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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • South Portland council takes Thornton Heights zoning change off the table

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has all but ended the year-long debate over rezoning that would have increased commercial density and building heights in the residential Thornton Heights neighborhood. Since early 2014, the proposal to change Thornton Heights to a split commercial zone...

  • West Bath's withdrawal from RSU 1 requires voter turnout

    WEST BATH — The town's effort to withdraw from Regional School Unit 1 doesn't just require more yeas than nays to succeed; it also needs enough voters to show up. The decision goes to the polls Jan. 13, and absentee ballots are available in the meantime. West Bath needs a mini...

  • Scarborough school chief not the choice for Mass. job

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools George Entwsitle III isn't going anywhere soon. Entwistle, who was recruited by the Lexin...

  • Harpswell town bus service moves forward

    HARPSWELL — Funding for a new public bus route has been added to a preliminary 2015 town budget, as officials begin to work out details about the service.  The proposed bus route would run from Mitchell Field to Cook's Corner in Brunswick, making stops on the town's three p...

  • Lobster meets potato in Topsham: Maine food companies unite for culinary combo

    TOPSHAM — Just when you thought lobster had enough dance partners, along comes another Maine classic, the potato, to waltz the celeb shellfish back into the spotlight. The lobster stuffed potato is the latest invention from Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. This fall, crustacean queen Cal ...

  • Topsham library to celebrate launch of new award

    TOPSHAM — Nearly 75 years after Sarah Whitten bequeathed her 1838 family home to the town for use as a library, her name continues to be closely associated with the institution. There's the Whitten Society – created by the Topsham Public Library to honor those who, like the gro...

  • Bath New Year's Eve auction to benefit colonial ship replica

    BATH — The pinnace Virginia faced a harsh winter on the shores of the Kennebec River in 1607-1608, but builders of the ship's replica are hopeful that funds for that project will flow as 2014 becomes 2015. The

  • Falmouth railroad crossings to go quiet Jan. 1

    FALMOUTH — Trains traveling through town will stop blowing their horns Jan. 1, 2015, when a railroad quiet zone goes into effect. Speaking at a Town Council meeting about several projects, Public Works Director Jay Reynolds on Monday also said the town will not pursue plans for a rou...