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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...

  • UPDATE: Falmouth teacher not in class after marijuana possession charge

    FALMOUTH — A Falmouth High School teacher has been charged with possession of marijuana after a surprise police search of vehicles in the school parking lot Nov. 1 uncovered a small amount of the illegal drug in his car. Mark Melnicove, 58, of Dresden, who has taught English at the s...

  • Grand jury indicts man for attempted murder in Brunswick

    PORTLAND — A Bath man has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for attempted murder in connection with the alleged stabbing of a 26-year-old Brunswick man. Manessah Massaline, 40, of 22 Adams Court in Bath, was also indicted on charges of elevated aggravated assault, crimi...

  • Winners at a glance

    Governor Paul LePage (R) 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)

  • First-time voter

    Poll volunteer Sallie Pollard, right, instructs Zach Kidney on where to insert his ballot Tuesday in Bath. Kidney, 18, voted for the first time, and with a broken leg. He was injured on the Morse High School football field.

  • Cape Elizabeth polls residents on school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board launched a community survey to gather feedback on the attributes residents want in a school superintendent. The results will help the board when it screens applicants and develops interview questions. Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins ann...

  • Decision day

    Cathy Chapman of South Portland selects an empty booth as she prepares to vote in Tuesday's mid-term election at the VFW Hall on Broadway.

  • Winners at a glance

    Governor Paul LePage (R) 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)

  • Pressing the flesh

    Incumbent Democratic Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx greets a voter in Brunswick on Election Day. Cornell du Houx won re-election in a three-way contest in House District 66. Story, Page 3.