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  • Incumbent Gerzofsky faces 2 challengers in Senate District 24

    BRUNSWICK — Republican Jennifer Johnson and Green Independent Fred Horch are challenging veteran Democratic state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky for his seat in Senate District 24. District 24 includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. Gerzofsky has represented t...

  • Filing deadline Friday for Yarmouth candidates

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers are due back to Town Hall by Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. for the one Town Council seat on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two people have taken out and returned papers as of Tuesday: Joan Dollarhite and Robert Waeldner. Interested candidates must submit 25 signatures ...

  • Cape conservation panel plans Dec. 4 site walk

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission will meet at the Nordic Trail kiosk at Gull Crest for a site walk on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 8 a.m. The commission will inspect the approaches to the Spurwink River bridge.

  • Volunteers needed for Cape trail work

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission will sponsor a trail-work event led by Scott Townsend of the New England Mountain Biking Association on Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at Winnick Woods. Volunteers should meet at the parking lot on Sawyer Road and expect to carry s...

  • CMP asks state panel to dismiss complaints about 'smart' meters

    SCARBOROUGH — Central Maine Power Co. has asked the Maine Public Utilities Commission to dismiss two complaints intended to short-circuit the company's installation of "smart" electrical meters on homes and businesses throughout southern Maine. Last week, the utility asked the PUC to...

  • Concerts coming to Scarborough Downs; secondhand dealers now need permits

    SCARBOROUGH — At least one large, outdoor country music concert will be coming to Scarborough Downs next summer. After swearing in Councilors Judy Roy, Richard Sullivan and Michael Wood, and electing Roy as chairwoman and Wood as vice chairman, the Town Council on Wednesday approved ...

  • AMVETS holiday tree sale to begin Nov. 29

    YARMOUTH — The Sons of AMVETS Post #2 will sell holiday trees next to the fire barn on North Road starting Monday, Nov. 29.  Trees will be on sale Monday through Friday, noon to 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The $35 donation for each tree will benefit veteran...

  • South Portland uses grants to grow police force, technology

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly $200,000 in grants will allow the city to hire an additional police officer, outfit another police cruiser with automated license plate readers and switch to an automated parking ticket system. The city was recently awarded nearly $170,000 in a U.S. Department...

  • South Portland city manager gets raise; council adopts wellness program

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a three-year contract with the city manager and adopted an incentives-based wellness program for nonunion employees. The three-year contract, effective through Nov. 14, 2013, increases City Manager Jim Gailey's annual s...

  • Local fire science students win scholarships

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Southern Maine Community College presented scholarships to seven Fire Science students in recognition of their academic performance and community service. The scholarships total more than $1,500. Thomas Ginn, a second-year Fire Science student from Calais, received ...