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  • Elections shape up in Freeport, Yarmouth

    FREEPORT — With deadlines to submit nomination papers approaching, 11 people have taken out papers for eight elected offices in Freeport, while two have done so for the one seat in Yarmouth. Election Day is Nov. 4 Nomination papers are due back to the Freeport town clerk by Se...

  • As RSU 5 faces break-up, 2 superintendents are better than 1

    FREEPORT — Following the resignation of the former superintendent, and with Freeport's withdrawal hanging in the balance, Regional School Unit 5 has hired two interim co-superintendents. William Michaud and Michael LaFortune took on the new roles July 1 after the RSU's first sup...

  • Portland waterfront property owners seek zoning changes

    PORTLAND — The owners of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. are seeking two zoning changes that could alter the nature of redevelopment at the 10-acre site. City officials received the 91-page application from Portland-based engineering firm Woodard & Curran on Friday, A...

  • North Yarmouth opinion poll part of the mix at annual Fun Day

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A survey of residents' views on economic development and the future of two key town properties will be available Saturday, Sept. 6, at the annual Fun Day celebration. Planning Decisions, a Portland consulting firm hired by the town, plans to present North Yarmouth of...

  • Cumberland council mulls borrowing to upgrade senior housing

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is considering a 20-year bond of $600,000 to pay for senior housing heating systems and roofs. The new systems, which would replace those in 30 units at the town-owned Hawthorne Court off Tuttle Road, are long overdue, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday...

  • National GOP has eyes on Maine Senate District 25 contest

    FALMOUTH — A candidate in state Senate District 25 is getting some national attention. Republican Cathy Manchester of Gray was named one of the top "14 in '14" by the Republican State Leadership Committee’s "Right Women, Right Now" campaign. "It’s not som...

  • Former President Clinton to campaign for Michaud in Portland

    PORTLAND — The gubernatorial campaign of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, hopes to get a boost from former President Bill Clinton in a Sept. 2 rally at the Ocean Gateway terminal. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the event cl...

  • Council, board candidates set for Nov. 4 Portland ballot

    PORTLAND — What initially promised to be a competitive field of races for city elected offices narrowed when Monday's deadline passed for filing nomination papers. City Council seats in Districts 4 and 5, and a District 4 School Board seat, are in play in November because of decision...

  • Portland panel back at work on Congress Square Park redesign

    PORTLAND — The expanded, and maybe even reinvigorated, Congress Square Redesign Study Group is back at work on a project that has vexed the city for at least six years. "I feel confident we are on a good track," Parkside Neighborhood Association President Frank Turek said Aug. 20, af...

  • Back-to-school beautification in Portland

    Althea Kastelic, an incoming freshman, paints a Casco Bay High School corridor Monday, Aug. 25, in Portland with her mother, Jenny Kastelic, during a two-day beautification project to prepare for the new school year, which begins Sept. 2. Principal Derek Pierce said the school's interior space gr...