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  • Classic car show coming to South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Parks and Recreation Department will host the annual Bug Light Classic Car Show at Bug Light Park on Wednesday, Sept. 3. The free event starts at 4:30 p.m. and will feature more than 100 classic cars, along with food trucks, music and prize raffles.

  • South Portland festival to celebrate seaweed

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When Hillary Krapf, a holistic healer in Portland, had shingles in 2012, she rejected modern cures and instead treated herself with what most beach-goers tend to steer away from: seaweed. The seaweed treatment worked "miraculously," Krapf said, and for the past ...

  • South Portland voters OK high school renovations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday approved a $41.5 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. Unofficial machine tallies showed that the bond passed by a vote of 6,673 to 4,297. City Clerk Susan Mooney said 61 percent of the city's 18,691 voters turned out for t...

  • Topsham voters enact ban on cell towers

    TOPSHAM — Residents voted 2,358 to 1,933 Tuesday to ban new cellular communications towers in a residential part of town. The ban is retroactive to April 1 and was sought by a petition that collected 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to...

  • Freeport residents approve all charter amendments

    FREEPORT — Nearly 66 percent of registered voters came to the polls Tuesday and they approved five amendments to the Town Charter. The amendments were the result of several council discussions, two failed citizen petitions to overturn consolidation of dispatch services with Brunswick...

  • Woodbury unseats Davis in Senate District 11; Nelson wins re-election to House

    FALMOUTH — It was a rough day for legislative incumbents Tuesday. Sen. Gerald Davis, R-Falmouth, was unseated in Senate District 11 by independent Dick Woodbury of Yarmouth, while incumbent Rep. Mary Nelson, D-Falmouth, who was challenged by Republican Mark Richard, barely held her H...

  • Innes defeats Weinstein in House District 107

    YARMOUTH — Incumbent Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, defeated Republican Jeffrey Weinstein and will serve a second term in House District 107. She received 2,552 votes to Weinstein's 1,876. There were 4,551 ballots cast in Yar...

  • Incumbent Strang Burgess wins 3-way race in House District 108

    CUMBERLAND — Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, won a third term in state House District 108 Tuesday. According to preliminary results from Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island, Strang Burgess received 3,082 votes, defeating Democrat Thomas Gruber, wh...

  • Knight wins Brunswick Town Council contest

    BRUNSWICK — Town Councilor Margo Knight retained her District 6 seat on Tuesday. Knight defeated challenger Scott Taylor, 449-303, to earn a second term. She was originally appointed in 2007 to fill a vacancy. There were two unc...

  • Webster, Gerzofsky win re-election to Legislature

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Democratic Rep. David C. Webster will keep the House District 106 seat for a fourth term. He was challenged by Republican William Greene in the race to represent Freeport and a portion of Pownal.