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  • Waterfront question eyed for Topsham meeting

    TOPSHAM — Voters at the Wednesday, Nov. 30, special Town Meeting will likely decide whether to spend $26,000 from a reserve account for waterfront access design work. The Board of Selectmen on Nov. 3 approved putting the question of funding conceptual design services for a Lower Vill...

  • Freeport throws out 2 incumbent town councilors; School Board incumbents win

    School Board incumbents survive FREEPORT — In an election that attracted about 52 percent of the town's registered voters, residents Tuesday elected two new town councilors. The District 2 seat in the northeast section of town went to Katherine Arno of Pleas...

  • Merrill defeats incumbent Omo for Bath council; Winglass, Sinclair retain seats

    Winglass, Sinclair retain seats BATH — Meadow Rue Merrill narrowly defeated incumbent Ward 1 City Councilor James Omo on Tuesday, 218-210. Incumbent at-large Councilor Andrew Winglass received 1,156 votes to defeat High Street resident Peter Heinz, who had 841 votes, and Cha...

  • All smiles for Question 1

    There were lots of smiling faces at Portland's Bayside Bowl on Tuesday night, and not because the balls were rolling true. That's where supporters of the Yes on 1 campaign gathered to await results of the referendum to restore Election-Day voter registration, which rolled to victory with 61 percent ...

  • Voters approve $33M bond for Cumberland County Civic Center

    PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly supported a $33 million bond referendum to renovate the Cumberland County Civic Center. According to unofficial results, Cumberland County voters approved the bond referendum 50,118 to 36,801, or 58 percent to 42 percent. "I'm extrem...

  • Cleaves tops Safarick by 2-1 margin in Portland Water District race

    Robinson edges Hoffner for CBITD PORTLAND — Bradford Cleaves on Tuesday won a seat on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. Cleaves bested opponent John Safarick, a 74-year-old Green Independent who previously ran unsuccessfully for the state Legislature in 2004 and...

  • Leeman in a landslide in Portland City Council District 4

    PORTLAND — Incumbent City Councilor Cheryl Leeman on Tuesday proved why only one person in the last five elections has challenged her for the District 4 seat. Leeman dispatched of challenger Ezekiel Callanan by a more than 2-1 margin, 2,771 to 1,124, earning another three-year term o...

  • Portland mayoral election goes to runoff: Brennan holds 850-vote Election Day lead over Strimling; Mavodones 3rd

    PORTLAND — Election of the city's first popularly elected mayor in nearly 90 years enters uncharted territory Wednesday. Although former state Sen. Michael Brennan received more votes than any of the 14 other candidates on Tuesday, he did not receive a majority. Under the city's new ...