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  • Bath City Council election in need of candidates

    BATH — With the deadline looming for nomination papers to be returned, two City Council seats will be contested. A third candidate may be unopposed, while there may be no candidates on the Nov. 4 ballot for a fourth seat. City Councilors Meadow Merrill, David Sinclair and Andr...

  • Cape Elizabeth rooster flap may lead to regulation

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council referred a rooster problem to the ordinance committee Monday after hearing a resident's complaints about his neighbor's noisy bird.

  • METRO revises bus plan for Freeport, skips Cumberland

    FREEPORT — The Greater Portland Transit District has revised its plan for METRO bus service north of Portland in hope the change will convince towns to pay for it. The new proposal would eliminate service to Cumberland, but increase the frequency of buses to Yarmouth and Freepor...

  • Races take shape in Cape, South Portland elections

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two candidates are on the city ballot in November for the City Council District 5 seat being vacated by Mayor Jerry Jalbert. Incumbents in City Council District 1 and on the School Board will also face contests, while in Cape Elizabeth three candidates will compete f...

  • Backpacks bridge the gap: Brunswick-based program eases students' weekend hunger

    Volunteers Jennifer Iacovelli and Nicky Roche, at the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick on Tuesday, Sept. 9, pack crates with bags full of food headed to hungry school children. 

  • Sandsational in Scarborough

    Scarborough resident Rebecca Flaherty, dressed as a mermaid, rallies the crowd Saturday, Sept. 6, at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough to vote for their favorite sculpture during Sandsations – an annual sand-sculpting event to benefit Birth Roots, a nonprofit organization dedicated ...

  • Planning Board concerns delay action on proposed Brunswick subdivision

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed 17-unit subdivision in a residential area near downtown was tabled Tuesday by the Planning Board because of questions about the viability and design of the project.  Brunswick-based Coastal Building Investments is proposing to divide a 7.5-acre parcel...

  • Benjamin Farm campaign gets matching donor

    SCARBOROUGH — An anonymous donor has pledged to match any donations, up to $50,000, for Scarborough Land Trust's acquisition of Benjamin Farm. According to a press release from SLT, the trust has raised $400,000 of the $500,000 needed to buy and preserve the land for public trai...

  • Last chance for Pine Point bridge comments

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents will have their last opportunity Tuesday, Sept. 16, for input on the upcoming Pine Point Crossing Bridge replacement before the project goes out to bid.  The two-lane bridge is nearly 60 years old and spans the Pam Am railroad tracks. The town h...

  • Electric car expo coming to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents can celebrate National Drive Electric week with a free electric car expo at the city's new electric vehicle charging station...