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  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Closed Cumberland school eyed for senior housing

    CUMBERLAND — In their latest concept plan for a mixed-use development in the center of town, Bateman Partners is proposing that the closed Drowne Road School become a senior housing facility. David Bateman presented his Portland company's concept for the multi-phase project Monday to...

  • First Maine pesticide summit aims to answer questions

    BRUNSWICK — With several Maine towns already discussing banning pesticides and a few with ordinances in place, the Maine Pesticide Summit on Nov. 20 will mark the first time there has been a gathering to discuss their use in the state. The summit at the Unitarian Universalist Church ...

  • Portland Rec offers indoor winter walking

    PORTLAND — Three community centers will offer weekday indoor walking programs starting Nov. 15 for people looking to stay active – and warm – this winter. The morning programs will be offered from 6-7:30 a.m. at the East End, Reiche and Riverton community centers. Mile ma...

  • Recount set for Friday in Senate District 7 race between Bliss, Palmieri

    AUGUSTA — A recount has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 12, in the election to represent Maine Senate District 7, which includes South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough. Unofficial results on election night had incumbent Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, clinging ...

  • Brunswick Town Council retreats on nearly $1.2M land buy for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The one thing the more than 50 people at Monday night's public hearing agreed on is the town needs a better police station. In the end, however, disagreement over a plan to spend up to $1.175 million on property for a new station convinced the Town Council to withdraw the...

  • Portland residents launch drive to save Riverton library

    PORTLAND — Residents have collected nearly 2,000 signatures in an effort to save the branch library at Riverton Elementary School. The effort comes as Portland Public Library officials are considering reducing the branch's in-house collection and staff to save money. Chip Edga...

  • Cumberland Town Council sets moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday enacted a moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The moratorium, effective immediately and extending at least 180 days, is intended to give the town time to study the way those uses put pressure on development and to allow it to ...

  • House District 109 election recount planned for next week

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A recount in the House District 109 election is planned for next week, according to Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn. Republican Gary Foster of Gray lost to Democrat Anne Graham of North Yarmouth on Nov. 2 by 33 votes, 2,132 to 2,099. North Yarmouth resident Tyl...