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  • UPDATED: Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, died before kitchen fire started

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died of natural causes Friday before a fire broke out in the kitchen of her 75 Starboard Drive home. The determination on the death of Lamy Alkurdy was made Saturday after an autopsy by the state Medical Examiner's Office, Maine Department of...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Freeport opens a narrow window for food trucks

    FREEPORT — The Town Council approved a zoning amendment that gives food trucks what one official called a "very narrow opening" to operate in some parts of town. The amendment, which was recommended by the Planning Board, adds the definition of "artisan food and beverage" providers t...

  • Yarmouth's Ottow is Maine's top assistant principal

    YARMOUTH — Joshua Ottow, assistant principal at Yarmouth High School, has been named the Maine Assistant Principal of the Year. Ottow will be honored by the Maine Prinicipals' Association on April 30, 2015, at its annual awards banquet and by the National Association of Secondar...

  • Portland sports pub plans Falmouth outpost

    FALMOUTH — A Portland-based sports pub could be expanding to Falmouth as soon as next August. Lance Meader, owner of Rivalries, and architect Michael Hays of Grant Hays Associates appeared before t...

  • Yarmouth councilors opt to retain Route 1 bridge

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors on Monday decided to keep the Route 1 bridge over Main Street instead of creating an at-grade intersection. At an Operations Committee meeting Dec. 8, councilors said they plan to approve the creation of a new bridge at the Dec. 18 Town Council meeting. The...

  • Probe shows Democrat Breen got more votes in Senate District 25; Manchester resigns

    AUGUSTA — In a dramatic turn of events, an inspection of ballots from Long Island on Tuesday showed that 21 votes for Gray Republican Cathy Manchester appear to have been counted twice during a Nov. 18 recount in Senate District 25. That was enough to deprive Manchester of the victor...

  • Falmouth students crack code to 'demystify' computer science

    FALMOUTH — More than 1,300 elementary and middle school students participated in an event this week that President Obama, Ashton Kutcher, Mark Zuckerberg and Usher all could get behind. Students took part in Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code, spending one hour durin...

  • Portland's new HHS director arrives at pivotal time

    PORTLAND — With a background in government and nonprofits, the city's new director of health and human services expects her experience will be a critical tool in running the department. "All the work I've done gives me insight into how government works and connections and contacts th...

  • Cumberland firefighters hold annual toy drive

    CUMBERLAND — The Fire Department is celebrating the holidays by helping those in need. The department's annual toy drive runs through Dec. 24. New and unused gifts can be dropped off at 366 Tuttle Road. Email firefighters4kids@gmail...