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  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • Winners at a glance

    Governor Paul LePage (R) 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)

  • Pressing the flesh

    Incumbent Democratic Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx greets a voter in Brunswick on Election Day. Cornell du Houx won re-election in a three-way contest in House District 66. Story, Page 3.

  • Winners at a glance

    Governor Paul LePage (R) 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)

  • First-time voter

    Poll volunteer Sallie Pollard, right, instructs Zach Kidney on where to insert his ballot Tuesday in Bath. Kidney, 18, voted for the first time, and with a broken leg. He was injured on the Morse High School football field.

  • Cape planners to visit Inn by the Sea

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board will hold a site walk Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at the Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road.  The inn wants to demolish and rebuild several cottages.

  • Pay-per-bag trash disposal not in Cape Elizabeth's future

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After months of research, public comment and discussions, the Town Council reached consensus in a workshop Monday that a pay-per-bag trash disposal program should not be pursued. Councilors in a workshop also urged Central Maine Power Co. to hold off on installation ...

  • 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...