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  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Bath councilor opposes longtime incumbent in four-county district attorney election

    BATH — City Councilor David Sinclair is stepping down after two council terms to challenge District Attorney Geoff Rushlau of Dresden, who has held that office for 21 years. Rushlau, a Republican, and Sinclair, a Democrat, are vying for the four-year District 6 post, which includes S...

  • Loder wins election to Chebeague Island board

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Chris Loder was elected to the Board of Selectmen in a special election Tuesday.  Loder won with 75 of the 107 votes cast. He was the only candidate on the ballot for the seat vacated Aug. 13 by Mark Dyer. The term expires in 2016. "I am grateful f...

  • A degree of patience: Falmouth man, 85, finally has his master's

    FALMOUTH — A local man finally has his master's degree, which was more than half a century in the making. Howard Reiche Jr., 85, began his master's program at the University of Maine in 1950. After completing two semesters of coursework in zoology and microbial genetics, he...

  • House, Senate candidates debate health care, tax breaks

    CUMBERLAND — The candidates for state House District 45 and Senate District 25 shared their opinions on a variety of issues, including health care and tax breaks for businesses, at a candidates forum Tuesday. Democrat Dale Denno and Republican Mike Timmons are running in the redistri...

  • Leeman endorses Ruby for Portland City Council

    PORTLAND — Three candidates are vying to replace long-time City Councilor Cheryl Leeman in District 4. One, former Portland Police Department Officer Ray Ruby, was endorsed Monday by Leeman. "I absolutely and unequivocally support Ray," said Leeman, who has held the seat since...

  • Falmouth ice rink short of time, funding

    FALMOUTH — Facing a $150,000 fundraising gap and a construction delay, the group behind a proposed ice hockey rink now says it won't be opening for at least another year. Foundation work for the proposed Casco Bay Arena, on Hat Trick Drive behind Wal-Mart, is expected to be comp...

  • Climber: Himalayas claimed a piece of his soul

    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...

  • National tennis title within grasp of 13-year-old Yarmouth girl

    YARMOUTH — While most teenagers are probably still sleeping, Lana Mavor gets up at 6 a.m. almost every day. The reason: she's practicing to win the United States Tennis Association National Regional Tournament this weekend. The 13-year-old Yarmouth girl will be competing in th...