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  • Hendricks elected to Freeport council; 2 votes decide Sewer District race

    FREEPORT — In an election that attracted about 66 percent of the town's registered voters, residents Tuesday elected James Hendricks to an at-large seat on the Town Council. Unofficial results showed Hendricks beat Henry "Chip" Lawrence III 1,969 to 1,182. Hendricks will replace coun...

  • Incumbents, familiar faces take Scarborough board seats

    SCARBOROUGH — Incumbents ruled the day in local elections on Tuesday. Councilors Michael Wood and Judy Roy will return for new three-year terms on the Town Council, with 5,411 and 5,220 votes, respectively. They defeated newcomer Kerry Corthell, who received 3,971 votes in unofficial...

  • Portland Lunch Hop buses stop running

    PORTLAND — Metro has discontinued downtown Lunch Hop bus service. The Lunch Hop was a free ride on Congress Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Longfellow Square and Exchange Street. Metro directors voted Oct. 27 to discontinue the service, effective Nov. 1. "The rea...

  • Portland gets federal funds for Bayside Trail

    PORTLAND — U.S. Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins announced this week that the city will receive nearly $190,000 in federal funding for the Bayside Trail. The trail, which is partially complete and connects with the East End Trail near Tukey's Bridge, received about $800,000 in f...

  • Board recommends Falmouth library expansion

    FALMOUTH — Trustees are recommending 5,000 square feet of space be added to the approximately 6,500 square feet now available for programs at Falmouth Memorial Library. Their resolution will be presented at the Town Council's Monday, Nov. 8, meeting. The council is expected to discus...

  • Tulips to show cancer awareness in Portland

    PORTLAND — Four organizations are teaming up on Friday, Nov. 5, to plant 600 pink tulips in Baxter Sundial Park to help raise awareness about breast cancer. The planting will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the small park at the corner of Vannah Avenue and Baxter Boulevard. The Ba...

  • Portland to examine enviro-health concerns

    PORTLAND — The Public Health Division is looking for residents 18 and older to participate in focus groups on environmental health issues. The groups are funded by a $100,000 Community Action for a Renewed Environment grant the city received last month to develop a list of toxic land...

  • Caron squeaks out Portland School Committee re-election

    PORTLAND — School Committee at-large member Jaimey Caron narrowly won re-election Tuesday, along with fellow incumbent Kathleen Snyder. In District 3, Laurie Davis received 61 percent of the vote to beat Frank Gallagher, according to unofficial totals. Snyder, 40, received 13,...

  • Incumbent Prescott defeats Tepler again in House District 60

    TOPSHAM — Republican state Rep. Kerri Prescott defeated Democrat Denise Tepler on Tuesday for the second time in House District 60. Prescott, seeking a third term, was a 2,385 to 1,835 winner over Tepler, according to preliminary results. Prescott also defeated Tepler in the 2008 ele...

  • Legislature: Downtown Portland district sends Chipman to Augusta

    PORTLAND — Independent Ben Chipman on Tuesday claimed the House District 119 seat previously held by longtime state Rep. Herb Adams, D-Portland. Voters in the district, which includes the Parkside, Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods, elected Chipman over Democratic candidate Jill...