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  • North Yarmouth incumbent faces Durham challenger in Maine House District 46

    NORTH YARMOUTH — State Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, must fend off a challenge by Durham Republican Paul Chace on Nov. 4  to win a third term in the Maine House of Representatives. The candidates are running in House District 46, a redrawn district that includes North Yarm...

  • Board meeting in Fort Kent angers USM students

    PORTLAND — Some University of Southern Maine students and faculty are angry about a decision to move a University of Maine Board of Trustees vote hundreds of miles away. Students and faculty held a press conference Sept. 12 outside the Abromson Center to ask the Board of Tr...

  • Peaks Island officially has no councilors

    PORTLAND — Three years after its creation, the Peaks Island Council has no councilors. Election results Tuesday night showed no votes for the three write-in seats on the ballot. The advisory board failed to attract any candidates for the three seats up for re-election this yea...

  • Blake, Livingston elected to South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Incumbent City Councilor Thomas Blake and School Board member Alan Livingston defeated two other candidates Tuesday for two at-large seats on the City Council. According to unofficial results, Blake received 6,140 votes and Livingston earned 3,858. Frequent School De...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...