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  • Scarborough OKs Habitat for Humanity subdivision

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland will proceed with construction of a 13-lot subdivision off Broadturn Road after the plan received unanimous approval Monday from the Planning Board. The project is Habitat's largest, according to Mark Primeau, development as...

  • Scarborough officials promise dignified budget talks

    SCARBOROUGH — As a way to prevent frustration, town councilors and members of the School Board finance committee have established tenets of diplomacy. Led by Superintendent of Schools George Entwistle and Town Manager Tom Hall in a joint meeting last week, they outlined necessar...

  • 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...

  • Portland to examine enviro-health concerns

    PORTLAND — The Public Health Division is looking for residents 18 and older to participate in focus groups on environmental health issues. The groups are funded by a $100,000 Community Action for a Renewed Environment grant the city received last month to develop a list of toxic land...

  • Legislature: Downtown Portland district sends Chipman to Augusta

    PORTLAND — Independent Ben Chipman on Tuesday claimed the House District 119 seat previously held by longtime state Rep. Herb Adams, D-Portland. Voters in the district, which includes the Parkside, Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods, elected Chipman over Democratic candidate Jill...

  • Caron squeaks out Portland School Committee re-election

    PORTLAND — School Committee at-large member Jaimey Caron narrowly won re-election Tuesday, along with fellow incumbent Kathleen Snyder. In District 3, Laurie Davis received 61 percent of the vote to beat Frank Gallagher, according to unofficial totals. Snyder, 40, received 13,...

  • Incumbent Prescott defeats Tepler again in House District 60

    TOPSHAM — Republican state Rep. Kerri Prescott defeated Democrat Denise Tepler on Tuesday for the second time in House District 60. Prescott, seeking a third term, was a 2,385 to 1,835 winner over Tepler, according to preliminary results. Prescott also defeated Tepler in the 2008 ele...

  • Flaherty loses House seat in Scarborough; Bartlett holds on in Senate

    SCARBOROUGH — It was a good day for Republican legislative candidates on Tuesday in Scarborough, with Amy Volk and Heather Sirocki knocking off two Democrats, including one incumbent. Volk unseated Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, in House District 127 and Sirocki defeated Democrat...

  • Brillant, Mason defeat incumbent Consolini for Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Marie Brillant and Andrew Mason won seats on the Board of Selectmen Tuesday, defeating incumbent Selectman Sandra Consolini. According to preliminary results, Brillant received 2,580 votes, followed by Mason with 2,338 and Consolini with 1,993. Selectman Steve Edmond...

  • Peaks Island officially has no councilors

    PORTLAND — Three years after its creation, the Peaks Island Council has no councilors. Election results Tuesday night showed no votes for the three write-in seats on the ballot. The advisory board failed to attract any candidates for the three seats up for re-election this yea...