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  • Longtime Freeport councilor faces re-election challenge

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Rich DeGrandpre faces one challenger as he seeks his fifth term as town councilor-at-large. Newcomer Bill Rixon hopes to take DeGrandpre's seat on the seven-person council. Two other councilors are also seeking re-election, although they are uncontested: C...

  • Tucker, Holbrook vie for House District 50 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Democrat Ralph Tucker and Republican Mark Holbrook are contesting an open seat in Maine House District 50. Tucker, a longtime Democrat and former political appointee, secured his candidacy after a

  • South Portland Land Trust exploring 'bridge in a backpack' for Long Creek

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The South Portland Land Trust recently received two grants from the Maine Community Foundation to assist its efforts to build a bike and pedestrian bridge over Long Creek. The grants, totalling more than $6,000, will be used to explore new cost effective bridge desig...

  • Effort underway to hold summer fest at Bug Light Park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Resident Edward Rowe recently approached the City Council with an idea: to host a summer event on par with the Yarmouth Clam Festival, a three-day event which organizers say draws about 100,000 attendees a year, rain or shine. The idea has piqued the interest of city...

  • A helping hand

    Sooki learns the ups and downs of skating at Portland's Deering Oaks Pond on Saturday. Heavy rains made for slushy skating on Sunday, but conditions are sure to improve with the approach of much colder weather.

  • Business, hospitality growth highlights for Bath in 2009

    BATH — In a time of economic woes throughout much of the state and country, there's a strong sense of hope in the City of Ships, at least in the eyes of its manager. A new downtown hotel, a new business park phase and an award for Bath's already-celebrated Front Street are a few... 1

  • Brunswick council to seat two new members

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will swear in two new members and choose its leadership during a Jan. 4 inauguration ceremony at Maine Street Station. Suzan Wilson, representing District 3, and John Perreault, of District 4, will join the nine-member board for the first time. At-large Counc...

  • Casco Bay Lines announces new GM

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines announced this morning it has hired a new general manager. Henry 'Hank' Berg will take over management of the ferry service, which provides transportation to Peaks, Cliff, Great Diamond, Little Diamond, Long and Chebeague islands. Berg for the past 9...

  • Cumberland council bans heavy trucks from Mill Road; Debate over Foreside Road project continues

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously on Monday to prohibit heavy commercial trucks from using Mill Road. Town Manager Bill Shane said the change to the town's traffic ordinance was borne from the rezoning along Route 100 several years ago to allow more commercial deve...

  • Bookstore ballad

    Recent National Book Award winner Philip Hoose of Portland, with his wife Sandy St. George, turns a reading of his book "Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice" into a sing-along on Saturday, Dec. 19, at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick.