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  • Portland School Board at-large candidates not unfamiliar

    PORTLAND — The race for an open at-large seat on the School Board features a pair of familiar faces: a candidate who ran unsuccessfully for the board last year and a former state representative.  The seat has been vacant since Elizabeth Brooks stepped down in January, and t...

  • Cause of Portland fire can't be determined

    PORTLAND — The cause of a fire that heavily damaged a home at 40 Deering Ave. on Sept. 16 will remain undetermined, Fire Department spokesman Tim Nangle said Sept. 17. "Investigators have been unable to determine a cause due to the extent of the damage," Nangle said of the three-alar...

  • Correction

    Martha Brant's first name was reported incorrectly in a Page 3 story last week about a Harpswell dispute over placement of a wharf.

  • Filing deadline arrives for Cape Elizabeth candidates

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With nomination papers due at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, time is almost up for candidates hoping to be on the Nov. 4 town ballot. Two Town Council seats and two on the School Board are up for election this year. As of Thursday, enough candidates had filed to fill each p...

  • S.P. delays vote on waste collection changes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council Wednesday repealed a superfluous moratorium on tar sands development in the city, and tabled action on amending the city's waste collection system to include some condominiums and apartment buildings.  Although councilors previously passed ...

  • GOP loses 2 House candidates in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Republican candidates in state House District 31 and District 32 have withdrawn, leaving the districts' incumbent Democratic representatives unopposed in the Nov. 4 election. Stephen Popp on Wednesday said has withdrawn his candidacy in District 31. State electi...

  • 7 candidates file for 3 seats on Scarborough Town Council

    SCARBOROUGH — All sitting councilors and board members are seeking re-election in November. There are four challengers for three Town Council seats. Barring write-ins, two School Board incumbents will be unopposed. Candidates had until Wednesday, Sept. 3, to file nominati...

  • Scarborough cell tower growth remains a tough sell

    SCARBOROUGH — Planning Board members and residents are still hesitant to adopt a zoning ordinance that would allow more cellular phone towers. The Town Council held a workshop Wednesday with two members of the Planning Board to discuss Town Planner Dan Bacon's proposed tweaks to...

  • State grant to fund Cape Elizabeth storm-water management study

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town will use a $16,500 grant to conduct a storm-water study recommended in the Town Center Plan. The town was awarded the grant Aug. 12 by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Wildlife, and Forestry through the Municipal Planning Assistance Program. ...

  • Scarborough to vote on borrowing more than $1M

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters on Nov. 4 will decide bond referendums to fund revaluation of the town and acquisition of a new fire truck. Town councilors voted unanimously in favor of putting both items on the ballot in their meeting Wednesday. The fire truck would require borrowi...