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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...

  • Cumberland council mulls borrowing to upgrade senior housing

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is considering a 20-year bond of $600,000 to pay for senior housing heating systems and roofs. The new systems, which would replace those in 30 units at the town-owned Hawthorne Court off Tuttle Road, are long overdue, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday...

  • National GOP has eyes on Maine Senate District 25 contest

    FALMOUTH — A candidate in state Senate District 25 is getting some national attention. Republican Cathy Manchester of Gray was named one of the top "14 in '14" by the Republican State Leadership Committee’s "Right Women, Right Now" campaign. "It’s not som...

  • Former President Clinton to campaign for Michaud in Portland

    PORTLAND — The gubernatorial campaign of U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, D-Maine, hopes to get a boost from former President Bill Clinton in a Sept. 2 rally at the Ocean Gateway terminal. The event is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Registration for the event cl...

  • Council, board candidates set for Nov. 4 Portland ballot

    PORTLAND — What initially promised to be a competitive field of races for city elected offices narrowed when Monday's deadline passed for filing nomination papers. City Council seats in Districts 4 and 5, and a District 4 School Board seat, are in play in November because of decision...

  • Portland panel back at work on Congress Square Park redesign

    PORTLAND — The expanded, and maybe even reinvigorated, Congress Square Redesign Study Group is back at work on a project that has vexed the city for at least six years. "I feel confident we are on a good track," Parkside Neighborhood Association President Frank Turek said Aug. 20, af...

  • Back-to-school beautification in Portland

    Althea Kastelic, an incoming freshman, paints a Casco Bay High School corridor Monday, Aug. 25, in Portland with her mother, Jenny Kastelic, during a two-day beautification project to prepare for the new school year, which begins Sept. 2. Principal Derek Pierce said the school's interior space gr...

  • Portland minimum wage proposal may be ready by October

    PORTLAND — Mayor Michael Brennan said Aug. 20 he favors increasing the minimum wage in the city to $9.50 an hour. His Minimum Wage Advisory Committee will meet Sept. 11 before City Councilors can consider a new ordinance, perhaps in October. The meeting at 4 p.m. in City Hall ...

  • Bath Iron Works lands contract potentially worth more than $100M

    BATH — Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract potentially worth more than $100 million to provide support for the Littoral Combat Ship program. BIW is partnering with General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Austal, CDI and Marinette Marine on the planning yard services co...