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  • Incumbent Gerzofsky faces 2 challengers in Senate District 24

    BRUNSWICK — Republican Jennifer Johnson and Green Independent Fred Horch are challenging veteran Democratic state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky for his seat in Senate District 24. District 24 includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. Gerzofsky has represented t...

  • Filing deadline Friday for Yarmouth candidates

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers are due back to Town Hall by Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. for the one Town Council seat on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two people have taken out and returned papers as of Tuesday: Joan Dollarhite and Robert Waeldner. Interested candidates must submit 25 signatures ...

  • Bath native returns to discuss city's Jewish heritage

    BATH — He grew up in the City of Ships more than 60 years ago, early enough to know the first generation of Jewish immigrants who eked out a living for themselves in the Mid-Coast. Next weekend, Nathan Cogan will return to his native city to discuss the culture of his kinsmen. Ac...

  • Brunswick, Topsham take different approaches to dissuading river swimmers

    After the drowning death of Brian Jewett last month, Brunswick and Topsham officials approved new signs discouraging Androscoggin River swimmers from jumping off the Swinging Bridge, the walking span connecting the two towns. The Topsham Board of Selectmen on Sept. 3 unanimously ap...

  • Update: Investigators probe cause of recycling business blaze in Topsham

    West Bath firefighters battle the Wednesday morning blaze at Grimmel Industries in Topsham.

  • Report suggests $2.8M in upgrades for Freeport athletic fields

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night received an evaluation that suggests spending nearly $3 million to upgrade athletic facilities throughout town. Councilors sent the recommendation to a new Recreational Field Use Committee, which will analyze the town's needs. ...

  • Falmouth seeks uses for Foreside Road property bought at a premium

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council wants residents to help compile a wish list of uses for property at 260 Foreside Road that the town purchased more than two years ago for $261,000 more than its assessed value. The town purchased the 3.3 acres, often referred to as the former Brown prop... 1

  • Falmouth, Freeport organizations remember 9/11 with special events

    A couple of local organizations have events planned on Friday to commemorate the eighth anniversary of 9/11. Arthur Frederiksen, director of American Legion Post 164 on Depot Road in Falmouth, has organized a commemora...

  • Playtime paradise

    Portland last week officially opened the William A. Goodman Playspace at Deering Oaks Park, where kids can run, jump, rock, slide, swing and climb. Here, 2-year-old Finn gets a little help from his mother jumping off a rocking lobster. The play area, named after the city engineer who designed the pa...

  • No contests in Freeport elections a day before deadline for nominations

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers for seats on the Town Council, Water District Board of Trustees and Sewer District Board of Trustees were due Wednesday, Sept. 9, but by Tuesday afternoon, not all papers had been returned. There are three council seats up for election in November. Incumbent Di...