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  • Cape Elizabeth woman, 65, dies in kitchen fire

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 65-year-old woman died Friday when a fire broke out in the kitchen at her 75 Starboard Drive home. Lamy Alkurdy was identified as the victim Friday night by Sgt. Joel Davis of the Office of the State Fire Marshal. Alkurdy will be examined by the medical...

  • Portland-area schools get grants from ecomaine

    PORTLAND — Nonprofit waste management company ecomaine awarded nearly $20,000 in educational grants to southern Maine schools to foster sustainability and recycling efforts. Erik Street, a member of the ecomaine board of directors who chairs its recycling committee, said in a press r...

  • Panel rejects bill to help establish SMCC at Brunswick base

    BRUNSWICK — A short legislative session, combined with state lawmakers' aversion to bills with fiscal notes, has all but doomed a proposed bill to aid Southern Maine Community College's new campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The Legislative Council last week denied acceptance of ...

  • Developer says Brunswick base housing could become rentals if he can't own land

    BRUNSWICK — Auburn developer George Schott said this week that he could be forced to turn all of the 702 military housing units at Brunswick Naval Air Station into rentals, including those on McKeen Street, if he doesn't get assurances that he'll soon own the land beneath them. Meanwh... 2

  • Brunswick council OKs urban chickens

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to allow some downtown residents to keep up to six backyard chickens. The council on Monday also unanimously voted to ask town staff and the Recycling and Sustainability Committee to create a policy statement on municipal and school act...

  • Freeport-Pownal-Durham RSU works on 3-year plan

    FREEPORT — After receiving grants to develop a strategic plan for the district, Regional School Unit 5 is gathering information from students, staff and community on how to strengthen its schools. The grant was provided by

  • South Portland's Willard Beach: Seaside sandbox or litter box for dogs? Voters to decide

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Election Day, residents will decide whether to severely limit dogs on Willard Beach. The referendum facing voters on Nov. 3 would ban dogs from the beach from April 15 to Oct. 15 and only allow them between Oct. 16 and April 14 if they are leashed. ...

  • Distinct choices in District 3 for South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are three candidates vying to replace incumbent City Councilor Jim Soule in

  • Portland flu clinics postponed

    PORTLAND — The four remaining city-sponsored flu clinics have been postponed because shipments of the vaccine have been delayed. The postponed vaccination clinics were scheduled for Oct. 22 at St. Pius X Church, Oct. 26 at the Allen Avenue Unitarian Universalist Church, Oct. 27 at...

  • Falmouth School Board, expecting budget cuts, asks public to rate programs

    FALMOUTH — With the looming possibility of more state funding reductions and a further curtailment that would squeeze the pared-down school budget, the School Board will begin a series of dialogs with the public to determine what programs and activities are most important to the community.