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  • Driver charged with murder in Portland hit, run

    PORTLAND — A Scarborough man who allegedly intentionally ran down another man with his SUV last week has been charged with murder. Police say Timothy Antone drove to the Auburn Street apartment building of Roland Villacci the morning of Oct. 28 and ran Villacci over with his For...

  • Panel narrows ferry GM candidates to 12

    PORTLAND — The committee in charge of recommending who should be the next general manager at Casco Bay Lines has narrowed its list of candidates to 12. Former General Manager Catherine Debo resigned in June, citing family matters. The Casco Bay Island Transit District Board in A...

  • Cumberland County forming assessment review board

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County Commissioners are accepting applications for a new board that will review property tax abatement appeals. The Board of Assessment Review will be responsible for hearing and ruling on abatement appeals made to the county by residents of towns that do ...

  • Donoghue re-elected to Portland council; Bryan wins School Committee seat

    PORTLAND — Voters Tuesday elected Edward Bryan to the School Committee, representing the West End and Parkside. Incumbent City Councilor Kevin Donoghue was re-elected to a second term representing District 1, defeating Charles Bragdon 2,625 to 1,364. Bryan defeated A...

  • Challengers upset incumbents in Scarborough Town Council, School Board elections; land bond OK'd

    SCARBOROUGH — Challenger Jessica Holbrook upset incumbent Town Councilor Richard Sullivan by 416 votes Tuesday to win one of two council seats, 3,770 to 3,354. Councilor Carol Rancourt received the most votes with 4,627 and will retain her seat for a third, three-year term. Michael Ho...

  • Russell edges Morris to win Topsham selectman seat

    TOPSHAM — Donald Russell defeated James Morris Tuesday in a bid for one open seat on the Board of Selectmen. Russell edged Morris by a vote of 2,096 to 1,899. He will fill the seat being vacated by Selectman Michelle Derr, who chose not to seek re-election. Meanwhile,...

  • Political newcomers elected to Freeport Sewer District

    FREEPORT — With a voter turnout of 65 percent, three new members of the Sewer District Board of Trustees were elected Tuesday in the town's only contested election. The newcomers include fire Chief Darell Fournier, civil engineer Art Colvin and college student Leland Arris III. Fourni...

  • Brunswick voters unseat Daughtry, elect Wilson, King, Perreault

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will have a significantly different ideological slant come January, after voters on Tuesday elected three candidates with strong backing from the business community.  In perhaps the most watched race, at-large Councilor Joanne King easily defeated Council...

  • South Portland buries effort to ban dogs from Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected an ordinance that would have eliminated year-round, off-leash access for dogs on Willard Beach and banned them completely for six months in the summer. City Clerk Sue Mooney said that 63 percent, or 11,611, of the city's 18...

  • North Yarmouth approves all 4 charter amendments

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Voters on Tuesday approved all four amendments to the Town Charter. Question 1 passed 1,669 to 206, Question 2 by 1,510 to 363, Question 3 by 1,388 to 455 and Question 4 by 1,069 to 774. Voter turnout was 63 percent. Perhaps the most pivot...