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  • Portland street studies center on better connnections

    PORTLAND — West Commercial Street and Tukey's Bridge are not physically connected. They are connected in concept, though, as a study group seeks public opinion on how both of them can better serve pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • After a wooly start, Portland company expects fleecy future

    PORTLAND — In this case, getting fleeced will have its benefits. Former City Councilor and School Board member Dory Waxman, now the owner of Old Port Wool & Textile Co. at 52 Danforth St., said she is expanding the business with the help of her son, Ben Waxman and former Brian Bo...

  • Dill re-elected to House from Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Democratic incumbent Rep. Cynthia Dill beat Republican challenger Eric Lusk on Tuesday, 2,652 to 1,892, to retain the House District 121 seat. Dill, 45, of Shore Road, is a civil rights lawyer and adjunct instructor at Southern Maine Community College. This will...

  • Cape's council, school results available Wednesday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Clerk Debra Lane said Tuesday evening that the results of the Town Council and School Board election will be made available by Wednesday, Nov. 3. "The state election results will be posted as soon as tonight, but the local race results will be tallied tomorrow,"...

  • Suslovic wins Portland District 3 council race; Duson, Anton re-elected

    PORTLAND — Two years after losing a bid for re-election to an at-large seat, Ed Suslovic was returned to the City Council on Tuesday, this time as the councilor from District 3. Also on Tuesday, At-Large Councilors Jill Duson and John Anton were re-elected. Suslovic, a former ...

  • UPDATE: Palmieri to seek recount as South Portland sends Democrats back to a different Legislature

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four Democratic incumbents won re-election Tuesday, but will return to the Statehouse in a very different environment after the red tide that swept Republicans into the Blaine House and Legislature. But one apparent winner will likely face a recount. According...

  • Recount likely after Graham wins by 33 votes in House District 109

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Democrat Anne Graham narrowly defeated Republican Gary Foster in state House District 109 on Tuesday, 2,132 to 2,099, according to preliminary results. With just 33 votes between them, Foster said Wednesday morning that he will seek a recount. North Yarmouth r...

  • Hendricks elected to Freeport council; 2 votes decide Sewer District race

    FREEPORT — In an election that attracted about 66 percent of the town's registered voters, residents Tuesday elected James Hendricks to an at-large seat on the Town Council. Unofficial results showed Hendricks beat Henry "Chip" Lawrence III 1,969 to 1,182. Hendricks will replace coun...

  • Incumbents, familiar faces take Scarborough board seats

    SCARBOROUGH — Incumbents ruled the day in local elections on Tuesday. Councilors Michael Wood and Judy Roy will return for new three-year terms on the Town Council, with 5,411 and 5,220 votes, respectively. They defeated newcomer Kerry Corthell, who received 3,971 votes in unofficial...

  • Portland Lunch Hop buses stop running

    PORTLAND — Metro has discontinued downtown Lunch Hop bus service. The Lunch Hop was a free ride on Congress Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between Longfellow Square and Exchange Street. Metro directors voted Oct. 27 to discontinue the service, effective Nov. 1. "The rea...