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  • Scarborough Sanitary District race draws 4 candidates

    SCARBOROUGH — Four candidates are vying for three seats on the Sanitary District Board of Trustees on the Nov. 4 ballot. Newcomer Ronald Bonneau is challenging incumbents Robert McSorley, Charles Andreson and Jason Greenleaf. Ronald Bonneau Bonneau is a native of Main...

  • Topsham birth center celebrates accreditation

    TOPSHAM — The Birth Center at Northern Sun, a 53 Main St. facility that serves the Mid-Coast and southern Maine, is now Maine's only accredited provider of out-of-hospital births. Certification from the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers means high-quality care is give...

  • Cape Elizabeth farm owner donates land for public use

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The farmland where resident Peter Eastman spent his summers will now be permanently preserved for recreational, agricultural and educational purposes. Eastman granted a conservation easement on the property to the

  • Incumbent Scarborough councilors face pair of challengers

    SCARBOROUGH — Political newcomers Michael Hoglund and Jessica Holbrook are challenging two incumbent town councilors, Carol Rancourt and Richard Sullivan, in the Nov. 3 election. Incumbents Nicola Rico and Benedetto Viola are running uncontested for the Scarborough Sanitary Distri...

  • State board hears appeal of Maine Mall tax bill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The state Board of Property Tax Review was scheduled to hear testimony this week in an appeal involving hundreds of thousands of tax dollars that have already been spent by the city. The 15-member panel, which hears tax appeals on non-residential property with an ass...

  • 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, ...