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  • North Yarmouth hosts Fun Day, triathlon, Aug. 27-28

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Not to be lost in the contrails of the Great State of Maine Air Show happening the same weekend, this year's North Yarmouth Fun Day is hosting an air show of its own, of sorts. Two residents are expected to fly their planes over Fun Day's parade, and the Saturday, Au...

  • Candidate pool filling up in upcoming Freeport election

    FREEPORT — In the past two weeks, nine residents have taken out nomination papers for various positions in the Nov. 8 municipal election. There are three Town Council seats, two seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees, one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees and two ...

  • Democrat wins special election to fill House 121 seat

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Democratic candidate Kim Monaghan-Derrig narrowly defeated Republican candidate Nancy Thompson in a special election Tuesday night for the House District 121 seat. Monaghan-Derrig beat Thompson 1,340 to 1,164. "I feel very elated, very thrilled and very reliev...

  • Councilor recovering well after heart surgery

    FALMOUTH — Town Councilor and local real estate developer Fred Chase is recovering well at his home after having six-way heart bypass surgery last week. "He's doing remarkably well," said his son, Dave Chase, on Tuesday. Dave Chase said his father was suffering from shortness ...

  • Chebeague ferry service offers online ticket discounts

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The island's ferry service is offering parking and round-trip ticket discounts to non-residents. Starting late last month, the Chebeague Transportation Company made day-pass tickets available on its website,

  • 7 turn in papers to become Portland's first elected mayor

    PORTLAND — Seven of the 20 residents to express interest in becoming Portland's first popularly elected mayor in more than 80 years have turned in their nomination papers, as of Tuesday morning. Now, the candidates must wait as the City Clerk's office works to validate each petition....

  • Closed circuit: Local electrician business shuts down after 56 years

    FALMOUTH — Sitting in a small, partially de-constructed office on Route 1, Cheri Lozoraitis wiped tears from her eyes. Her father, Roger Burleigh, did the same. "You get to know people really well. We take this real personal," Lozoraitis said. "That's the hard part: the people...

  • City Council opposes closure of 2 Portland post offices

    PORTLAND — Post offices on Congress Street and Cliff Island under threat of closure got a boost Monday night from the City Council. Councilors unanimously endorsed a resolution opposing the closure of both the Station A office at 622 Congress St. and the Cliff Island post office....

  • Sports booster consolidation moves forward, ed tech positions set for restoration

    PORTLAND — Parents and athletic directors involved in sports boosters throughout the district will likely have the fall to put together their own bylaws to govern what will become consolidated sports boosters for each high school. Superintendent James Morse Sr. has recommended to the...

  • Portland council denies marijuana petitioners extra time to collect signatures

    PORTLAND — A petition effort aimed to make enforcement of marijuana laws the Portland Police Department's lowest priority has been snuffed out — at least for now. But proponents of an ordinance that would have codified marijuana laws as the city's lowest enforcement priori...