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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...

  • Incumbent Strang Burgess wins 3-way race in House District 108

    CUMBERLAND — Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, won a third term in state House District 108 Tuesday. According to preliminary results from Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island and Long Island, Strang Burgess received 3,082 votes, defeating Democrat Thomas Gruber, wh...

  • Knight wins Brunswick Town Council contest

    BRUNSWICK — Town Councilor Margo Knight retained her District 6 seat on Tuesday. Knight defeated challenger Scott Taylor, 449-303, to earn a second term. She was originally appointed in 2007 to fill a vacancy. There were two unc...

  • Webster, Gerzofsky win re-election to Legislature

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Democratic Rep. David C. Webster will keep the House District 106 seat for a fourth term. He was challenged by Republican William Greene in the race to represent Freeport and a portion of Pownal.

  • Ellis unseats Brunswick School Board incumbent Watson

    BRUNSWICK — Challenger Rich Ellis defeated incumbent Byron Watson for the District 1 School Board seat on Tuesday The vote was 623-486. Brenda Clough, a first-time candidate, was uncontested for the District 2 seat and incu...

  • Biddeford voters take 1st step toward racino, Scarborough Downs move

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters in Biddeford approved a racino proposal Tuesday that could result in Scarborough Downs moving to the York County city. While unofficial vote tallies showed the proposal passed 4,636 to 3,244, the project will still need a change in state law. "We're very e... 1

  • Legion to honor service members with Blue Star banners

    YARMOUTH — A local American Legion post wants to honor active service members in the area with a Blue Star Banner program. Anderson-Mayberry Post 91 is one of many posts to adopt the program, and its members plan to present the banners to service families in Cumberland, North Yarmout...

  • RSU 5 board approves leadership teams over teacher objections

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 trustees unanimously approved stipend leadership positions at each school in the district on Oct. 27, despite concerns from high school teachers and the teachers union president. The vote was 10-0 with Freeport trustee Cori Holt absent. Curric...

  • Shake 'n' vote

    Candidates greet voters just inside the doors at the Italian Heritage Center in Portland on Election Day. Waiting their turns while state House candidate Anne Haskell shakes a hand are House candidate Justin Alfond; representatives for Senate candidate Peter Doyle and School Committee candidate L...