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  • Senate rejects LePage’s nomination of Dench to UMaine board of trustees

    AUGUSTA — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked Gov. Paul LePage’s nomination of Susan Dench of Falmouth to the University of Maine System board of trustees. Senators unanimously supported 50 other nominations to a range of boards and committees. Tuesday’s 17-15 part...

  • North Yarmouth veterans park gets new leadership

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Veterans Memorial Park has a new board of directors, new officers, and a new set of bylaws. The five-acre park, which sits at the corner of Memorial Highway (Route 9) and Parsonage Road, was created in 1949, on land provided by Henry Sweetser. I...

  • Freeport Town Council: 2 first-time candidates compete for at-large seat

    FREEPORT — Two local business owners who have never sought elected office are competing for an at-large seat on the Town Council. Henry "Chip" Lawrence III and James Hendricks are vying to replace council Chairman Bill Muldoon, who is not seeking re-election. Several other tow...

  • Falmouth churches plan next trip to Honduras

    FALMOUTH — Members of two churches planning a relief trip to Honduras next February recently hosted a woman from that country. Marisela Araujo, solidarity program director with the Honduras-based Christian Commission for Development, spent nearly 10 days speaking with students at Fal...

  • Portland Question 4: Should non-citizens have the right to vote?

    PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked if legal immigrants living in the city should be allowed to vote on local issues, including the school budget and City Council elections. While proponents of Question 4 say allowing non-citizen voting is a way for legal immigrants to have mor...

  • Portland Charter: Battle lines drawn over elected mayor decision

    PORTLAND — As Election Day approaches, the "elected mayor" question has become the one to watch in the city, with organized efforts going door-to-door, staging press conferences and taking the debate to neighborhoods and schools. As part of its final report to the City Council this s...

  • New program extends learning day at Riverton Elementary School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of students streamed out of Riverton Elementary School at 3 p.m. on Friday and into their parents' waiting cars and minivans. But about 150 students stayed behind. Intentionally. The students are participating in a new after-school academic enrichment progr...

  • Closing the books: Longtime Portland bookstore shutting its doors

    PORTLAND — A longtime Longfellow Square store specializing in old and rare books is clearing its shelves and closing its doors. Cunningham Books has been selling rare and out-of-print books from a spacious, storefront at the corner of Pine and State streets since 1991.  B...

  • Portland City Council: 2 incumbents, 2 challengers for at-large seats

    PORTLAND — Four candidates are running for two at-large seats on the City Council inNovember. Incumbent Councilors John Anton and Jill Duson are seeking re-election, Anton for a second term and Duson for a fourth. Charles Bragdon, a regular attendee at council meetings, is als...

  • Portland City Council: Former councilor versus political newcomer in District 3

    PORTLAND — When District 3 voters head to the polls Nov. 2 to elect a city councilor, both names on the ballot are likely to sound familiar. Edward Suslovic, a former at-large councilor who lost a re-election bid two years ago, will compete against Will Mitchell for the seat being va...