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  • Freeport town clerk named best in Maine

    FREEPORT — After two years of serving the residents of Freeport, plus years of prior experience, Tracey Stevens has been named Maine Town Clerk of the Year. The award, presented by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, was presented to Stevens Sept. 9 at MTCCA's annual business...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • Incumbent Gerzofsky faces 2 challengers in Senate District 24

    BRUNSWICK — Republican Jennifer Johnson and Green Independent Fred Horch are challenging veteran Democratic state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky for his seat in Senate District 24. District 24 includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. Gerzofsky has represented t...

  • Filing deadline Friday for Yarmouth candidates

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers are due back to Town Hall by Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. for the one Town Council seat on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two people have taken out and returned papers as of Tuesday: Joan Dollarhite and Robert Waeldner. Interested candidates must submit 25 signatures ...

  • Scarborough organizations to explore Civil War history

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Public Library, the Scarborough Historical Society and Scarborough Middle School will collaborate for a year-long exploration of the town's Civil War history, with events to be announced in the coming weeks. According to a press release, the histori...

  • Nature walk, scavenger hunt in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH —  The Scarborough Land Trust will hold a nature walk and scavenger hunt at Libby River Farm off Black Point Road, on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. in celebration of the state's Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. The walk will be led by U.S. Fish and Wildlif...

  • Bath incumbent faces neophyte challenger in House District 52

    BATH — In her bid for a second term in the state House of Representatives, Rep. Jennifer DeChant, D-Bath, faces a challenge from Republican Ryan Daniels. The two Bath residents are vying to represent House District 52, which before redistricting was District 62. Daniels, 35, o...

  • Falmouth schools responding to special-ed needs

    FALMOUTH — Special education was a key focus at Monday night's School Board meeting. The board, in its first meeting of the new academic year, also spent time talking about upcoming proficiency-based graduation requirements. Director of Special Education Gene Kucinkas sai...

  • Bar Harbor couple sue Portland police officer for false arrest

    PORTLAND — A Bar Harbor couple claim they were illegally arrested in the city May 24 after observing and attempting to record police "interaction" with a woman on Fore Street, according to a civil lawsuit filed Tuesday in Hancock County Superior Court. Jill A. Walker and Sabatino Sca...

  • South Portland employee wins statewide award

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City licensing administrator Jessica Hanscombe was named Deputy Clerk of the Year by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association on Sept. 9 at their annual meeting in Waterville.  The award recognizes a MTCCA member whose work "goes above and beyond" the job...