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  • Senate District 24 candidates speak out at Brunswick forum

    BRUNSWICK — Candidates in a three-way race for state Senate District 24 on Wednesday spoke about a wide range of issues including welfare, taxes, the minimum wage and partisan politics during an election forum held in the Brunswick Town Office. Democrat Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, who is ru...

  • Where to vote Nov. 4 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For the first time in a decade, South Portland voters might find themselves reporting to new polling locations on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 4. Though the locations themselves have not changed, electoral district lines were altered earlier this year, meaning th...

  • Portland urges landlords to take advantage of rehab program

    PORTLAND — The city wants owners of multi-unit buildings to take advantage of new funding it has to help them spruce up their properties. The city's Housing and Neighborhood Services Division plans to offer low-interest loans of up to $15,000 per unit to apartment building owners int...

  • An hour is an hour is an hour: Time-based trade network creates cash-free economy

    PORTLAND — Charlene Roberts Erlebach's eyes brightened when she recalled her wedding day. “The flower girl baskets were just beautiful, with little ribbons and rosettes, they were so pretty,” the Brunswick bride gushed. “We actually did pictures twice, once on the ...

  • Jewish groups offer reward for arrest of Portland cemetery vandals

    PORTLAND — The Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine and Anti-Defamation League New England Region are offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of vandals who painted swastikas on headstones at a local cemetery. The vandalism at Mount Carmel Cemetery, on H...

  • Innkeepers cut rates to benefit Habitat for Humanity

    FREEPORT — As a way to promote spring travel and help support Habitat for Humanity, local inns will slash their rates in April and May. The program is in its seventh year and has been a g...

  • New Veterans Memorial Bridge due by July 2012

    PORTLAND — Plans to replace the Veterans Memorial Bridge between Portland and South Portland were unveiled by the Maine Department of Transportation on Feb. 4 at Mercy Hospital's Fore River campus. The $63 million replacement bridge will be taller than the existing structure, wi...

  • 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...