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  • North Yarmouth incumbent faces Durham challenger in Maine House District 46

    NORTH YARMOUTH — State Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, must fend off a challenge by Durham Republican Paul Chace on Nov. 4  to win a third term in the Maine House of Representatives. The candidates are running in House District 46, a redrawn district that includes North Yarm...

  • Board meeting in Fort Kent angers USM students

    PORTLAND — Some University of Southern Maine students and faculty are angry about a decision to move a University of Maine Board of Trustees vote hundreds of miles away. Students and faculty held a press conference Sept. 12 outside the Abromson Center to ask the Board of Tr...

  • Protesters rally for health care reform

    Hundreds of demonstrators march down Congress Street in Portland on Saturday after a rally in Monument Square in support of a government-run, single payer health care system.

  • Man with hatchet smashes glass at Falmouth businesses

    FALMOUTH — Police say a local man took a hatchet to the entrance door and drive-through window of two Route 1 businesses Monday night. Peter Hamilton, 58, "went on a rampage with a hatchet" at about 9 p.m., shattering the exterior door that led to a lobby with separate inte...

  • Acting manager, Auburn's assistant manager are finalists for Brunswick's top job

    BRUNSWICK — The field of candidates for Brunswick's town manager position has been reduced to two finalists.  Gary Brown, currently the town's acting town manager, and Laurie Smith, the assistant city manager in Auburn, emerged from last week's interview sessions as the Town Coun...

  • Splish splash

    The elite triathletes kick off last Saturday's third annual Zone Urban Epic triathlon with a half-mile swim off Portland's East End Beach. A bike race along Baxter Boulevard followed before ending with a run to the Maine State Pier for more than 300 competitors.

  • Portland council to discuss pier future, waste issues

    PORTLAND — The City Council next week will discuss recent changes at the Riverside Recycling Facility, including what can be dumped for free. The council is also expected to discuss work by the Community Development Committee to develop a recommendation concerning the future of th...

  • Coursey appointed principal of Portland elementary school

    PORTLAND — The school district on Thursday announced the appointment of Beverly Coursey as the new principal of Nathan Clifford Elementary School. Coursey, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership, management and policy from Seton Hall University, previously served as prin...

  • Portland's rental assistance program open to new applicants through July 31

    PORTLAND — After being closed for three years, the Portland Housing Authority has opened its Section 8 housing voucher program to new applicants. Deputy Director Mark Adelson said the opening of the waiting comes at a time when more families are looking for help because they have...

  • Portland society celebrates 200 years of Bible work

    PORTLAND — The Bible Society of Maine is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year with a display at the Portland Public Library and a bicentennial dinner reception. The society, located at 519 Congress St., donates thousands of Bibles each year to Maine prisons, church outreach...