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  • Cape Elizabeth town councilor won't seek re-election

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Councilor David Sherman this week said he will not seek re-election in November. Nomination papers are available Monday, July 28, for four open seats on the Town Council and School Board. Sherman was first elected to the council in 2008 and was re-el...

  • Marijuana question qualifies for South Portland ballot

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials confirmed Wednesday that a citizen initiative to make recreational possession of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults over age 21 has qualified for the November ballot. The City Council will consider the petition in its next meeting, A...

  • Topsham chairwoman resigns from Riverwalk committee

    TOPSHAM — The co-chairwoman of a committee trying to develop a Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk resigned abruptly this week, citing a desire to refocus her attention on other projects and in apparent frustration with the pace of the project's Brunswick section. "I have way too many c...

  • Otto Pizza closer to opening 2nd South Portland restaurant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In addition to passing a tar sands ban Monday night, the City Council also approved a resolution to continue providing general assistance aid to undocumented immigrants in the city, OK'd a liquor license for a new Otto Pizza restaurant, and scheduled a public hearing o...

  • Where in the world is Col. Ezekiel Cushing (buried)? South Portland, most likely

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Long before there was Bug Light Park, or even the city of South Portland, there was a prominent colonial man who dominated local history: Col. Ezekiel Cushing.  What is now Bug Light Park once hosted Cushing's prosperous West Indian trade center and home. T...

  • Brunswick to create 6 affordable apartments

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick Housing Authority intends to add six apartments of affordable housing on Spring Street, after receiving a nearly half-million-dollar grant to purchase the property.  Executive Director John Hodge on Monday thanked the Town Council for sponsoring th...

  • Brunswick council questions spot zoning request

    BRUNSWICK — Plans to build a "high-end" self-storage facility on Old Bath Road may be in jeopardy after town councilors Monday tabled a decision on rezoning the property.  Councilors intend to see how the site will be affected by changes proposed to the town's zoning bounda...

  • Pols 'not likely' to seek re-election to Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Town Council Chairman Benet Pols may not seek a third three-year term in November, and is encouraging other candidates to run in his stead.  In an interview Wednesday, Pols said he would like to see other individuals serve on the council, but will seek another t...