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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...

  • Falmouth churches plan next trip to Honduras

    FALMOUTH — Members of two churches planning a relief trip to Honduras next February recently hosted a woman from that country. Marisela Araujo, solidarity program director with the Honduras-based Christian Commission for Development, spent nearly 10 days speaking with students at Fal...

  • Freeport Town Council: 2 first-time candidates compete for at-large seat

    FREEPORT — Two local business owners who have never sought elected office are competing for an at-large seat on the Town Council. Henry "Chip" Lawrence III and James Hendricks are vying to replace council Chairman Bill Muldoon, who is not seeking re-election. Several other tow...

  • Portland Question 4: Should non-citizens have the right to vote?

    PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked if legal immigrants living in the city should be allowed to vote on local issues, including the school budget and City Council elections. While proponents of Question 4 say allowing non-citizen voting is a way for legal immigrants to have mor...

  • Portland Charter: Battle lines drawn over elected mayor decision

    PORTLAND — As Election Day approaches, the "elected mayor" question has become the one to watch in the city, with organized efforts going door-to-door, staging press conferences and taking the debate to neighborhoods and schools. As part of its final report to the City Council this s...

  • New program extends learning day at Riverton Elementary School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of students streamed out of Riverton Elementary School at 3 p.m. on Friday and into their parents' waiting cars and minivans. But about 150 students stayed behind. Intentionally. The students are participating in a new after-school academic enrichment progr...

  • Closing the books: Longtime Portland bookstore shutting its doors

    PORTLAND — A longtime Longfellow Square store specializing in old and rare books is clearing its shelves and closing its doors. Cunningham Books has been selling rare and out-of-print books from a spacious, storefront at the corner of Pine and State streets since 1991.  B...

  • Portland City Council: 2 incumbents, 2 challengers for at-large seats

    PORTLAND — Four candidates are running for two at-large seats on the City Council inNovember. Incumbent Councilors John Anton and Jill Duson are seeking re-election, Anton for a second term and Duson for a fourth. Charles Bragdon, a regular attendee at council meetings, is als...

  • Portland City Council: Former councilor versus political newcomer in District 3

    PORTLAND — When District 3 voters head to the polls Nov. 2 to elect a city councilor, both names on the ballot are likely to sound familiar. Edward Suslovic, a former at-large councilor who lost a re-election bid two years ago, will compete against Will Mitchell for the seat being va...