draft language, provided by Nancy Randolph, secretary treasurer of SaveOurSwingingBridge.Org, ...

  • Well-known Brunswick resident dies in single-car crash

    BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick native known by police and town councilors alike died Tuesday night after his 1993 Chevrolet van struck a tree on Woodward Point Road. Police found Alvah Luce, 62, of Harpswell Road, in his vehicle around 8 p.m., about a quarter-mile from his camp on Chase Lan... 1

  • Board sends Comp Plan to Cumberland council

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board voted Tuesday sent a new draft Comprehensive Plan to the Town Council "with enthusiastic recommendation," Town Planner Carla Nixon said. A few changes are still to be incorporated into the document, such as the encouraged use of alternati...

  • Family Fall Festival in Freeport

    Caroline Davis and Thomas Bartlett, both 2, of Falmouth, take a "test drive" on a John Deere tractor during the Family Fall Festival at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport on Saturday, Oct. 17.