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  • Obama calls for hope, and votes, at Michaud rally in Portland

    President Barack Obama joins hands with Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud on Thursday during a rally supporting Michaud's gubernatorial bid against incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and independent challenger Eliot Cutler. Obama headlined the rally, which drew 3,000 people to the Portlan...

  • Land Trust raises $500K to purchase Scarborough farm

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Land Trust recently announced that it has met the $500,000 fundraising goal it had set to purchase the Benjamin Farm property on Pleasant Hill Road. The trust plans to purchase ...

  • Russell edges Morris to win Topsham selectman seat

    TOPSHAM — Donald Russell defeated James Morris Tuesday in a bid for one open seat on the Board of Selectmen. Russell edged Morris by a vote of 2,096 to 1,899. He will fill the seat being vacated by Selectman Michelle Derr, who chose not to seek re-election. Meanwhile,...

  • Political newcomers elected to Freeport Sewer District

    FREEPORT — With a voter turnout of 65 percent, three new members of the Sewer District Board of Trustees were elected Tuesday in the town's only contested election. The newcomers include fire Chief Darell Fournier, civil engineer Art Colvin and college student Leland Arris III. Fourni...

  • Brunswick voters unseat Daughtry, elect Wilson, King, Perreault

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will have a significantly different ideological slant come January, after voters on Tuesday elected three candidates with strong backing from the business community.  In perhaps the most watched race, at-large Councilor Joanne King easily defeated Council...

  • South Portland buries effort to ban dogs from Willard Beach

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected an ordinance that would have eliminated year-round, off-leash access for dogs on Willard Beach and banned them completely for six months in the summer. City Clerk Sue Mooney said that 63 percent, or 11,611, of the city's 18...

  • North Yarmouth approves all 4 charter amendments

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Voters on Tuesday approved all four amendments to the Town Charter. Question 1 passed 1,669 to 206, Question 2 by 1,510 to 363, Question 3 by 1,388 to 455 and Question 4 by 1,069 to 774. Voter turnout was 63 percent. Perhaps the most pivot...

  • Freeport, state environmental agencies work to find pollution solutions at Wolfe's Neck Farm

    FREEPORT — Members of the Wolfe's Neck Farm Foundation said they are committed to working with the town, the state and the Freeport Shellfish Commission to find solutions to pollution caused by manure runoff into the clam flats of Casco Bay. In a public meeting last Thursday, members of the W...

  • Getting on the roll

    Portland election worker Joanne Jones, right, watches as Reid Emmerich registers to vote Tuesday at his poling place in District 1.

  • Portland council OKs financing for Congress St. project, orders demolition of Washington Ave. building

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday gave the developer of a historic Congress Street building a tax break, saying renovation of the building could lead to rejuvenation of a depressed section of downtown. At the same meeting, councilors ordered another developer to demolish the Was...