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  • Watson, McCreight vie for open seat in House District 51

    HARPSWELL — Republican Byron Watson and Democrat Joyce "Jay" McCreight are contesting an open seat in state House District 51, which includes Harpswell, West Bath, and a sliver of east Brunswick. The two candidates have different views on how they will repre...

  • Newcomer challenges incumbent for Brunswick School Board seat

    BRUNSWICK — Incumbent School Board member James Grant is facing a re-election challenge from newcomer Christopher Watkinson for at three-year term representing District 5 in east Brunswick. Two other candidates are running in uncontested races: incumbent at-large board member William...

  • Frigid fundraisers in Bath

    The temperature on Front Street in downtown Bath was 9 degrees when 40 participants took off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30, in a run/walk to raise money for Doctors Without Borders and Haiti earthquake relief. Phil Coyne, left in orange, organized the event in less than a week with support from Per...

  • Topsham library announces art winners

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of Topsham Public Library have announced the second annual Joy of Art winners. They include Ed McCartan for oil; Will Wilkoff for watercolor; Lois Goldstone for pastel; Harriet Lindemann for mixed media and Judith L...

  • Testing offered for 2010 Census employment

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents interested in 2010 Census employment are encouraged to attend applicant testing by the U.S. Census Bureau at the Scarborough Public Library. To register for a testing session, call the bureau at 866-861-2010. The test takes a half hour and an application may b...

  • Scarborough legislators to hold office hours

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Peggy Pendleton and Sean Flaherty will hold office hours Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kitchen & Cork, 400 Expedition Drive. The hours are an informal way for constituents to voice their opinions and concerns with the two Democratic legis...

  • Herbie, Yarmouth's giant elm, determined to be 217 years old

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Forest Service says Herbie, the town's massive Elm tree, was 217 years old when it was cut down Jan. 19. Herbie's rings were counted by Peter Lammert of the Maine Forest Service. Lammert estimated upon first review that the tree was 212. On Jan. 29, the fore...

  • South Portland enacts moratorium on marijuana dispensaries

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night approved a 180-day moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries and accepted more than $310,000 in Homeland Security grants. The council also approved a plan to designate Officer Frank Stepnick as a computer crimes investigator for th...

  • Freeport students, school staff simulate hiking Appalachian Trail

    FREEPORT — Students at the Mast Landing Middle School are getting outdoors this winter, hiking the equivalent of the Appalachian Trail. As they record the time they spend doing winter activities – sledding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking – the...

  • Police pull no punches in drug awareness talk with Cape Elizabeth parents

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Parents shook their heads with disbelief Tuesday afternoon as Community Liaison Officer Mark Dorval explained slang terms for marijuana and demonstrated how household items can be used to transport and hide drugs. In a drug and alcohol awareness workshop at Cape...