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  • Portland returns incumbents to Maine House

    PORTLAND — Democrats held firm all across the city Tuesday in races for the Maine House of Representatives, except in House District 40, where independent Ben Chipman held even firmer. Chipman, who defeated former Democratic Rep. Herb Adams for the second time, was the only non-Democ...

  • Alfond, Haskell re-elected to Portland state Senate seats

    PORTLAND — Two political veterans, state Sens. Justin Alfond and Anne Haskell, both Democrats, were returned to Augusta with wide support Tuesday. Alfond, the reigning Senate president, won a fourth, two-year term with 11,345 votes and will serve in Maine Senate District 27 after def...

  • 2 new faces, 1 familiar, elected to Portland School Board

    PORTLAND — Two new members are headed to the School Board, and one incumbent is returning for another three-year term.  Newly-elected Stephanie Hatzenbuehler will represent District 4, while John Eder won his bid for an open at-large seat. Incumbent Marnie Morrione of Distr...

  • Costa to replace Leeman on Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — School Board member Justin Costa will shift to the City Council after winning election easily Tuesday in council District 4. Costa will replace Councilor Cheryl Leeman, who is retiring after 30 years. He received 2,859 votes in defeating political newcomers Ray Ruby, with&...

  • Cape Elizabeth incumbent Millett re-elected in Senate District 29

    CAPE ELIZABETH — First-term incumbent state Sen. Rebecca Millett was re-elected Nov. 4 in Senate District 29. Millett received 9,897 votes in the former District 7, which includes all of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland, and coastal Scarborough. Republican William De Sena rec...

  • Scarborough voters split on bonds

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters opted for one of two bonding initiatives on Tuesday. According to The Portland Press Herald, residents approved the borrowing of up to $585,000 for the purchase of a new fire truck,but voted against borrowing approximately $439,500 to conduct a town-wide...

  • 2 Scarborough councilors lose re-election bids

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters ousted incumbent Town Councilors Richard Sullivan and James Benedict on Nov. 4. They elected former Councilor Shawn Babine with 4,340 votes, Peter Hayes with 4,280 and incumbent Councilor Katherine St. Clair with 4,026. Sullivan and Benedict received ...

  • Sterling, Parker unseat Larkins on RSU 5 board

    FREEPORT — Newcomer Lindsay Sterling and incumbent Beth Parker won the two seats Tuesday on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors. Sterling received 2,010 votes and Parker received 1,901. Incumbent Nelson Larkins, who had been on the board for five years, lost his seat...

  • Tepler wins 3-way race in state House District 54

    TOPSHAM — Democrat Denise Tepler defeated Republican Kim Talbot and Green Independent Daniel Stromgren Tuesday to secure the state House District 54 seat vacated by Rep. Andrew Mason, D-Topsham. Tepler, of Homeplace, received 2,217 votes, followed by 2,130 by West Schoolhouse Crossin...

  • Ross re-elected to Portland Water District

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Incumbent Wayne Ross was re-elected Nov. 4 to the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. Ross received 12,464 votes in an uncontested election for one of two seats representing South Portland and Cape Elizabeth. Ross has lived in South Portland for 35 year...