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  • Longtime Freeport councilor faces re-election challenge

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Rich DeGrandpre faces one challenger as he seeks his fifth term as town councilor-at-large. Newcomer Bill Rixon hopes to take DeGrandpre's seat on the seven-person council. Two other councilors are also seeking re-election, although they are uncontested: C...

  • Tucker, Holbrook vie for House District 50 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Democrat Ralph Tucker and Republican Mark Holbrook are contesting an open seat in Maine House District 50. Tucker, a longtime Democrat and former political appointee, secured his candidacy after a

  • 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...

  • North Yarmouth to celebrate ‘homegrown’ Fun Day

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth's annual Fun Day celebration has been going strong for more than 25 years, and it's back this weekend with a "homegrown" theme. "We are sort of looking at what's going on around us in our state, and in our country, and seeing that pe...