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  • Incumbent, challenger contrast in Portland House District 41

    PORTLAND — The essence of what government can and should do is at the core of the race in Maine House District 41, where incumbent Democratic Rep. Erik Jorgensen is challenged by Republican Jim Azzola. “I have been in Maine for my entire adult life," Jorgensen, 49, said. "I hav...

  • 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...

  • Overtime park(ing) encouraged in Portland

    Employees of The VIA Agency make themselves comfortable outside 619 Congress St. in Portland on Friday, Sept. 19, for Park(ing) Day, an annual, international effort that temporarily transforms metered parking spots into ...

  • Portland celebrates Fort Allen Park restoration

    Brothers Adam Lane, left, and Will Lane, of North Yarmouth, climb on a cannon Saturday, Sept. 20, during the Fort Allen Park Bicentennial Celebration on the Eastern Promenade in Portland while Chandler's Band plays in the gazebo. Their father, John Lane, said he used to climb on the cannon when h...

  • Traffic delays likely on Route 1 between Portland, Falmouth

    PORTLAND — Drivers on U.S Route 1 between Portland and Falmouth should expect delays all next week, starting Monday, Sept. 22, from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Traffic on the new Martin's Point Bridge will be restricted to one alternating lane while CPM Constructors installs drainage and ba...

  • Retirement community's growth plan gets chilly reception in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A plan to expand the Piper Shores retirement community met strong opposition from town officials Wednesday night. In a joint workshop with the Town Council and Planning Board at the Mun...

  • Cape Elizabeth seeks dismissal of lawsuit filed by Verizon Wireless

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town is asking a federal judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit brought by Verizon Wireless after the company was denied permission to construct a cellular tower on an existing water tower. Verizon wanted to build the cell tower on the tower in Shore Acres, but was o...

  • Scarborough promises thorough vetting of armory plan

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council gave procedural approval Wednesday night to preliminary plans for the Maine Army National Guard to build a $17.5 million armory along the Saco border off U.S. Route 1. Councilors moved a contract zoning application to construct the new readine...

  • Facing backlash, Brunswick zoning panel adds more hearings

    BRUNSWICK — The committee writing the town's new zoning ordinance will hold additional public hearings in response to criticism from residents who are unhappy with the way the process has been handled. Dozens of residents turned out for two meetings in the past week to gather input f...

  • Tenants told to leave building Brunswick says is unsafe; landlord disputes Fire Department charges

    BRUNSWICK — Several Dunning Street residents were left homeless Wednesday when the Fire Department declared their apartment building unsafe for occupancy. The building's owner, however, disputed that the code violations cited by the department required an evacuation, and suggest...