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  • 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

  • South Portland police make arrest in 2009 robbery

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police said they have made an arrest in what was the only unsolved bank robbery in the city in recent years. Sgt. Steven Webster said police arrested Michael LaFollette, 29, of Portland, in connection with the Nov. 9, 2009, bank robbery. Police said LaFollette... 1

  • Debate continues over Higgins Beach parking in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — More than 80 people turned out for Wednesday night's Town Council meeting on proposed parking changes at Higgins Beach. Many spoke during the public hearing, some in favor of aspects of a compromise plan proposed by Council Chairwoman Judy Roy and others opposed, p...

  • Police in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth investigate car thefts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police in South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are investigating a string of vehicle thefts that occurred over the holidays. Police Lt. Frank Clark said that three cars were stolen from Ferry Village last week, bringing the total vehicle thefts to six citywide. A...

  • South Portland schools told to produce a flat budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On the heels of last year's uncertain budget process, School Board Chairman Ralph Baxter pressed the City Council on Monday to provide a clear directive on an acceptable fiscal 2012 budget. "I may not like the number you give us, but we're leaving here with a number,...

  • Recovery continues for South Portland officer injured by distracted driver

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As a former collegiate football player, Rocco Navarro has taken his fair share of hits. And as a police officer, he stands ready to attack dangerous situations head-on. But nothing could have prepared him for the dangerous hit he sustained on Nov. 1, 2010 ...

  • Bath council backs grant to restore historic building

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously backed an application for funding to improve a historic shipyard structure. The city will submit a public facilities grant application to the state's Community Development Block Grant program later this month. Community Development Dir...

  • Foundation grant brings history to life at CEHS

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With funding provided by a grant from the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation, high school students and interested residents are invited to watch a performance on the labor, civil rights and anti-war movements. Actor

  • Unexpected tax revenue buoys Cape Elizabeth budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH —  The town is in excellent financial condition halfway through its fiscal year, Town Manager Mike McGovern told the Town Council in a Jan. 3 workshop. McGovern said the tax rate is based each year on an assumption of the previous year's property valuation. This y...