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  • Newcomer challenges incumbent for Brunswick School Board seat

    BRUNSWICK — Incumbent School Board member James Grant is facing a re-election challenge from newcomer Christopher Watkinson for at three-year term representing District 5 in east Brunswick. Two other candidates are running in uncontested races: incumbent at-large board member William...

  • Long-time town clerk challenges incumbent Topsham selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Incumbents David Douglass and Ronald Riendeau are challenged by the former town clerk, Ruth Lyons, in their bids for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors election, meanwhile, is uncontested, with three candidates fo...

  • Coat drive, holiday events begin this weekend at L.L. Bean in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Visitors to Freeport this weekend can witness the annual lighting of one of the largest Christmas trees in the state, and can make a difference in a senior citizen's life by donating a new or used winter coat. L.L. Bean, Triad and the

  • Online survey aims to combat illegal drinking, drug use by Portland students

    PORTLAND — Portland residents are being asked to fill out an online questionnaire about their perceptions of alcohol use by students. The survey, which closes...

  • Competition ousts 20-year Christmas tree tradition in North Deering

    PORTLAND — For the last 20 years, the Storey family has sold Christmas trees at Lib's Dairy Treats near the Northgate Shopping Center in North Deering. But the neighborhood tradition started in the mid-1980s by the late Lloyd Storey, a well-known Westbrook firefighter and busines... 5

  • Input sought on Scarborough economic development

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. and the Scarborough Community Chamber are seeking comments on the draft of their Economic Development Vision and Plan. A year-long joint...

  • 2 in a row

    The Scarborough boys' soccer team celebrated its second straight Class A championship and its third in five seasons on Saturday, Nov. 7. The Red Storm beat Brunswick, 2-1. Story in Sports, Page 15.

  • Land trust to host wind power talk in Bath

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust's fall lecture series will conclude with a talk on wind power at the Maine Maritime Museum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Beth Nagusky, co-chairwoman of the Governor's Ocean Energy Task Force and director of the Office of Innovation and Assista...

  • Red Cross to host unemployment forum

    TOPSHAM — The Mid-Coast chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a community forum, "Responding to Vocational Disaster," at its Community Drive headquarters from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18. The forum will feature strategies for people who feel in danger of losi...

  • Topsham to hold development forum

    TOPSHAM — Topsham Development and town staff will host a presentation next week on economic development challenges and opportunities. The economic development forum will be held at the Topsham Municipal Building from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16. The forum will focus on the econ...