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  • Baker's dozen of candidates stock Yarmouth ballot

    YARMOUTH — In stark contrast to a year ago, when local elections were uncontested – and in some cases, without any candidates on the ballot – 13 candidates are competing for seven seats this year on the Town Council, School Committee and Water District Board of Trustee...

  • Candidates emerge for Falmouth council, School Board races

    FALMOUTH — Political signs are already sprouting at intersections as candidates who filed nomination papers begin campaigning for two Town Council seats and three on the School Board. Current Council Vice Chairwoman Teresa Pierce is seeking re-election to a second consecutive three-y...

  • Portland Jetport turns up the heat

    Portland International Jetport Manager Paul Bradbury explains part of a new oil-saving geothermal heating system during a tour of the airport's new terminal on April 29 with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration. The terminal under construction at the west end of the facility will also ...

  • Police chief: Hate graffiti on Portland mosque an 'anomaly'

    PORTLAND — Hateful words scrawled Monday morning on a mosque in East Bayside was one of a very few acts of crime triggered nationwide by the killing of Osama bin Laden, according to the city's police chief. Hours after President Barack Obama announced the killing of bin Laden late Su...

  • Quality, quantity of fire inspections vary in greater Portland

    Some Maine towns, cities inspect regularly, some only respond to complaints BRUNSWICK — For three years, Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Emerson tried to get the owners of 45 Maine St., destroyed by fire on April 17, to correct multiple fire and life-safety problems in their building.

  • Open records bill has bipartisan backing in Maine Legislature, local government opposition

    AUGUSTA — The public could get greater access to government records if a bill before the Legislature's Judiciary Committee becomes law. LD 1465 has bipartisan support in the Statehouse – and is opposed by a coalition of government officials and agencies. The legislation ...

  • Portland council to vote on $202M muni budget

    School budget goes to voters next week PORTLAND — Voters will be asked Tuesday, May 10, to approve $84.6 million in school spending for fiscal year 2012. The total school budget proposal is $89.5 million, but approval by voters is not required under state law for adult educa...

  • Long-time North Yarmouth selectman to leave board

    3-way contest takes shape for 2 open seats NORTH YARMOUTH — After four terms and 12 years, Selectman Carol Burgess has decided it's time for someone else to sit on the board while she puts her energy into the Budget Committee. Selectman Mark Verrill, who has s...