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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...

  • Fire destroys Munjoy Hill apartment building

    Fire investigators on Tuesday were still trying to determine the cause of an early-morning fire on Oct. 10 that destroyed an apartment building on Congress Street and caused minor damage to a neighboring building. The fire at 201 Congress St. was reported around 12:30 a.m. It was a three-alarm fi...

  • With lawsuit pending, Freeport council fixes dispatch pact with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday codified the April 6 agreement that consolidated emergency dispatch services with Brunswick. The after-the-fact vote corrected procedural errors in the agreement that took effect June 29. The vote was 5-1, with Councilor Eric Pandora opposed; Co...

  • Challenge to Brunswick police station bond moves forward

    BRUNSWICK — A petition that seeks to overrule the Town Council's recent decision to borrow money to buy property for a new police station has secured the required signatures. The petition signatures were submitted to the office of Town Clerk Fran Smith on Sunday, the day they were du...

  • Yarmouth council holds 1st public session on draft Comp Plan

    YARMOUTH — About a dozen residents offered the Town Council feedback on the draft 2010 Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing on Oct. 7. Town Manager Nat Tupper gave an overview of the plan and highlighted a few changes the council would like to see implemented, then opened the floor...

  • Registrar of deeds: 2 seek Sagadahoc County post

    BATH — With Barbara Trott stepping down as Sagadahoc County registrar of deeds, Judith Stevens of Woolwich and Jennifer DeChant of Bath are running for the four-year office. Jennifer DeChant DeChant, 42, is married and has two children. She was chairwoman of t...

  • House District 60: Rematch for Topsham incumbent Prescott, challenger Tepler

    TOPSHAM — For the second time, Democrat Denise Tepler is challenging a re-election bid by Republican Rep. Kerri Prescott in state House District 60. Both of the candidates emphasized the importance of stimulating Maine's job sector. Kerri Prescott Presc...

  • House District 62: Firefighter, former legislator vie in Bath

    BATH — Former legislator Robert Winglass and Michael Clarke, a firefighter, are running for the state House District 62 seat vacated last spring by Bath Democrat Thom Watson. Watson was prevented by term limits from seeking re-election to the House. He left six months before the end ...

  • Hands on at the Fire Department

    Scott and Meredith Rousseau and their kids Jackson and Caroline check out one of Falmouth's fire trucks during an open house Oct. 9 at Central Station on Bucknam Road.