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  • Incumbent, challenger contrast in Portland House District 41

    PORTLAND — The essence of what government can and should do is at the core of the race in Maine House District 41, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Erik Jorgensen is challenged by Republican Jim Azzola. “I have been in Maine for my entire adult life," Jorgensen, 49, said. "I hav...

  • Vacant Yarmouth Town Council seat attracts 2 newcomers

    YARMOUTH — Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Town Council. Joan Dollarhite and Rob Waeldner are seeking the seat vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day after losing the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate Distr...

  • Rescuers look for Sagadahoc Bridge jumper

    BATH — Emergency responders from several agencies were searching Thursday morning for a man who reportedly jumped off the Woolwich end of the Sagadahoc Bridge. Police Chief Mike Field said the operation began shortly after witnesses reported the incident at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Scarborough panel proposes Higgins Beach parking restrictions

    SCARBOROUGH — A ban on public parking for more than 30 minutes along the road at Higgins Beach moved closer to reality after a committee presentation Wednesday evening. The Town Council heard from the ad hoc Higgins Beach Committee regarding the proposed ban and several other changes...

  • South Portland gets $35K grant to plan Trout Brook restoration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday accepted two state planning grants to advance environmental initiatives. The city received a $35,500 from the Department of Environmental Protection to develop a management and restoration plan for Trout Brook and parts of Kimball Brook.&nb...

  • Scarborough voters approve Town Charter amendments

    SCARBOROUGH — Six amendments to the Town Charter were approved by voters Tuesday, including one that gives residents a process for recalling elected officials. All of the questions passed by wide margins: • Question 1 passed 7,858 to 1,115. It prohibits a person from serv...

  • Bath council OKs armory conveyance, pier replacement contract

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to turn the former National Guard Armory over to the Bath Development Corp., which will be able to use grant funding to improve the building. The council voted last spring to borrow up to $175,000 to purchase the building. Th...

  • Winners at a glance

    Governor Undecided 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)

  • Falmouth council to tour forest properties

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will hold a special meeting for a site walk of Lowell Farm and Hadlock Forest properties on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. The purpose of the meeting, which will begin at the Highland Lake boat launch, is to evaluate the forestry management techniques used at L...

  • Auction of Herbie crafts to benefit Yarmouth Tree Trust

    YARMOUTH — Live and silent auctions of crafts made from Herbie, the 217-year-old Elm tree that was cut down in January, will be held Saturday, Nov. 13. The "Tree for All" event will include music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 5-9 p.m. at Delorme Map, at 2 Delorme Dri...