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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...

  • Sirocki announces run for Maine house

    SCARBOROUGH — Heather Sirocki announced this week she will run for the House District 128 seat currently held by Peggy Pendleton, D-Scarborough. Sirocki, who is a dent...

  • Merrymeeting Bay bike tour returns Saturday

    TOPSHAM — The eighth annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay on Saturday, Aug. 14, offers 25- and 50-mile rides along water views and scenic vistas in Topsham, Bowdoinham, Richmond, Dresden, Woolwich, Bath, West Bath and Brunswick. Proceeds from the rides help support Topsham’s He...

  • SAD 75 readies new elementary, high school classroom models

    TOPSHAM — Among changes in School Administrative District 75 in the 2010-11 school year will be a full-day teacher program in kindergarten, Superintendent Mike Wilhelm said last week. Elementary schools across the district have run a program where kindergarten students work with...

  • Maine Highland Games move to Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The 32nd annual Maine Highland Games will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 21. After being held for two decades at Thomas Point Beach in Brunswick, the games have moved to facilitate expanded activity. The fairgrounds are 1.2 miles from Interstate 2...

  • Missing woman's friend arrested on drug charge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Akeen Cruz, 20, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested Tuesday, Aug. 10, by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and charged with trafficking in crack cocaine and violating the conditions of his release. According to the Scarborough Police Department, Cruz is the boyfriend of ...

  • Cape condo project provides homes for baby-boomers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Construction of Eastman Meadows, the town's first new condominium complex in a dozen years, is underway. "From 1998 to the present there have been zero condominiums built," Town Planner Maureeen O'Meara said. "...

  • Cape council sets public hearing on pay-per-bag proposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on Sept. 13 to give residents the chance to discuss a proposed pay-per-bag trash disposal system. The council and the Recycling Committee continued their discussion of the plan in a workshop on Monday, Aug. 9. Th...

  • Scarborough councilors to consider Charter changes

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council will consider amendments to the Town Charter at its meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Many of the changes are clerical and for clarification purposes. However there are several substantive changes, including the addition of a provision that would give resi...