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  • South Portland partners for benchmark Internet service

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city on Monday announced a partnership with Biddeford-based GWI to provide high-speed Internet service to city offices, businesses, and eventually residents. Trevor Jones, director of marketing and product development for

  • Halfway Rock Light auction closes with highest bid ever for Maine lighthouse

    HARPSWELL — The auction of Halfway Rock Light has closed with a high bid of $283,000. If accepted by the federal government, it would be the highest winning bid ever for a Maine lighthouse. The bid trumps the previous high of $190,000 in 2010 for Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse at...

  • Water district election in Cape Elizabeth, South Portland depends on write-in votes

    Unless someone mounts a write-in campaign in the closing days before the Nov. 3 election, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth may have to call a special election to find someone to represent the communities on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees. If not, residents will be withou...

  • Cape Elizabeth Town Council election lures 7 candidates for 4 seats

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters will elect four town councilors on Nov. 3 and have seven candidates to choose from. There are three, three-year terms to fill, plus the final year of a vacated three-term to finish. Town Council Chairman Jim Rowe and Councilors David Backer and Sara Lennon are completi...

  • Topsham Board of Selectmen candidates agree on referendum questions

    TOPSHAM — They may be separated in age by nearly 50 years, but Donald Russell and James Morris expressed similar thoughts on several questions posed to them during a public forum on Wednesday, including their opinions on two controversial state referendum issues. The one-hour fo...

  • Bath police investigate robbery at Cumberland Farms

    BATH — Police are looking for the man who robbed a Route 1 convenience store Monday night, Oct. 19. Officers responded to an alarm at Cumberland Farms at 10:30 p.m. They said the suspect is a white male in his 40s and between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, with a slender build. He ...

  • Topsham selectmen approve amended language for Swinging Bridge warning sign

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved amended language Oct. 15 for a multi-purpose warning sign that will stand near the Swinging Bridge to discourage swimmers. Initial draft language, provided by Nancy Randolph, secretary treasurer of SaveOurSwingingBridge.Org, ...

  • Well-known Brunswick resident dies in single-car crash

    BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick native known by police and town councilors alike died Tuesday night after his 1993 Chevrolet van struck a tree on Woodward Point Road. Police found Alvah Luce, 62, of Harpswell Road, in his vehicle around 8 p.m., about a quarter-mile from his camp on Chase Lan... 1

  • Board sends Comp Plan to Cumberland council

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board voted Tuesday sent a new draft Comprehensive Plan to the Town Council "with enthusiastic recommendation," Town Planner Carla Nixon said. A few changes are still to be incorporated into the document, such as the encouraged use of alternati...

  • Family Fall Festival in Freeport

    Caroline Davis and Thomas Bartlett, both 2, of Falmouth, take a "test drive" on a John Deere tractor during the Family Fall Festival at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport on Saturday, Oct. 17.