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  • Opposing views color House District 42 race in Portland

    PORTLAND — Opposite views abound in the state House District 42 election, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Peter Stuckey is challenged by Republican Marc Lamontagne. "I'm tired of hearing we can't do things because we don't have any money," said Stuckey, 67, who is seeking a fourth te...

  • Cumberland County candidates in uncontested races

    PORTLAND — There are five uncontested elections in November for positions in Cumberland County government. The candidates include four incumbents and one former county commissioner who hopes to regain his seat. District Attorney Republican Stephanie Anderson is runnin...

  • 13 Portland businesses cited for underage liquor sales

    PORTLAND — Thirteen businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors during police compliance checks from Sept. 3-17. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said police were helped by underage volunteers from Southern Maine Community College in South Portland when visiting 143 stores.

  • Portland health center gets federal grant

    PORTLAND — The Portland Community Health Center, which operates clinics at 180 Park Ave. and at Preble Street Resource Center, was awarded $206,000 in funding from the federal Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Sen Angus King, I-Maine, announced the grant Sept. 23 as part ...

  • Preble Street candidate forums continue

    PORTLAND — Breakfast candidate forums at Preble Street Resource Center will continue Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., with a visit by independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. The 20th annual “You Don’t Need a Home to Vote” series, organized by Homeless Voices fo...

  • Bikes on the boulevard and beyond

    Portland City Councilor Kevin Donoghue, right, rides with a group of of about 20 people, including three other councilors, Sunday on Baxter Boulevard, part of a  city-wide ride organized by the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to visit recently built bike routes at Thomps...

  • Democrats reject Falmouth's Dench for UMaine board of trustees

    AUGUSTA — Democrats on the Legislature’s Education Committee rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench to the University of Maine System board of trustees after a contentious hearing on Friday. The 8-6 party-line vote goes to the full Senate on Tuesday, Sept. ...

  • Correction

    The Sept. 19 article "Cape Elizabeth seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless" should have said Cape Elizabeth denies Verizon's claim the town violated the federal Spectrum Act.

  • Scarborough student arrested on knife charges

    SCARBOROUGH — An 18-year-old Scarborough High School student was arrested Tuesday, Sept. 23, for allegedly carrying a concealed weapon. According to police, a bus driver was alerted by several students that Jonathan Germano was sharpening a knife while on the bus. Police said ...

  • South Portland mulls tar sands findings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although the City Council accepted recommendations of the Draft Ordinance Committee earlier this year, the council was not as eager to act on the issues brought forth during a Sept. 22 workshop. The DOC was formed in February to tackle issues around the potentia...