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  • Newcomer challenges incumbent for Brunswick School Board seat

    BRUNSWICK — Incumbent School Board member James Grant is facing a re-election challenge from newcomer Christopher Watkinson for at three-year term representing District 5 in east Brunswick. Two other candidates are running in uncontested races: incumbent at-large board member William...

  • Long-time town clerk challenges incumbent Topsham selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Incumbents David Douglass and Ronald Riendeau are challenged by the former town clerk, Ruth Lyons, in their bids for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors election, meanwhile, is uncontested, with three candidates fo...

  • Topsham draws criticism after pulling political signs

    TOPSHAM — A free-speech debate erupted Monday after the town removed political campaign signs it said were planted illegally on public property. State law allows political signs to be placed in a public right of way six weeks before an election. But Topsham's local ordinance reduces ...

  • Freeport's exit from RSU 5 could add up to $345K to tax bill

    FREEPORT — The tax impact if the town withdraws from Regional School Unit 5 would range from a reduction of almost $289,000 to an increase of almost $345,000, depending on how many RSU students attend Freeport schools.  The Freeport Withdrawal Committee on Tuesday presented...

  • Deadline nears for North Yarmouth fire chief applicants

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is accepting applications through Wednesday, Oct. 8, from candidates for the fire-rescue chief job vacated last month by Ricky Plummer. In the meantime, Michael Robitaille – Yarmouth's fire-rescue chief – has been appointed by the town to serve i...

  • 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...