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  • Portland opens electric vehicle charge station

    PORTLAND — Electric vehicle owners can now get charged up at the Elm Street parking garage. Two Level II chargers are now in service at the garage, with one reserved for the city's Nissan Leaf. Vehicle batteries can recharge in four to five hours at the station, City Hall spokeswoman...

  • Libbytown future topic of Portland workshop

    PORTLAND — Growth in Libbytown along outer Congress Street will be the topic of a Dec. 11 public workshop at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St. The 6 p.m. workshop is part of the larger Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System Land Use and Transit Technical Assistance...

  • Durham man defeats North Yarmouth incumbent for House 46 seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Durham Republican Paul Chace Tuesday defeated Rep. Anne Graham, D-North Yarmouth, 2,295 to 1,662, in a run for the state House of Representatives. The candidates ran in House District 46, a redrawn district that includes North Yarmouth, Durham, and half of Pownal. Gr...

  • South Portland OKs water, sewer bond, rejects charter changes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved borrowing for city sewer and storm drain improvements, but rejected two amendments to the City Charter. A $3.5 million water and sewer bond, which will cover the remaining costs of the $12 million, four-phase plan to moderniz...

  • Waeldner defeats Dollarhite for Yarmouth Town Council

    YARMOUTH — Rob Waeldner defeated Joan Dollarhite, 2,557 to 1,484, in the race for an open Town Council seat Tuesday. Both were newcomers and have never held elected office. The seat was vacated by Steve Woods. Woods, who served as chairman for three years, resigned the day aft...

  • Incumbents keep South Portland School Board seats

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters re-elected two incumbents to the School Board on Tuesday. Vice Chairwoman Karen Callaghan and board member Mary House received 4,987 and 4,821 votes, respectively. Newcomer Christopher Hershey received 3,296 votes, according to unofficial tallies.

  • Powers, Morrissey win seats on Cape Elizabeth School Board

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Newcomer Barbara Powers and incumbent Joanna Morrissey were elected to the School Board on Nov. 4. Powers led all candidates with 3,417 votes. Morrissey received 2,231. Incumbent Elizabeth Scifres, who was seeking a second term, finished third with 1,503 votes...

  • South Portland rejects charter amendments

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents voted against two amendments to the City Charter on Election Day. If approved, the first would have amended Sections 424 and 703. Voting district representation on the Board of Assessment Review and Civil Service Commission would be eliminated, though up to...

  • Harlow wins in Maine House District 36

    PORTLAND — Democratic Rep. Denise Harlow has won her third, two-year term in the Maine House of Representatives by defeating two challengers in the new House District 36 on Tuesday. Harlow beat Republican Richard Dodge 1,457 - 579. Samuel Chandler of the Green Independent Party ...

  • Moonen wins second term in Maine House District 38

    PORTLAND — Democratic  Rep. Matt Moonen will continue to represent the city's West End after winning a new two-year term in the Maine House on Tuesday. Moonen defeated Republican Thomas Loring 2,612 to 477 in the new House District 38. Loring did not run an active campaign. Gree...