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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...

  • House District 64: Chipman, Olsen hope to succeed Percy

    HARPSWELL — Two candidates are vying for the House District 64 seat being vacated by Rep. Leila Percy, D-Phippsburg. Percy is prohibited from seeking re-election due to Legislative term limits. The candidates running to replace her are Democrat David I. Chipman of Basin Cove Road, an...

  • Cumberland man dies in ATV crash

    CUMBERLAND — A 19-year-old Mill Road resident died Monday after being injured in an ATV crash. Jesse P. Zacks was driving along Pleasant Valley Road at about 5 p.m. when he was thrown over the front of the vehicle, Police Chief Joseph Charron said Tuesday. The all-terrain vehicle lan...

  • House District 65: Incumbent Woolwich Dem faces Brunswick Republican

    BRUNSWICK — Robert E. Thompson, a Republican, is challenging first-term incumbent Rep. Peter S. Kent, D-Woolwich, in House District 65. District 65 includes parts of Bath, Brunswick, Topsham, West Bath and Woolwich. Peter S. Kent Kent, 59, lives with hi...

  • House District 66: Incumbent Brunswick rep faces 2 challengers

    BRUNSWICK — Voters have three candidates to choose from for the House District 66 representative, who serves a part of Brunswick. Jonathan Crimmins, a Republican, and K. Frederick Horch, a Green Independent, are challenging first-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx.

  • TEDx event showcases innovative ideas

    BRUNSWICK — Organizers of TEDxDirigo announced a final call for applications to attend the first TEDx conference in Maine on Sunday, Oct. 10. The independently produced event, operated under license from TED, will be held at the Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery in the Fort Andross...

  • Firefighters remembered

    An honor guard of South Portland firefighters marches into Forest City Cemetery in Portland on Oct. 3 for the annual Memorial Sunday Service to pay their respects to colleagues who died in the line of duty.

  • Coast is clear

    Bags of trash await pickup along Spring Point Beach in South Portland on Oct. 2 as volulnteers coordinated by the South Portland Conservation Commission participated in the statewide Maine CoastWeek 2010 coastal cleanup.

  • Harpswell seeks sign designs

    HARPSWELL — Town officials are looking for creative ideas from property owners or residents for "Welcome" signs to be placed at two locations, one on Route 123 and the other on Route 24. Selectmen recently appointed a Design Review Committee that will narrow submissions to be voted o...