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  • 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...

  • Former Falmouth councilor, political newcomer vie for House seat

    FALMOUTH — The election in  House District 44 pits a former town councilor against a carpenter who has never previously run for office. The seat is open because Democratic Rep. Mary P. Nelson chose not to seek a fourth term. House District 44 covers most of Falmouth, and wa...

  • Pending appeal, ruling restores public access to Harpswell beach

    HARPSWELL — Shoreline access proponents claimed victory this week after a judge upheld the public's right to use a private road on Bailey Island to reach nearby Cedar Beach.  In a 73-page ruling issued Monday, Sept. 15, Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills s...

  • Topsham to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday

    TOPSHAM — It's never too early, apparently, for Oktoberfest. The 2014 Oktoberfest, which features craft beers, food, and local crafts and music, will be held at the Topsham Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber of Commerce is p...

  • Space still available on Topsham ballot

    TOPSHAM — With less than a week before the deadline for filing nomination papers, elections for the Board of Selectmen and School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors still had no candidates. Papers must be returned to the office of Town Clerk Linda Dumont by the close of bu...

  • Bath council sends charter changes to referendum

    BATH — Along with electing four city councilors, residents on Nov. 4 will also decide several changes proposed to the City Charter. A hearing on the matter Monday drew no public comment. The council voted 6-1, with Councilor David Sinclair opposed, to send all six amendments to refer...

  • Back in stable condition: Don Richards, a Maine harness racing legend, is also a legendary survivor

    CUMBERLAND — Don Richards would rather not talk about the accident that nearly killed him. "I don't feel any pain, so I don't want people feeling sorry for me," he said. Less than a year ago, 81-year-old Richards was lying on a barn floor in a pool of his own blood. He wa...

  • Freeport gives green light to revised plan for METRO bus service

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday accepted a revised plan proposed by the Greater Portland Transit District for bus service north of Portland. Councilors agreed 6-0, with Councilor Andy Wellen abstaining, to sign onto a three-year METRO pilot program starting next year that will...

  • University of New England to acquire Portland armory

    PORTLAND — The University of New England has struck a deal with the Maine Army National Guard to acquire the armory at 772 Stevens Ave. The two entities agreed to a land swap: UNE will purchase land in Scarborough, and turn it over to the Guard to build a new readiness center. I...

  • Freeport town clerk named best in Maine

    FREEPORT — After two years of serving the residents of Freeport, plus years of prior experience, Tracey Stevens has been named Maine Town Clerk of the Year. The award, presented by the Maine Town and City Clerks Association, was presented to Stevens Sept. 9 at MTCCA's annual business...