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  • South Portland House race draws 3-candidate field

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three candidates are competing for the open seat to represent House District 33 in the state Legislature. Democrat Rosemarie De Angelis, Republican Kevin Battle and Green Independent Andrew Reddy are on the ballot in November.

  • 'Like-new' Kotzschmar organ returns to Portland's Merrill Auditorium

    PORTLAND — After two years of off-site restoration, the historic Kotzschmar Memorial Organ is back at City Hall and ready for its next hundred years. "It is incredibly different, it has so much more clarity, the colors come through, it is magnificent. It is like new,” Friends o...

  • Dredging of Royal River in Yarmouth to begin by mid-October

    YARMOUTH — The overdue dredging of the Royal River is expected to begin in October under a $2.1 million contract awarded this month. Project Manager Michael Walsh of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said a $2.1 million contract for the dredge was awarded Sept. 5 to Burnham Associates...

  • Cumberland council to hears pros, cons of $3M beach purchase

    CUMBERLAND — The proposed $3 million town purchase of beach property off Foreside Road goes to a public hearing Monday, Oct. 6, before heading to referendum in November. The purchase of the property, including nearly 14 acres of shoreline property and almost nine acres of forest, wou...

  • Volk versus Boyle for Scarborough senate seat

    SCARBOROUGH — In a match-up of two serving legislators, two-term state Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, is challenging incumbent first-term Sen. Jim Boyle, D-Gorham, in Senate District 30.  Formerly Senate District 6, the new district includes Gorham, Buxton and most of Scarbo...

  • Falmouth police to provide drug take-back

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency will be sponsoring a drug take-back program on Saturday, Sept. 27. The event, which will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be in the lobby of the Police Department at 2 Marshall Drive.  The goal is to...

  • Cumberland council OKs bond for senior housing work

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved a 20-year bond of $740,000 primarily to fund senior housing heating systems and roofs. The new systems would replace those in 30 units at the town-owned Hawthorne Court off Tuttle Road, and are long overdue, Town Manager Bi...

  • Cumberland pair seek open seat in House District 45

    CUMBERLAND — Republican Mike Timmons and Democrat Dale Denno are vying to replace state Rep. Steve Moriarty, D-Cumberland, who is not seeking a second term in the state House of Representatives. Timmons and Denno are running the redistricted House District 45, which includes Cumberla...

  • Legislative veteran, newcomer square off in Senate District 28

    PORTLAND — Democratic state Sen. Anne Haskell has tenure in the Legislature extending over three decades, and has worked for state agencies. “I got to know a lot of people who make the state run on a day-to-day basis,” she said. Green Independent Owen Hill, meanwhi...

  • Breen, Manchester battle in open Senate District 25

    FALMOUTH — The race for Senate District 25 will, without a doubt, go to someone named Cathy. But that's where most of the similarities end between Democrat Cathy Breen of Falmouth and Republican Cathy Manchester of Gray. The district, most of which has previously been rep...