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  • Newcomer challenges incumbent for Brunswick School Board seat

    BRUNSWICK — Incumbent School Board member James Grant is facing a re-election challenge from newcomer Christopher Watkinson for at three-year term representing District 5 in east Brunswick. Two other candidates are running in uncontested races: incumbent at-large board member William...

  • Long-time town clerk challenges incumbent Topsham selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Incumbents David Douglass and Ronald Riendeau are challenged by the former town clerk, Ruth Lyons, in their bids for re-election to the Board of Selectmen. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors election, meanwhile, is uncontested, with three candidates fo...

  • $100K on the line, online, for Portland school principal

    PORTLAND — A city high school principal has a one-in-six chance of landing his school $100,000. Derek Pierce, who has been principal at Casco Bay High School since it was founded nine years ago, has been nominated for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s Larry O’Too...

  • Portland School Board District 4 election draws 1st-time candidates

    PORTLAND — Two newcomers are squaring off for the School Board seat in District 4, and an incumbent seeking a third term is unopposed in District 5. The District 4 seat, which covers the area from Back Cove to Stevens and Allen avenues, was previously held by Justin Co...

  • African festival coming to Portland church

    PORTLAND — African culture and food will be celebrated Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church, 65 Mellen St. Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland spokesman Dave Guthro said in a press release the 5-9 p.m. festival will include traditional dishes from Burundi, Rwanda and...

  • Climbing for a cause in Portland

    Lt. Will Owen, of Yarmouth Fire-Rescue, climbs the stairs at One Monument Square in Portland on Sunday as part of a 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. About 60 participants, including two dozen firefighters from throughout New England, scaled 11 floors 10 times for a total of 110 floors – the ...

  • Governor sees state's stock rising with Maine-branded NASCAR ride

    PORTLAND — Alongside logos for nationally known brands like Hertz Rent-a-Car and Toyota, emblems for the state of Maine and several of its local companies will be seen zipping around a Kentucky racetrack this month at 185 mph. NASCAR driver Austin Theriault on Friday morning unveiled...

  • LePage skips candidates forum on heating fuel in Portland

    PORTLAND — An energy forum billed as the first time Maine’s three candidates for governor would speak in the same place did not come off as planned Friday. Republican Gov. Paul LePage abruptly declined to participate in the forum about policy on home heating, energy and the env...

  • Night paving to close part of Franklin Street in Portland

    PORTLAND — Nightly paving work will close a lane of Franklin Street for nearly two weeks beginning Sunday, Sept. 14. Crews will be milling and repaving the arterial from Fox and Somerset streets to Middle Street from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. Franklin Street will be restricted to two lanes of tr...

  • Scarborough neighborhood a new strategy for Habitat for Humanity

    SCARBOROUGH — Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland could break ground as soon as this winter on its largest project to date, a 13-home affordable neighborhood at 75 Broadturn Road. Representatives from Habitat, the ...