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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...

  • Incumbent Strang Burgess wins 3-way race in House District 108

    CUMBERLAND — Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, won a third term in state House District 108 Tuesday. According to preliminary results from Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island, Strang Burgess received 3,082 votes, defeating Democrat Thomas Gruber, wh...

  • Knight wins Brunswick Town Council contest

    BRUNSWICK — Town Councilor Margo Knight retained her District 6 seat on Tuesday. Knight defeated challenger Scott Taylor, 449-303, to earn a second term. She was originally appointed in 2007 to fill a vacancy. There were two unc...

  • Webster, Gerzofsky win re-election to Legislature

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Democratic Rep. David C. Webster will keep the House District 106 seat for a fourth term. He was challenged by Republican William Greene in the race to represent Freeport and a portion of Pownal.

  • Ellis unseats Brunswick School Board incumbent Watson

    BRUNSWICK — Challenger Rich Ellis defeated incumbent Byron Watson for the District 1 School Board seat on Tuesday The vote was 623-486. Brenda Clough, a first-time candidate, was uncontested for the District 2 seat and incu...

  • Biddeford voters take 1st step toward racino, Scarborough Downs move

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters in Biddeford approved a racino proposal Tuesday that could result in Scarborough Downs moving to the York County city. While unofficial vote tallies showed the proposal passed 4,636 to 3,244, the project will still need a change in state law. "We're very e... 1

  • Legion to honor service members with Blue Star banners

    YARMOUTH — A local American Legion post wants to honor active service members in the area with a Blue Star Banner program. Anderson-Mayberry Post 91 is one of many posts to adopt the program, and its members plan to present the banners to service families in Cumberland, North Yarmout...

  • RSU 5 board approves leadership teams over teacher objections

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 trustees unanimously approved stipend leadership positions at each school in the district on Oct. 27, despite concerns from high school teachers and the teachers union president. The vote was 10-0 with Freeport trustee Cori Holt absent. Curric...

  • Shake 'n' vote

    Candidates greet voters just inside the doors at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland on Election Day. Waiting their turns while state House candidate Anne Haskell shakes a hand are House candidate Justin Alfond; representatives for Senate candidate Peter Doyle and School Committee candidate L...