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  • Deadline nears for North Yarmouth fire chief applicants

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is accepting applications through Wednesday, Oct. 8, from candidates for the fire-rescue chief job vacated last month by Ricky Plummer. In the meantime, Michael Robitaille – Yarmouth's fire-rescue chief – has been appointed by the town to serve i...

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    PORTLAND — Baxter Black, a one-time Portland resident, recently had an experience most people wouldn't even consider. He spent nearly 40 days climbing the Himalayas, as part of a course offered by the National Outdoor Leadership School to learn about glacial travel and mountaine...

  • ADHD parent group forms in Portland

    PORTLAND — A new group for parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders will hold its first meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 6:30-8 p.m., at Lincoln Middle School, 522 Stevens Ave. A School Department press release said the network will allow parents to connect ...

  • 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...

  • Yarmouth public's turn to comment on final draft of revised Comp Plan

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council is reviewing the final draft of the Comprehen...

  • House District 106: Greene challenges incumbent Webster

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Democratic Rep. David C. Webster is challenged by Republican newcomer William Greene in the election to represent Freeport and a portion of Pownal in House District 106. Both Greene and Webster agree the budget deficit needs to be addressed in the coming years, b...

  • House District 107: Innes, Weinstein compete in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Incumbent Democratic Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes is challenged by Republican newcomer Jeffrey Weinstein in state House District 107. Innes is seeking her second term in the Legislature. Melissa Walsh Innes Innes, 39, of East Elm Street, is marri...

  • House District 109: 3-way race includes 3-time candidate

    NORTH YARMOUTH — In her third bid to represent Maine House District 109, Democrat Anne Graham is in a contest with fellow North Yarmouth resident Tyler Frank, an independent, and Republican Gary Foster of Gray. They are vying to replace Rep. Susan Austin, R-Gray, who is barred f...

  • House District 113: Sheriff faces golf course operator

    FALMOUTH — Mark Dion, the retiring Cumberland County sheriff, is facing political newcomer Jason Harris in state House District 113, representing the North Deering section of Portland and West Falmouth. State Rep. Joan Cohen, D-Portland, withdrew from the race in July, as did the ori...