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  • Longtime Freeport councilor faces re-election challenge

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Rich DeGrandpre faces one challenger as he seeks his fifth term as town councilor-at-large. Newcomer Bill Rixon hopes to take DeGrandpre's seat on the seven-person council. Two other councilors are also seeking re-election, although they are uncontested: C...

  • Tucker, Holbrook vie for House District 50 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Democrat Ralph Tucker and Republican Mark Holbrook are contesting an open seat in Maine House District 50. Tucker, a longtime Democrat and former political appointee, secured his candidacy after a

  • Senate rejects LePage’s nomination of Dench to UMaine board of trustees

    AUGUSTA — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench of Falmouth to the University of Maine System board of trustees. Senators unanimously supported 50 other nominations to a range of boards and committees. Tuesday’s 17-15 part...

  • North Yarmouth veterans park gets new leadership

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Veterans Memorial Park has a new board of directors, new officers, and a new set of bylaws. The five-acre park, which sits at the corner of Memorial Highway (Route 9) and Parsonage Road, was created in 1949, on land provided by Henry Sweetser. I...

  • Falmouth police get grant for vests

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department received a $2,000 grant from the Maine Municipal Association to buy new exterior vests. The vests will allow officers to wear their body armor on the outside of their uniforms. It will also allow officers to redistribute their duty belt equi...

  • Audubon celebrates apples in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The 27th annual Apple Day Celebration is Oct. 3-4 at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road. On Friday, Oct. 3, John Bunker, apple tree expert and board member of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, will present a history of...

  • Minimum-wage hike, storm-water fee on Portland councilors' horizon

    PORTLAND — The order of business will be water before wages for the City Council finance committee this fall. Councilor Nick Mavodones Jr., the committee chairman, on Monday said the panel of Councilors Jill Duson, Ed Suslovic and David Marshall will first consider a city plan to cha...

  • Falmouth library expansion, renovation up to voters

    FALMOUTH — Voters will head to the polls Nov. 4 for a single local ballot question: whether to fund renovation and expansion of Falmouth Memorial Library. The project will cost $5.6 million, with the town committed to financing half, or just over $2.8 million. The rest will be f...

  • Panel sets July 2015 target for hiring Portland's next city manager

    PORTLAND — The goal of the committee tasked to replace departed City Manager Mark Rees is to have a successor on the job by July 1, 2015. The committee, led by Mayor Michael Brennan, met for the first time in a 75-minute session Monday, where they also decided a consultant will ...

  • Senate president faces GOP, Green challengers in District 27

    PORTLAND — State Senate President Justin Alfond is opposed by a pair of familiar faces in his campaign for a fourth, two-year term. The Senate District 27 Democrat is challenged by Republican Peter Doyle and Green Independent Asher Platts. Doyle ran unsuccessfully against Alfond in 2...