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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • 4,000 register in 8 minutes for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — It took only eight minutes to register 4,000 online entries Tuesday for this year's TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K. Cape Elizabeth residents were given 24 hours to fill 600 online slots on Monday, but it took only 51 minutes to reach that cap. For those still loo...

  • Where's the beef? Meatless Monday at Bowdoin College attracts national attention

    BRUNSWICK — The path leading to Bowdoin College's Thorne Dining hall is uncrowded this week, with most students away on spring break. But on Feb. 21, students selling cheeseburgers staked out the sidewalk in protest of "Meatless Monday," a one-time dinner where neither campus dining ...

  • Yarmouth Wellness Fair returns in April

    YARMOUTH — The sixth Wellness Fair will take place Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rowe School, 52 Main St. The fair will highlight local holistic and integrative health-care businesses and offer participants an opportunity to learn about alternative care. The...

  • Cape Elizabeth council to consider allowing food vendors at Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — For the first time this summer, visitors to Fort Williams Park may be able to buy a lemonade, lobster rolls or hot dogs from licensed park vendors. The Town Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 21, to review a

  • Brunswick police station panel settles on familiar property: Stanwood & Pleasant

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Station Subcommittee on Tuesday recommended that a new police headquarters be built on the corner of Stanwood and Pleasant streets. The Town Council reached the same conclusion last fall, but public complaints that that process was not transparent led to the fo...

  • Single-car crash kills Cape Elizabeth woman

    SCARBOROUGH — A 21-year-old Cape Elizabeth woman died in a single-car accident late in the evening of March 11. Alicia Robinson was driving a 2002 Toyota Camry on Gorham Road when the car veered across the other lane, went down an embankment and struck a tree. Rescue crews res...

  • Day for a King: Bath councilor lobbies for annual observance for Maine's 1st governor

    BATH — When it comes to Kings who were governor, many Mainers probably think of Angus, not William, who started it all. City Councilor Sean Paulhus is trying shed new light on William King, Maine's first governor and a proponent of its statehood, who was as a resident of Bath. Thanks...

  • Topsham municipal budget could shrink by 1%

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Cornell Knight said last week that he is proposing a spending plan for next year that will decline nearly 1 percent. The current $8.14 million municipal budget would drop to $8.06 million, under Knight's request. The Board of Selectmen will also make a r...