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  • 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...

  • Shake 'n' vote

    Candidates greet voters just inside the doors at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland on Election Day. Waiting their turns while state House candidate Anne Haskell shakes a hand are House candidate Justin Alfond; representatives for Senate candidate Peter Doyle and School Committee candidate L...

  • Hearings slated on $41M Cumberland County budget

    PORTLAND — Four public hearings have been scheduled on Cumberland County's proposed $41 million budget, a nearly $430,000 increas...

  • Portland schools explore plan to attract tuition-paying foreign students

    PORTLAND — The most diverse school district in the state would become even more so, if Superintendent James C. Morse gets his way. Morse said the district has nearly completed an application to the Department of Homeland Security that would allow tuition-paying foreign students to at...

  • AG seeks payment from former state employee for unpaid travel debt

    AUGUSTA — The state is tired of waiting for a former official to voluntarily pay the more than $4,300 he owes for bills on a state credit card. The attorney general’s office is taking Jimmy Cook, who got his state job with the help of Gov. John Baldacci, to small claims co...