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  • Siblings challenge Portland School Board incumbents

    PORTLAND — All three School Board members whose terms are expiring are seeking re-election in November. So far, two of them have potential challengers in a pair of brother-and-sister candidates. Nominating petitions became available June 30. As of July 24, several candidates h...

  • Portland poised to acquire 43 acres to protect Capisic Brook

    PORTLAND — A proposed $800,000 land deal off Warren Avenue could hasten improvements to Capisic Brook, one of the city's longest waterways. On Monday, Aug. 3, the City Council will vote on the purchase of 42.5 acres of land behind Happy Wheels and other businesses in the 300 blo...

  • Police charge teenager in Bath school vandalism

    BATH — Police arrested a 17-year-old boy Tuesday morning in connection with vandalism at the Fisher-Mitchell School. Following up on several leads, police said they arrested the boy at 10:15 a.m. and charged him with aggravated criminal mischief and burglary. Police respo...

  • Man faces charges in Bath stabbing

    BATH — Police have charged a man living at 734 Middle St. with stabbing another resident Sunday night. James M. Manley, 51, was charged with elevated aggravated assault. Police said a 40-year-old man entered the Police Department lobby at 11:24 p.m. Sunday with multiple s...

  • Yarmouth firm to conduct search for Topsham manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 16 to hire a Yarmouth company to aid in the search for a new town manager. Selectman Don Russell said the town sent requests for proposals to five firms and heard back from three. The Maine Municipal Association submitted ...

  • Freeport councilor, lawyer's opinion deflect conflict-of-interest claim

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Sept. 14 forgave a portion of a loan to the Freeport Community Center, but not before one councilor's affiliation with the center raised questions about the decision. Councilor Sara Gideon, who sits on the FCS board of trustees, was one of four cou...

  • Freeport Sewer District picks chairman for paid job

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District Board of Trustees has added a part-time, paid general manager and voted 4-0 to appoint Chairman Leland Arris to the job. The action, taken by the board on Monday, Sept. 20, has at least one resident and one board member questioning the board's motives.

  • Falmouth Land Trust brings raptors to annual meeting

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Land Trust has invited some special guests to celebrate its 30th year – winged guests. The non-profit organization Wind Over Wings, from Connecticut, will present a live raptor show from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the University of Maine Fou...

  • Woodfords Club to host candidates

    PORTLAND — Six gubernatorial candidates, or their representatives, will be at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodford St., on Friday, Oct., 1 for a candidates night. The event is sponsored by Maine Successful Thinkers and is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5. A dinner befo...

  • Conference on Sudan this weekend

    PORTLAND — Leaders of Maine's Sudanese community are sponsoring an all-day conference Saturday, Sept. 25. about the future of the war-torn African country. The conference will focus on a referendum scheduled for Jan. 9, 2011, to decide whether southern Sudan will become its own count...