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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 ...

  • Portland Pipe Line switch means new stacks on South Portland waterfront

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Portland Pipe Line's vessel unloading pier near Bug Light Park in South Portland is slated to become the company's vessel loading area when it reverses the flow of crude oil from Montreal in the next two years.  The operational shift is not expected to change th...

  • Portland schools confront unexpectedly large elementary class sizes

    PORTLAND — Increasing enrollments have prompted the School Committee to explore developing a formal policy on class sizes. Last week, the committee approved an additional elementary school teacher and hired three education technicians as short-term relief for what school official...

  • 'Don't stay home without it': Unlikely trio develops fall-prevention aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Because of a neuromuscular disorder, Alice James has had some spectacular falls. Her body goes rigid and spastic, propelling her through the air and onto her head, jamming her skull into her spinal column. Once she was knocked unconscious for 25 minutes and broke her ...

  • Sea Bags of Maine expands to Freeport; hand-crafted totes made from recycled sails

    FREEPORT — Ten years ago, Hannah Kubiak and Beth Shissler opened their store in Portland not knowing if their tote bags made from recycled sails would resound with the public.

  • Running for the fallen

    Neil Amidon of York reaches out on Route 77 in Cape Elizabeth to touch a poster honoring Army National Guard Capt. Patrick D. Damon of Falmouth, who died on June 15, 2006, at age 41 while stationed in Bagram, Afghanistan. Amidon, a dentist from York, was taking part in Sunday's 59-mile "Run for the ...

  • A formal farewell at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — The Navy bid farewell last week to decades in the sky above Maine.

  • Crime busters

    A length of crime scene tape provided the ribbon for area police chiefs and law enforcement officials who opened the new Metropolitan Regional Crime Lab on Wednesday at the Portland Police Department. The $1.5 million forensics lab will be used by officers from Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Portland, Sc...

  • Scarborough development agency wants design standards enforced for Marden's

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. wants the Planning Board to uphold the town's design standards when the board considers an application from Marden's Surplus & Salvage to occupy the former Wal-Mart building on Payne Road. There is added pressure on Scarboro...