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  • Newcomer challenges incumbent for Brunswick School Board seat

    BRUNSWICK — Incumbent School Board member James Grant is facing a re-election challenge from newcomer Christopher Watkinson for at three-year term representing District 5 in east Brunswick. Two other candidates are running in uncontested races: incumbent at-large board member William...

  • Long-time town clerk challenges incumbent Topsham selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Incumbents David Douglass and Ronald Riendeau are challenged by the former town clerk, Ruth Lyons, in their bids for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors election, meanwhile, is uncontested, with three candidates fo...

  • Freeport musician organizes benefit concert to raise music awareness

    FREEPORT — A young woman inspired by music is gathering fellow musicians from all over the country to perform a concert in Topsham to raise money for music education. Adriana Lumbard of Freeport is a rising senior at the University of Southern Maine. She has been working for mon...

  • Potential candidates emerge for Portland City Council, School Committee elections

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers for City Council and School Committee elections in November have just become available, and so far one incumbent faces potential challengers. William Mitchell, 39, a son of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Elizabeth Mitchell, has taken out papers for Co...

  • Opera training program moves from Belgium to Portland

    Intermezzo student Dmitri Ribero, left, rehearses with conductor Chris Crans and director Eric Dillner for his role as Sid in the comic opera "Albert Herring" by Benjamin Britten. Ribero, who is from South America, is in Portland for the summer for the Intermezzo Festival, a four-week training fe...

  • Scholarships awarded to Portland-area music students

    PORTLAND — The Rossini Club of Portland has announced its 2010 music scholarship winners. First place and winner of the $2,000 Rand Scholarship went to Portland resident Kallie Ciechomski, who will enter a master's program in viola at the Manhattan School of Music in New York this fa...

  • Bombs bursting in air, and on the ground

    The Portland Symphony Orchestra plays the 1812 Overture as fireworks begin over Portland's Eastern Promenade and Casco Bay on Independence Day. The annual Fourth of July celebration was rescued by private donations after the city elminated public funding this year.

  • Fire destroys dock on Cousins Island in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Friday morning, July 2, that destroyed a private dock off Wills Way on Cousins Island. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Robitaille, the fire call came in at 3:04 a.m. The dock, the ramp leading to the water and a small boat were dest...

  • Books galore in Brunswick

    Book lovers from around the area converged on the Brunswick Junior High School gymnasium last weekend for the annual Curtis Friends Book Sale. More than 50,000 books, tapes, CDs and DVDs were for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Curtis Memorial Library.

  • Celebrating strawberries in Cape Elizabeth

    Kaitlyn, 5, and Rylie McIntyre, 3, dance to the music at the second annual Strawberry Fest on June 26 at Maxwell's Farm in Cape Elizabeth. The event, put on by the Cape Farm Alliance, offered an array of edible strawberry concoctions, including strawberry pizza from FlatBread Co., and a full day of ...