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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

  • Leaving Brunswick

    U.S. Navy Loadmaster Bryan Little walks the top of a C-130 Hercules during a preflight check on July 25 as Squadron VR-62 redeployed it's last plane from Brunswick Naval Air Station to Jacksonville, Fla., in advance of the 2011 closing of BNAS. The squadron has a few members on duty through August, ...

  • Land trust uses grants for trail development, GIS mapping

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is using nearly $15,000 in grants it recently received to support its conservation program. That program focuses on land protection, education and stewardship to ensure the future of the Kennebec Estuary, as well as to promote the estuary's ...

  • 30th South Portland Art in the Park to add more fun for kids

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Parents are going to find more entertainment options for their children at the 30th annual Art in the Park on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Mill Creek Park. Chinese flower folding has been added to the children's area, which this year will also feature three performances ...

  • Summer events wrap up at Topsham library

    TOPSHAM — A summer of adventure and entertainment organized by Topsham Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department wraps up next month in the Highlands Room of the library at 25 Foreside Road. The 98-minute movie "Race to Witch Mountain" will be screened at...

  • Nomination papers for South Portland elections available at City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents interested in running for elected city offices may pick up nomination papers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. City Council seats representing District 3 and District 4, and School Board seats from District 3, District 4 and District 5 are up for grabs in N...

  • Correction

    A story in the July 24 edition of The Forecaster should have said nomination papers are available in Brunswick for the District 3 School Board seat now held by Eileen Murphy.

  • Bath police, volunteers receive national award

    BATH — The Police Department and Community Policing last month received the National Neighborhood Watch Award of Excellence. The National Sheriffs Association presented the award jointly with the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the NSA 69th annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, F...

  • South Portland, Freeport exits on southbound I-295 close for repairs

    PORTLAND — Motorists in Portland, South Portland and Freeport can expect detours at two exits on Interstate 295. The Department of Transportation has closed the Exit 4 southbound on-ramp from the Veterans Memorial Bridge in South Portland through Tuesday, Sept. 15, while construction ...