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  • Topsham voters enact ban on cell towers

    TOPSHAM — Residents voted 2,358 to 1,933 Tuesday to ban new cellular communications towers in a residential part of town. The ban is retroactive to April 1 and was sought by a petition that collected 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to...

  • Woodbury unseats Davis in Senate District 11; Nelson wins re-election to House

    FALMOUTH — It was a rough day for legislative incumbents Tuesday. Sen. Gerald Davis, R-Falmouth, was unseated in Senate District 11 by independent Dick Woodbury of Yarmouth, while incumbent Rep. Mary Nelson, D-Falmouth, who was challenged by Republican Mark Richard, barely held her H...

  • Innes defeats Weinstein in House District 107

    YARMOUTH — Incumbent Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, defeated Republican Jeffrey Weinstein and will serve a second term in House District 107. She received 2,552 votes to Weinstein's 1,876. There were 4,551 ballots cast in Yar...

  • Incumbent Strang Burgess wins 3-way race in House District 108

    CUMBERLAND — Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, won a third term in state House District 108 Tuesday. According to preliminary results from Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island, Strang Burgess received 3,082 votes, defeating Democrat Thomas Gruber, wh...

  • Knight wins Brunswick Town Council contest

    BRUNSWICK — Town Councilor Margo Knight retained her District 6 seat on Tuesday. Knight defeated challenger Scott Taylor, 449-303, to earn a second term. She was originally appointed in 2007 to fill a vacancy. There were two unc...

  • Webster, Gerzofsky win re-election to Legislature

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Democratic Rep. David C. Webster will keep the House District 106 seat for a fourth term. He was challenged by Republican William Greene in the race to represent Freeport and a portion of Pownal.

  • Ellis unseats Brunswick School Board incumbent Watson

    BRUNSWICK — Challenger Rich Ellis defeated incumbent Byron Watson for the District 1 School Board seat on Tuesday The vote was 623-486. Brenda Clough, a first-time candidate, was uncontested for the District 2 seat and incu...

  • Biddeford voters take 1st step toward racino, Scarborough Downs move

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters in Biddeford approved a racino proposal Tuesday that could result in Scarborough Downs moving to the York County city. While unofficial vote tallies showed the proposal passed 4,636 to 3,244, the project will still need a change in state law. "We're very e... 1

  • Legion to honor service members with Blue Star banners

    YARMOUTH — A local American Legion post wants to honor active service members in the area with a Blue Star Banner program. Anderson-Mayberry Post 91 is one of many posts to adopt the program, and its members plan to present the banners to service families in Cumberland, North Yarmout...

  • RSU 5 board approves leadership teams over teacher objections

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 trustees unanimously approved stipend leadership positions at each school in the district on Oct. 27, despite concerns from high school teachers and the teachers union president. The vote was 10-0 with Freeport trustee Cori Holt absent. Curric...