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  • Volk casts shadow in Scarborough House District 29 election

    SCARBOROUGH — To fill the seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Amy Volk, voters in Maine House District 29 can choose from her former opponent in a hotly contested election, and the political newcomer Volk has hand-picked to succeed her. Democrat Paul Aranson mounted a strong ...

  • Cape Elizabeth library bond: 'Right price at the right time'?

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on Nov. 4 will be asked to decide on a renovation bond for Thomas Memorial Library that is less expensive than a failed referendum two years ago. The renovations would cost $4 million, opposed to the $6 million borrowing plan presented to voters in 2012.

  • Administrators propose long-term plan for Brunswick schools

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board on Wednesday generally embraced a long-term facilities plan that would invest in building repairs while preparing the groundwork for new school construction. In a workshop, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski and Facilities Director Paul Caron proposed putting...

  • RSU 1 residents air concern about West Bath withdrawal

    WEST BATH — With the town expected to vote in three months on leaving Regional School Unit 1, residents of the district's five communities raised questions about the split at a public hearing Wednesday. A major concern expressed by audience members at the West Bath School meeting was...

  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Bank funds academic initiative at SMCC

    SOUTH PORTLAND — KeyBank announced a $500,000 donation to Southern Maine Community College for use toward a student success initiative.  The grant is the largest ever made by the KeyBank of Maine Foundation. According to a press release, the Path to Graduation (P2G) ...

  • 'Russia Resurgent' coming to Scarborough library

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Public Library will be hosting a series of programs in collaboration with the Camden Conference. The programs will center around the theme “Russia Resurgent,” which will also be the...

  • Topsham promotes assistant planner to department head

    TOPSHAM — Rod Melanson, the town's assistant/natural resources planner since 2004, was unanimously hired Oct. 16 by the Board of Selectmen as planning director, a role he has filled this year in an interim capacity. Melanson, who lives in Newcastle with his wife and two children, fil...

  • Senate District 23 election a 3-way contest

    TOPSHAM — Three candidates are on the Nov. 4 ballot in the new state Senate District 23, which includes all of Sagadahoc County and the Lincoln County town of Dresden. Incumbent Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, is seeking a second term in the former District 19. Challenging her are R...