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  • House District 113: Sheriff faces golf course operator

    FALMOUTH — Mark Dion, the retiring Cumberland County sheriff, is facing political newcomer Jason Harris in state House District 113, representing the North Deering section of Portland and West Falmouth. State Rep. Joan Cohen, D-Portland, withdrew from the race in July, as did the ori...

  • Portland councilor: Economic task force should work in public

    PORTLAND — A task force appointed by city staff and the local chamber of commerce has been working quietly since the beginning of the year to come up with an economic development plan for the city. Now, at least one city councilor says the group's work should come out from behind the...

  • House District 108: Incumbent faces 2 challengers

    CUMBERLAND — To win a third term in state House District 108, Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, must defeat fellow Cumberland residents Erin Cianchette, a Green Independent, and Thomas Gruber, a Democrat. All three spoke of desires to cross party lines so that lawmaker...

  • House District 112: Richard challenges Nelson

    FALMOUTH — Incumbent state Rep. Mary Nelson, D-Falmouth, is up against Republican candidate Mark Richard of Falmouth in the House District 112 election. The district represents citizens in Falmouth Foreside, north and west Falmouth as well as Mackworth and Clapboard islands. ...

  • Portland police add anonymous crime tip options

    PORTLAND — In an attempt to adapt to what the police chief calls a "no-snitching culture," the Police Department has set up an anonymous text message service and Web reporting form. Text-a-Tip is designed to allow people to share information with police without fear of retaliation fr... 1

  • Maine State Pier needs repair after cruise ship visit to Portland

    PORTLAND — A large cruise ship that came into the city ahead of schedule this month to wait out Hurricane Earl caused damage to floats at the Maine State Pier. The damage, according to City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg, was minimal and has been repaired. "Estimates for (repai...

  • Miss. governor campaigns for LePage in Portland

    PORTLAND — Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a rumored Republican presidential hopeful, visited the city's waterfront Monday to stump for Maine GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage. People reportedly had to be turned away from the $750-a-plate luncheon for LePage, held at DiMillo...

  • Portland School Committee: 5 candidates seek 3 seats

    PORTLAND — There are five candidates competing for three seats on the School Committee. Voters on Nov. 2 will choose a new School Committee member for District 3, where current committee Chairman Peter Eglinton is not seeking re-election. There are also three candidate competi...

  • Opening day at the Cumberland County Fair

    Amelia Aberle of Falmouth shows her 8-week-old New Zealand white rabbit at the Cumberland County Fair on Sunday.

  • Clinton rallies Democratic faithful in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday concluded a three-state New England campaign swing to rally Maine Democrats for the upcoming gubernatorial and congressional elections. Clinton spoke for about 40 minutes at the Southern Maine Community College athletic center,...