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  • Longtime Freeport councilor faces re-election challenge

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Rich DeGrandpre faces one challenger as he seeks his fifth term as town councilor-at-large. Newcomer Bill Rixon hopes to take DeGrandpre's seat on the seven-person council. Two other councilors are also seeking re-election, although they are uncontested: C...

  • Tucker, Holbrook vie for House District 50 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Democrat Ralph Tucker and Republican Mark Holbrook are contesting an open seat in Maine House District 50. Tucker, a longtime Democrat and former political appointee, secured his candidacy after a

  • Residents speak out against music cuts proposed in Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — Dozens of parents, residents, teachers and students on Monday asked the School Committee to reconsider proposed budget cuts in school music and special education. Monday night's public hearing, attended by more than 100 people at the Fred. P. Hall Elementary School, was the fi...

  • Added state funding could reduce cuts, tax impact of Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — The School Department could receive $1.3 million more in state education funding than originally anticipated. Last week, Gov. John Baldacci announced that with state revenues exceeding expectations, he would allocate an additional $20 million in general purpose aid to loca...

  • Job market re-entry: Portland Adult Education graduates 1st WorkReady class

    PORTLAND — Out of work for more than a year, Beth Treadwell decided to polish her resume and job skills through a new program being offered by Portland Adult Education. On Friday, March 5, the 46-year-old South Portland resident was one of 16 graduates of PAE's WorkReady program, whi...

  • Victory

    Scarborough seniors (from left) Christy Manning, Jenn Colpitts and Heather Carrier whoop it up after winning the Class A state championship for the first time Saturday afternoon, 52-32, over Skowhegan. More in sports, page ?

  • Open for business

    Ice and water from the Kennebec River cover the deck and side lot at the Kennebec Tavern on Commercial Street in Bath, following last week's storm. Despite the treacherous looking conditions, the tavern's open flag (and a dry front door) welcomed in patrons.

  • A man with a story to tell

    Maine's District 19 Rep. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, visits Dike Newell Elementary in Bath on Tuesday morning to read to Wanda Brown's 1st grade class. Here, Goodall reads one of his mother's favorite books, "Michael Recycle", by Ellie Bethel. He spoke with the children about the work he is doing ...

  • South Portland PD, Sen. Bliss: Plate scanner compromise too restrictive

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A bill regulating the use of automated license plate scanners is being called too restrictive by South Portland police – the first in Maine to test the technology. The plate readers use cruiser roof-mounted cameras that can read license plate numbers on pa...

  • Bath council hears plan to tackle city’s flooding issues

    BATH — A plan is in the works to minimize flooding issues plaguing several areas of the city. Public Works Director Peter Owen and Stephen Dyer of Ransom Environmental Consultants on Wednesday recommended to the City Council a prioritized series of projects, which are intended t...