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  • Longtime Freeport councilor faces re-election challenge

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Rich DeGrandpre faces one challenger as he seeks his fifth term as town councilor-at-large. Newcomer Bill Rixon hopes to take DeGrandpre's seat on the seven-person council. Two other councilors are also seeking re-election, although they are uncontested: C...

  • Tucker, Holbrook vie for House District 50 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Democrat Ralph Tucker and Republican Mark Holbrook are contesting an open seat in Maine House District 50. Tucker, a longtime Democrat and former political appointee, secured his candidacy after a

  • Brunswick School Board: Incumbent Watson faces District 1 challenge

    BRUNSWICK — Only one of the three School Board seats up for grabs this November is contested. Incumbent Byron Watson takes on Rich Ellis in District 1. Brenda Clough in District 2 and incumbent Janet Connors in District 6 are both unopposed. District 1

  • Topsham Planning Board backs marijuana dispensary limits

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously recommended zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries as a conditional use in two parts of town. The amendments, which now go to the Board of Selectmen, define a dispensary and dictate where and when it can oper...

  • Brunswick council sets Nov. 8 hearing on challenge to police station bond

    BRUNSWICK — A public hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 8, on a petition to overrule the Town Council's decision to borrow money to purchase property for a new police station. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to schedule the public hearing. The panel passed an ordinance Sept....

  • Topsham referendum: Retroactive cell tower ban goes to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to ban new cellular communications towers in some residential neighborhoods. The ban, retroactive to April 1, was sought by a petition that garnered 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to ref...

  • Falmouth bus proponents ride together to support service

    FALMOUTH — After a schedule change took effect two weeks ago, the Friends of the Falmouth Flyer ramped up effort to try to get people to ride the bus. The ci...

  • Consultant: Falmouth library needs nearly 50% more space

    FALMOUTH — A consultant says Falmouth Memorial Library needs approximately 46 percent more space to meet user demand over the next five years. Consultant Nolan Lushington explained his findings in a nearly three-hour presentation and question-and-answer session Monday night at the li...

  • Homes, commercial development proposed for Cumberland Center

    CUMBERLAND — A plan is in the works to build nearly 70 new homes and a mixed-use commercial building in the center of town. A neighborhood meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, to discuss the proposed master development plan for the Doane property and the Public Works Department and...

  • Crooked makeover

    Matt Tuttle bolts together a section of the new play area at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 17. Kids Crooked House, Seabreeze Property Services and Hancock Lumber teamed up to turn a section of parking lot at the organization's home at 555 Forest Ave. into an outdoor ac...