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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • 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...

  • Dill re-elected to House from Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Democratic incumbent Rep. Cynthia Dill beat Republican challenger Eric Lusk on Tuesday, 2,652 to 1,892, to retain the House District 121 seat. Dill, 45, of Shore Road, is a civil rights lawyer and adjunct instructor at Southern Maine Community College. This will...

  • Cape's council, school results available Wednesday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Clerk Debra Lane said Tuesday evening that the results of the Town Council and School Board election will be made available by Wednesday, Nov. 3. "The state election results will be posted as soon as tonight, but the local race results will be tallied tomorrow,"...

  • Suslovic wins Portland District 3 council race; Duson, Anton re-elected

    PORTLAND — Two years after losing a bid for re-election to an at-large seat, Ed Suslovic was returned to the City Council on Tuesday, this time as the councilor from District 3. Also on Tuesday, At-Large Councilors Jill Duson and John Anton were re-elected. Suslovic, a former ...

  • Recount likely after Graham wins by 33 votes in House District 109

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Democrat Anne Graham narrowly defeated Republican Gary Foster in state House District 109 on Tuesday, 2,132 to 2,099, according to preliminary results. With just 33 votes between them, Foster said Wednesday morning that he will seek a recount. North Yarmouth r...

  • UPDATE: Palmieri to seek recount as South Portland sends Democrats back to a different Legislature

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Democratic incumbents won re-election Tuesday, but will return to the Statehouse in a very different environment after the red tide that swept Republicans into the Blaine House and Legislature. But one apparent winner will likely face a recount. According...

  • Hendricks elected to Freeport council; 2 votes decide Sewer District race

    FREEPORT — In an election that attracted about 66 percent of the town's registered voters, residents Tuesday elected James Hendricks to an at-large seat on the Town Council. Unofficial results showed Hendricks beat Henry "Chip" Lawrence III 1,969 to 1,182. Hendricks will replace coun...

  • Incumbents, familiar faces take Scarborough board seats

    SCARBOROUGH — Incumbents ruled the day in local elections on Tuesday. Councilors Michael Wood and Judy Roy will return for new three-year terms on the Town Council, with 5,411 and 5,220 votes, respectively. They defeated newcomer Kerry Corthell, who received 3,971 votes in unofficial...

  • Tulips to show cancer awareness in Portland

    PORTLAND — Four organizations are teaming up on Friday, Nov. 5, to plant 600 pink tulips in Baxter Sundial Park to help raise awareness about breast cancer. The planting will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the small park at the corner of Vannah Avenue and Baxter Boulevard. The Ba...