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  • Incumbent Portland independent faces 2-party challenge in House District 40

    PORTLAND — Incumbent state Rep. Benjamin Chipman believes Maine House District 40, encompassing Parkside, West Bayside and the area around the University of Southern Maine, needs its independent voice in the Legislature. Democrat Herb Adams and Republican Mark Lockman are out to prov...

  • At Portland school, music and learning go hand in hand

    PORTLAND — For students at a city elementary school, subjects like math will now sound like music to their ears. Kindergartners at Reiche Elementary School are participating in a music immersion program, as part of a partnership between the school and the Portland Symphony Orche...

  • Vacant Yarmouth Town Council seat attracts 2 newcomers

    YARMOUTH — Two candidates are running for one open seat on the Town Council. Joan Dollarhite and Rob Waeldner are seeking the seat vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day after losing the June 10 Democratic primary in state Senate Distr...

  • Former Falmouth councilor, political newcomer vie for House seat

    FALMOUTH — The election in  House District 44 pits a former town councilor against a carpenter who has never previously run for office. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Mary P. Nelson chose not to seek a fourth term. House District 44 covers most of Falmouth, and wa...

  • Opposing views color House District 42 race in Portland

    PORTLAND — Opposite views abound in the state House District 42 election, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Peter Stuckey is challenged by Republican Marc Lamontagne. "I'm tired of hearing we can't do things because we don't have any money," said Stuckey, 67, who is seeking a fourth te...

  • Cumberland County candidates in uncontested races

    PORTLAND — There are five uncontested elections in November for positions in Cumberland County government. The candidates include four incumbents and one former county commissioner who hopes to regain his seat. District Attorney Republican Stephanie Anderson is runnin...

  • Portland health center gets federal grant

    PORTLAND — The Portland Community Health Center, which operates clinics at 180 Park Ave. and at Preble Street Resource Center, was awarded $206,000 in funding from the federal Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Sen Angus King, I-Maine, announced the grant Sept. 23 as part ...

  • 13 Portland businesses cited for underage liquor sales

    PORTLAND — Thirteen businesses were cited for selling alcohol to minors during police compliance checks from Sept. 3-17. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said police were helped by underage volunteers from Southern Maine Community College in South Portland when visiting 143 stores.

  • Preble Street candidate forums continue

    PORTLAND — Breakfast candidate forums at Preble Street Resource Center will continue Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m., with a visit by independent gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler. The 20th annual “You Don’t Need a Home to Vote” series, organized by Homeless Voices fo...

  • Bikes on the boulevard and beyond

    Portland City Councilor Kevin Donoghue, right, rides with a group of of about 20 people, including three other councilors, Sunday on Baxter Boulevard, part of a  city-wide ride organized by the Bike and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to visit recently built bike routes at Thomps...