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  • Topsham students read while they ride with 'Bus Book Bags'

    TOPSHAM — Schools are encouraging kids to read more at home and at school. School bus driver Don Sanders is trying to boost it on the ride in between. Sanders' "Bus Book Bags" program, now a joint effort between School Administrative District 75 and the Topsham Public Library,...

  • Topsham manager proposes 8% budget hike

    TOPSHAM — The fiscal 2016 municipal budget proposed by Town Manager Rich Roedner calls for an 8 percent increase over current spending. But the number could change when the Board of Selectmen and Finance Committee deliver their recommendations next month. Residents, who

  • House District 121: Lusk challenges Dill in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Incumbent Democratic state Rep. Cynthia Dill is challenged by Republican Eric B. Lusk in the House District 121 election. Dill has represented Cape Elizabeth for four years. Lusk ran unsuccessfully against Sen. Justin Alfond in 2008 in the state Senate District 8 rac...

  • House District 127: Volk challenges incumbent Flaherty in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The election in House District 127 is between Democratic incumbent Rep. Sean Flaherty and Republican candidate Amy Volk. The district covers coastal Scarborough, including Scarborough Marsh, Pine and Black points, to the borders with Saco and Cape Elizabeth.

  • House District 128: Dell'Olio, Sirocki vie to replace Pendleton

    SCARBOROUGH — Two candidates are running to represent House District 128, which covers a landlocked western portion of town, up against the borders of Gorham, South Portland and Saco. The seat is currently held by Democratic Rep. Peggy Pendleton, who is not seeking a second term....

  • Faced with opposition, Brunswick council spells out police station plan

    BRUNSWICK — The planned location for a new police station – "the worst-kept secret in town" – got an exhaustive airing at Monday night's Town Council meeting. The nearly 90-minute discussion was in response to a petition drive launched by a former city councilor, Kar...

  • People Plus director to leave Brunswick organization

    BRUNSWICK — Susan Cole is resigning as executive director of People Plus late this month. Cole has had the position since July 2009. "It is with both deep regret and profound gratitude for her accomplishments that the Board of Trustees has accepted (Cole's) resignation," Chai...

  • Bath rings in fall with annual Autumnfest event

    BATH — The City of Ships rings in the new season Saturday, Oct. 9, with its annual Autumnfest event. The celebration, presented by Main Street Bath, includes the 12th annual Citizen Involvement Day, which will be held at Waterfront Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and feature food, music ...

  • Bath City Council: 6 candidates for 3 seats

    BATH — City Councilors Mari Huoarti Eosco and Ruthe Pagurko each face contests this year in their re-election bids. Bryce Payne is challenging Eosco for the Ward 5 seat and Cal Stilphen is running against Pagurko in Ward 7. Steve Brackett and Benjamin Burden are the candidates...

  • Critic files complaint against Falmouth Town Council

    FALMOUTH — Frequent Town Council and School Board critic Michael Doyle has filed a formal complaint with the state attorney general's office after council Chairman Tony Payne stopped him from speaking during a public comment portion of the Sept. 27 council meeting. Doyle was criticiz... 1