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  • Harpswell starts planning for rising sea level

    HARPSWELL — The town is joining several coastal communities in Maine and beyond that are starting to plan for the effects of sea-level rise brought on by global climate change.  To kick off the process, the conservation commission and planning office are planning  an i...

  • Cell phone users urged to join Scarborough alert system

    SCARBOROUGH — With fewer people using landlines, police are trying to update the town's Code Red Emergency Alert system with cell phone numbers. The Code Red system has been in place 10 years and is used to quickly notify large numbers of people about an emergency. Lead dispatch...

  • Rushlau retains 4-county district attorney post

    BATH — After a neck-and-neck election, longtime District Attorney Geoffrey Rushlau emerged the apparent winner of another four-year term. With 74 of 77 precincts reporting in as of Thursday morning, according to unofficial results tabulated by the Bangor Daily News, the Dresden Repub...

  • Scarborough Republican Volk unseats Democrat Boyle in battleground Senate contest

    SCARBOROUGH — Two-term state Rep. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, unseated incumbent first-term Sen. Jim Boyle, D-Gorham, in the Nov. 4 election to represent state Senate District 30. Volk out-polled Boyle 10,089 to 9,128 – a margin of 6 percent – in the district that ...

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  • Democrats sweep House races in Brunswick, Harpswell

    BRUNSWICK — Democratic candidates swept state House seats in Brunswick, Harpswell and West Bath in Tuesday's election, maintaining party control in an area regarded as a Democratic base.  In Brunswick, incumbent Rep. Matthea "Mattie" Daughtry and candidate Ralph Tucker won lands...

  • Harris defeats incumbent Favreau for Brunswick Town Council

    BRUNSWICK — Newcomer Dan Harris unseated long-time town Town Councilor Gerald Favreau on Tuesday to represent District 5. According to unofficial results, Harris received 654 votes to Favreau's 551, winning 54 percent of the vote.   In an uncontested election in District ...

  • Omo, Rogers return to Bath council; 4 charter changes OK'd

    BATH — James Omo and Kyle Rogers, who were unseated from the City Council in recent elections, secured enough votes Tuesday to return to the council. Meanwhile, voters approved four of six proposed amendments to the City Charter. They defeated amendments that would have allowe...

  • Lyons, Douglass win Topsham selectman seats

    TOPSHAM — Board of Selectmen candidate Ruth Lyons, who retired earlier this year as longtime town clerk, received 3,281 votes Tuesday to unseat incumbent Selectman Ronald Riendeau. Incumbent Selectman David Douglass was re-elected with 1,916 votes; Riendeau had 1,766 in the three-way...

  • DeChant, Tepler keep Bath, Topsham House seats for Democrats

    BATH — Incumbent state Rep. Jennifer DeChant, D-Bath, defeated Republican challenger Ryan Daniels Tuesday to win a second term in the House of Representatives. Meanwhile, Democrat Denise Tepler defeated Republican Kim Talbot and Green Independent Daniel Stromgren to secure the state ...