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  • Former Cape Elizabeth Public Works official dies in Recycling Center accident

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Retired Public Works Director Herbert Dennison was killed Monday when he was knocked into a trash hopper/compactor at the Recycling Center. According to WGME and the Bangor Daily News, Dennison, 79, was struck by a Ford Explorer driven by 72-year-old Christine S...

  • Only thing sure in Senate District 25: Cathy will win

    FALMOUTH — It was probably inevitable. Two candidates, both women, both named Cathy, in Senate District 25. And so far, both have won and both have lost. Unofficial results of the Nov. 4 election showed Democrat Catherine Breen of Falmouth won by seven votes after ...

  • Falmouth Memorial Library welcomes new children's librarian

    FALMOUTH — Will Brown is the newest face at the Falmouth Memorial Library. Brown took over as the new children's librarian three weeks ago and has already done a Valentine's Day-themed craft day for young children and has plans for a  technology week event for teenagers to discu...

  • Fresh Air in Falmouth: Local family shares Maine winter with inner-city child

    FALMOUTH — Lakirah McPhail's favorite thing about Falmouth is how quiet it is. "It's so loud where I live," she said. "There's gun shots all the time." McPhail, 12, lives in an apartment with her grandmother, brothers and sisters, and several cousins, in Manhattan. She is in s...

  • Florida man arrested after Cumberland-to-Brunswick car chase

    BRUNSWICK — A Florida man was arrested early Tuesday morning after a car chase that began in Cumberland. John Elvis Fenn, 29, of Quincy, Fla., was spotted by Cumberland Police Department Officer Antonio Ridge on Route 88 around 2:30 a.m. Police said Fenn was reportedly driving below ...

  • Portland councilor wants to revisit dumping snow in harbor

    PORTLAND — A City Council committee last week rejected revisions to the snow removal ordinance regarding sidewalk shoveling, but the issue is expected to return to a different committee this summer along with the controversial prospect of dumping snow in the harbor. The Transportatio...

  • Peaks Island residents pack anti-secession meeting

    PEAKS ISLAND — More than 150 people turned out Saturday for the first meeting of a group formed to defeat the latest campaign for island secession from Portland, organizers said. The former Peaks Island Council, meanwhile, has outlined cost-of-living issues on the island and proposed...

  • Portland bus service may back bid to loosen billboard ban

    PORTLAND — A bill submitted by a Portland legislator would allow advertising in bus shelters, which is currently banned by the state's anti-billboard law. District 116 Rep. Denise Harlow, D-Portland, said her bill would allow towns and cities to decide whether they want to allow adve...

  • Portland state rep's solidarity road trip to Wisconsin generates national buzz

    PORTLAND — Somewhere between New Hampshire and Illinois, state Rep. Diane Russell become the political talk of the nation. While traveling through New Hampshire, the Munjoy Hill Democrat was interviewed by a reporter for the 4

  • Retirement fund surplus nets nearly $9M for Bath

    BATH — The city has a unique problem on its hands, given today's economic climate: what to do with an extra $8.8 million. The surplus is with the Maine Public Employees Retirement System, thanks to excess employer contributions the city made from the late 1970s to mid 1990s, accordin...