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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...

  • Trust raises almost $1M to buy islands off Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The Maine Coast Heritage Trust is poised to take ownership of The Goslings, a group of small islands near Harpswell in Casco Bay, after successfully raising $925,000 to buy and conserve the land.  The state-wide land conservation nonprofit has spent

  • Topsham state House race draws 3 candidates

    TOPSHAM — Candidates from three parties are vying this fall for the state House seat being vacated by Rep. Andrew Mason, D-Topsham. Republican Kim Talbot of West Schoolhouse Crossing Road is competing against Democrat Denise Tepler of Homeplace and Green Independent Daniel Stromgren ...

  • 2 uncontested races for Bath City Council

    BATH — Barring write-in campaigns, two of the four open seats on the City Council will be uncontested in November. The deadline for candidates to file nomination papers was Sept. 16. City Councilors Meadow Merrill, David Sinclair and Andrew Winglass are not running again for t...

  • Waving goodbye to summer in Scarborough

    Portland resident Tim Myers prepares to enter the water after sunset Monday, Sept. 22, at Higgins Beach in Scarborough to catch the last waves of the summer during the dwindling light. The autumnal equinox occurred later that night at 10:29 p.m. Two days of strong winds on Sunday and Monday creat...

  • South Portland House race draws 3-candidate field

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Three candidates are competing for the open seat to represent House District 33 in the state Legislature. Democrat Rosemarie De Angelis, Republican Kevin Battle and Green Independent Andrew Reddy are on the ballot in November.

  • Cumberland council to hear pros, cons of proposed $3M beach purchase

    CUMBERLAND — The proposed $3 million town purchase of beach property off Foreside Road goes to a public hearing Monday, Oct. 6, before heading to referendum in November. The purchase of the property, including nearly 14 acres of shoreline property and almost nine acres of forest, wou...

  • 'Like-new' Kotzschmar organ returns to Portland's Merrill Auditorium

    PORTLAND — After two years of off-site restoration, the historic Kotzschmar Memorial Organ is back at City Hall and ready for its next hundred years. "It is incredibly different, it has so much more clarity, the colors come through, it is magnificent. It is like new,” Friends o...

  • Dredging of Royal River in Yarmouth to begin by mid-October

    YARMOUTH — The overdue dredging of the Royal River is expected to begin in October under a $2.1 million contract awarded this month. Project Manager Michael Walsh of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said a $2.1 million contract for the dredge was awarded Sept. 5 to Burnham Associates...