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  • Incumbent, challenger contrast in Portland House District 41

    PORTLAND — The essence of what government can and should do is at the core of the race in Maine House District 41, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Erik Jorgensen is challenged by Republican Jim Azzola. “I have been in Maine for my entire adult life," Jorgensen, 49, said. "I hav...

  • Vacant Yarmouth Town Council seat attracts 2 newcomers

    YARMOUTH — Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Town Council. Joan Dollarhite and Rob Waeldner are seeking the seat vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day after losing the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate Distr...

  • Former Falmouth councilor, political newcomer vie for House seat

    FALMOUTH — The election in  House District 44 pits a former town councilor against a carpenter who has never previously run for office. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Mary P. Nelson chose not to seek a fourth term. House District 44 covers most of Falmouth, and wa...

  • Opposing views color House District 42 race in Portland

    PORTLAND — Opposite views abound in the state House District 42 election, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Peter Stuckey is challenged by Republican Marc Lamontagne. "I'm tired of hearing we can't do things because we don't have any money," said Stuckey, 67, who is seeking a fourth te...

  • Cumberland County candidates in uncontested races

    PORTLAND — There are five uncontested elections in November for positions in Cumberland County government. The candidates include four incumbents and one former county commissioner who hopes to regain his seat. District Attorney Republican Stephanie Anderson is runnin...

  • 13 Portland businesses cited for underage liquor sales

    PORTLAND — Thirteen businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors during police compliance checks from Sept. 3-17. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said police were helped by underage volunteers from Southern Maine Community College in South Portland when visiting 143 stores.

  • Portland health center gets federal grant

    PORTLAND — The Portland Community Health Center, which operates clinics at 180 Park Ave. and at Preble Street Resource Center, was awarded $206,000 in funding from the federal Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Sen Angus King, I-Maine, announced the grant Sept. 23 as part ...

  • Preble Street candidate forums continue

    PORTLAND — Breakfast candidate forums at Preble Street Resource Center will continue Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., with a visit by independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. The 20th annual “You Don’t Need a Home to Vote” series, organized by Homeless Voices fo...

  • Bikes on the boulevard and beyond

    Portland City Councilor Kevin Donoghue, right, rides with a group of of about 20 people, including three other councilors, Sunday on Baxter Boulevard, part of a  city-wide ride organized by the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to visit recently built bike routes at Thomps...

  • Democrats reject Falmouth's Dench for UMaine board of trustees

    AUGUSTA — Democrats on the Legislature’s Education Committee rejected Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench to the University of Maine System board of trustees after a contentious hearing on Friday. The 8-6 party-line vote goes to the full Senate on Tuesday, Sept. ...