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  • Scarborough hopes to bridge the social media divide

    SCARBOROUGH — As people everywhere continue to use social media as a means for getting information, Town Manager Tom Hall believes the town needs to join the movement in a professional capacity. "It's been a fairly recurring theme, but for one reason or the other we just haven't...

  • South Portland rail yard sought for LPG terminal

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Rigby Yard could become the site of a liquid petroleum gas storage facility to serve Maine and much of southern New England.  NGL Supply Terminal Co., a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based NGL Energ...

  • 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...

  • Blake, Livingston elected to South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Incumbent City Councilor Thomas Blake and School Board member Alan Livingston defeated two other candidates Tuesday for two at-large seats on the City Council. According to unofficial results, Blake received 6,140 votes and Livingston earned 3,858. Frequent School De...

  • South Portland voters OK high school renovations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday approved a $41.5 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. Unofficial machine tallies showed that the bond passed by a vote of 6,673 to 4,297. City Clerk Susan Mooney said 61 percent of the city's 18,691 voters turned out for t...

  • Freeport residents approve all charter amendments

    FREEPORT — Nearly 66 percent of registered voters came to the polls Tuesday and they approved five amendments to the Town Charter. The amendments were the result of several council discussions, two failed citizen petitions to overturn consolidation of dispatch services with Brunswick...

  • Topsham voters enact ban on cell towers

    TOPSHAM — Residents voted 2,358 to 1,933 Tuesday to ban new cellular communications towers in a residential part of town. The ban is retroactive to April 1 and was sought by a petition that collected 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to...

  • Woodbury unseats Davis in Senate District 11; Nelson wins re-election to House

    FALMOUTH — It was a rough day for legislative incumbents Tuesday. Sen. Gerald Davis, R-Falmouth, was unseated in Senate District 11 by independent Dick Woodbury of Yarmouth, while incumbent Rep. Mary Nelson, D-Falmouth, who was challenged by Republican Mark Richard, barely held her H...

  • Innes defeats Weinstein in House District 107

    YARMOUTH — Incumbent Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, defeated Republican Jeffrey Weinstein and will serve a second term in House District 107. She received 2,552 votes to Weinstein's 1,876. There were 4,551 ballots cast in Yar...