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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

  • Opponents seek vote on land purchase for Brunswick Police Dept.

    BRUNSWICK — Plans for building a new police station at Pleasant and Stanwood streets hit a hurdle this week after opponents of the location began circulating a petition to force a referendum on the land purchase. The petition drive is being led by Karen Klatt of 32 Moody Road, a...

  • Board of Selectmen: 3 compete for 2 seats in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Selectman Sandra Consolini faces competition from Marie Brillant and Andrew Mason in her bid for a second, three-year term. Two seats on the board are up for grabs. Selectman Steve Edmondson is not seeking re-election. There are also two seats open on the School Admi...

  • Pair charged with attempted murder, other crimes in Brunswick, Topsham

    BRUNSWICK — A second man was arrested last week in connection with an ongoing investigation involving the assault and stabbing of a 26-year-old man at his home on Stanwood Street. Manessah Massaline, 40, of 17 Federal St. was arrested without incident at 9:30 a.m., Sept. 24, after an...

  • SAD 75 board to get updated proposal for shutting Harpswell school

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 Superintendent Mike Wilhelm plans to bring a completed application to close West Harpswell School to the School Board on Oct. 14. If the board approves the application, SAD 75 will submit it to the state Department of Education the fol...

  • Former Bath cannery property for sale

    BATH — The former Stinson Seafood cannery property is for sale. The 65 Bowery St. property, owned by Dirigo Holdings, has a price tag of $2.5 million, according to J. Lee Nelsen, associate broker with Fishman Realty Group, which is listing the 5.6-acre site. Bruce Poliqui...

  • Falmouth council sets new track for town center project

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has determined how it will proceed on creation of a proposed "town center" at the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools. After a lengthy and occasionally heated discussion Monday evening, the council decided to discuss options for the library, Town Hall and a prop...

  • Expert: Falmouth's new policy on public records is too restrictive

    FALMOUTH — The process to obtain public documents from the town is being made more rigorous  in light of what town officials say is a dramatic increase in the number of requests in the past year. But an expert on Maine's freedom of information law says the town may be going too ...

  • Cumberland adopts clean energy ordinance

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Sept. 22 unanimously adopted an ordinance and authorization agreement for the Property Assessed Clean Energy program. Through that program, Efficiency Maine administers a revolving loan fund that finances energy efficiency improvements, like sola...