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  • Brunswick recount confirms Grant's re-election to School Board

    BRUNSWICK — A ballot recount has confirmed incumbent James Grant's narrow election victory over challenger Chris Watkinson in School Board District 5.  The Nov. 13 recount gave Grant an eight-vote margin, 558-550, in the east Brunswick district. Watkinson had a stron...

  • Santas to 'hustle' around South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The first Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5K is coming to the city on Nov. 23. Race participants will receive a Santa hat, beard and dri-fit sweatshirt in which to run. There will be cookie, candy, and water stations along both routes, as well as holiday music an...

  • Cape to consider $1.75M bond for school repairs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council may decide next month whether to issue a proposed $1.75 million bond that would fund a host of school capital improvements. Councilors last week scheduled a Dec. 8 public hearing at which they may authorize five projects and the bond to complete them...

  • Cohen tapped to fill top post in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At a workshop on Wednesday, City Councilor Linda Cohen was nominated unanimously to fill the position of Mayor Jerry Jalbert, who is not seeking re-election. Councilors will select the city's next mayor on Dec. 1, and another candidate could arise before then. C...

  • South Portland rejects continued bids for city parcels

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After two debate-filled workshops, the City Council on Nov. 3 voted against selling two pieces of city property. Councilors by a 4-3 vote rejected sale of the parcels, 68 Hillcrest Ave. and 21 Dresser Road, to abutter Stanley Cox, who owns Cox Farm on Highland A...

  • South Portland artist seeks return of her validating work

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For 15 years, a beloved sculpture called "Keds" stood guard in her creator's yard at the corner of Broadway and Lincoln Street. All that remains now of the life-size, bronze piece is the armature, a foot, and part of a thigh; the rest of the sculpture was s...

  • Veterans take Broadway in South Portland

    The South Portland War Veterans Memorial Association, composed of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 832 and American Legion Post 35, held a well-attended Veterans Day parade on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at Southern Maine Community College and marching west on Broadway to a ceremony at the Veterans M...

  • Board approves repair plan for Brunswick schools

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members Wednesday unanimously adopted a multi-pronged approach to correcting near- and long-term problems with facilities. The five-point plan,

  • Smaller Cape Elizabeth lots now off-limits to roosters

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Roosters are now banned on lots under 40,000 square feet, under an ordinance passed by the Town Council. Councilors voted 5-2 on Nov. 6 for the ordinance, which is an amendment to an existing miscellaneous offenses ordinance. Banning roosters on lots under 40,00...

  • Falmouth poll finds support for plastic-bag ban

    FALMOUTH — With Portland poised to charge for disposable shopping bags and Freeport considering a ban, Falmouth could be the next town to crack down on single-use plastic shopping bags. Early in the summer, the Town Council started receiving letters from residents asking if the ...