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  • HUD grant assists Portland residents

    PORTLAND — Portland Housing Authority residents will have more opportunities for education and job skill training after a $71,400 grant from the federal Housing and Urban Development Department. The grant was announced Monday by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and independent U.S. ...

  • Portland officer, dog top New York competition

    PORTLAND — Top dog and top cop honors went to the Police Department team of Officer Christian Stickney and dog Blaze on Friday, Sept. 26, in Poughkeepsie, New York. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin announced Monday that the team competed against 22 other teams from the Northeast in a...

  • 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...