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  • Falmouth churches plan next trip to Honduras

    FALMOUTH — Members of two churches planning a relief trip to Honduras next February recently hosted a woman from that country. Marisela Araujo, solidarity program director with the Honduras-based Christian Commission for Development, spent nearly 10 days speaking with students at Fal...

  • Portland Question 4: Should non-citizens have the right to vote?

    PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked if legal immigrants living in the city should be allowed to vote on local issues, including the school budget and City Council elections. While proponents of Question 4 say allowing non-citizen voting is a way for legal immigrants to have mor...

  • Portland Charter: Battle lines drawn over elected mayor decision

    PORTLAND — As Election Day approaches, the "elected mayor" question has become the one to watch in the city, with organized efforts going door-to-door, staging press conferences and taking the debate to neighborhoods and schools. As part of its final report to the City Council this s...

  • New program extends learning day at Riverton Elementary School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of students streamed out of Riverton Elementary School at 3 p.m. on Friday and into their parents' waiting cars and minivans. But about 150 students stayed behind. Intentionally. The students are participating in a new after-school academic enrichment progr...

  • Closing the books: Longtime Portland bookstore shutting its doors

    PORTLAND — A longtime Longfellow Square store specializing in old and rare books is clearing its shelves and closing its doors. Cunningham Books has been selling rare and out-of-print books from a spacious, storefront at the corner of Pine and State streets since 1991.  B...

  • Portland City Council: 2 incumbents, 2 challengers for at-large seats

    PORTLAND — Four candidates are running for two at-large seats on the City Council inNovember. Incumbent Councilors John Anton and Jill Duson are seeking re-election, Anton for a second term and Duson for a fourth. Charles Bragdon, a regular attendee at council meetings, is als...

  • Portland City Council: Former councilor versus political newcomer in District 3

    PORTLAND — When District 3 voters head to the polls Nov. 2 to elect a city councilor, both names on the ballot are likely to sound familiar. Edward Suslovic, a former at-large councilor who lost a re-election bid two years ago, will compete against Will Mitchell for the seat being va...

  • House District 64: Chipman, Olsen hope to succeed Percy

    HARPSWELL — Two candidates are vying for the House District 64 seat being vacated by Rep. Leila Percy, D-Phippsburg. Percy is prohibited from seeking re-election due to Legislative term limits. The candidates running to replace her are Democrat David I. Chipman of Basin Cove Road, an...

  • Cumberland man dies in ATV crash

    CUMBERLAND — A 19-year-old Mill Road resident died Monday after being injured in an ATV crash. Jesse P. Zacks was driving along Pleasant Valley Road at about 5 p.m. when he was thrown over the front of the vehicle, Police Chief Joseph Charron said Tuesday. The all-terrain vehicle lan...

  • House District 65: Incumbent Woolwich Dem faces Brunswick Republican

    BRUNSWICK — Robert E. Thompson, a Republican, is challenging first-term incumbent Rep. Peter S. Kent, D-Woolwich, in House District 65. District 65 includes parts of Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, West Bath and Woolwich. Peter S. Kent Kent, 59, lives with hi...