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  • Incumbent Gerzofsky faces 2 challengers in Senate District 24

    BRUNSWICK — Republican Jennifer Johnson and Green Independent Fred Horch are challenging veteran Democratic state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky for his seat in Senate District 24. District 24 includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. Gerzofsky has represented t...

  • Filing deadline Friday for Yarmouth candidates

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers are due back to Town Hall by Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. for the one Town Council seat on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two people have taken out and returned papers as of Tuesday: Joan Dollarhite and Robert Waeldner. Interested candidates must submit 25 signatures ...

  • Yarmouth family hopes to reinvigorate Chebeague Island Inn

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — The Chebeague Island Inn's new owners say they are determined to have it live up to its potential.Casey Prentice, who runs the Prentice Organization real estate development firm in Yarmouth, and his parents, Gerri and Richard, agreed to buy the property from Marth...

  • Freeport Community Services to hold fundraiser

    FREEPORT — As a way to help residents in need and to raise money for Freeport Community Services, the public is invited to a White Nights Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 53 Depot St. There will be appetizers, a cash bar, live jazz and silent and live ...

  • Wolfe's Neck Farm expands DIY series in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Wolfe's Neck Farm Do-It-Yourself series was so popular last year, it has returned with additional classes for beginners and advanced learners. People can make their own bread, scarves, socks, jams and cheese, and can learn about gardening, composting and maple sug...

  • Yarmouth schools set budget schedule, prepare for reduced funding

    YARMOUTH — School officials are working to find savings and plan for the future in light of a nearly $520,000 reduction in state funding this year and an estimated $1.2 million reduction in fiscal 2011. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said the schools have nearly made up...

  • Brunswick councilors frustrated by lack of details on tax deal for Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to return a portion of property taxes to the developer of the Maine Street Station project elicited a near unanimous chorus of frustration from the Town Council on Monday. Most councilors appeared willing to support the so-called credit enhancement provision, w...

  • Free cervical cancer screenings on Saturday

    PORTLAND — Free cervical cancer screenings will be available this month in honor of National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. The screenings will take place Saturday, Jan. 30, at Maine Medical Center Breast Care Center, 100 Campus Drive, Scarborough. The program is being offered by t...

  • Public Utilities Commission delays vote on probe of Casco Bay Lines

    PORTLAND — The Maine Public Utilities Commission wants more information from the public and Casco Bay Lines before it decides whether to open an investigation into last year's fare hikes by the ferry operator. The commission was expected to vote Monday, Jan. 25, on a recommendation f...

  • $63.1M bid to replace Veterans Memorial Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Only three companies submitted bids to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Mark Latti of the Maine Department of Transportation said the lowest bid was submitted by Reed & Reed Construction, which said the project could be completed for $63.1 million. La...