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  • Longtime Freeport councilor faces re-election challenge

    FREEPORT — Incumbent Rich DeGrandpre faces one challenger as he seeks his fifth term as town councilor-at-large. Newcomer Bill Rixon hopes to take DeGrandpre's seat on the seven-person council. Two other councilors are also seeking re-election, although they are uncontested: C...

  • Tucker, Holbrook vie for House District 50 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Democrat Ralph Tucker and Republican Mark Holbrook are contesting an open seat in Maine House District 50. Tucker, a longtime Democrat and former political appointee, secured his candidacy after a

  • Young Brunswick incumbent faces neophyte challenger in House District 49

    BRUNSWICK — State Rep. Matthea "Mattie" Daughtry, a Democrat, is being challenged by Republican Michael Stevens in her bid for a second term representing District 49. The district covers east Brunswick, including downtown commercial and residential areas and rural neighborhoods near ...

  • Brunswick zoning panel adds new draft to schedule

    BRUNSWICK — The committee rewriting the town's zoning rules intends to prepare an interim draft ordinance to present to at least one more public hearing this fall before submitting a final proposal to the Planning Board. At a workshop Tuesday, the three-member panel agreed to schedul...

  • Topsham selectmen election draws 3 candidates for 2 seats

    TOPSHAM — Selectmen David Douglass and Ronald Riendeau face a challenge from former Town Clerk Ruth Lyons in the Nov. 4 election. Meanwhile, there are no contests on the ballot for the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors, where three candidates are running for three ...

  • 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.