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  • Obama, Hillary Clinton to rally for Michaud

    PORTLAND — The gubernatorial campaign of Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud will get more support from national party figures with visits from President Barack Obama and former U.S. Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton. According to the Michaud campaign, Clinton will appe...

  • Brunswick zoning committee plans new rewrite

    BRUNSWICK — The committee directing the town's zoning overhaul has set a new target of June to bring an updated ordinance to the Town Council for approval. Planning Director Anna Breinich reported on the new timeline at Tuesday's Planni...

  • Senate, House candidates debate in Cape

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Candidates for state Senate District 29 and House District 30 discussed a wide range of issues as part of Wednesday's candidates' night, hosted by the high school's advanced-placement U.S. government class.  At Town Hall, the House candidates took questions...

  • Mediation fails in Brunswick school discrimination case

    BRUNSWICK — Talks aimed at reaching a settlement between parties in a discrimination case brought against the School Department by the parent of a student have failed, according to the Maine Human Rights Commission. The failure of mediation may expose the department to a lawsuit...

  • Cape gun club moves closer to approval

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After receiving a grant of $28,000 and completing various studies, the Spurwink Rod and Gun Club is moving closer to completing a new registration process required by the town. Club President Tammy Walter received a letter earlier this week finalizing the grant ...

  • S.P. voters to consider $3.5M sewer, storm-water bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A referendum question on the Nov. 4 ballot will ask voters to approve a multi-million dollar bond for sewer and storm drain improvements. The $3.5 million bond will cover the remaining costs of the $12 million, four-phase plan to modernize the city’s sewer...

  • Bath council OKs 2 development hurdles for new CVS store

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday granted first passage to a land use code map amendment and contract rezoning for a CVS drug store, which hopes to move to a new building at Court and Floral streets. CVS seeks to relocate from the Bath Shopping Center to a 1.8-acre site on the nor...

  • 2 'out-of-towners' woo Scarborough voters in House District 27

    SCARBOROUGH — For the first time in at least a decade, voters in the town's northern corner may soon be represented in the Maine House by a resident of another municipality. First-term Rep. Andrew McLean, D-Gorham, now representing District 129, is seeking re-election to the House in...

  • Maine DEP reviews revised permit for Brunswick train barn

    BRUNSWICK — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection is reviewing a revised storm water permit application for an Amtrak train layover facility that was previously rejected by the department.  In an interview Wednesday, Deputy DEP Commissioner Heather Parent said th...

  • High time for legalized pot? South Portland to decide

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City voters on Nov. 4 will decide whether to join their neighbors across the Casco Bay Bridge in decriminalizing marijuana.  A citizen-initiated referendum question will ask whether residents are in favor of an