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  • Incumbent Gerzofsky faces 2 challengers in Senate District 24

    BRUNSWICK — Republican Jennifer Johnson and Green Independent Fred Horch are challenging veteran Democratic state Sen. Stan Gerzofsky for his seat in Senate District 24. District 24 includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth and Pownal. Gerzofsky has represented t...

  • Filing deadline Friday for Yarmouth candidates

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers are due back to Town Hall by Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. for the one Town Council seat on the Nov. 4 ballot. Two people have taken out and returned papers as of Tuesday: Joan Dollarhite and Robert Waeldner. Interested candidates must submit 25 signatures ...

  • Mixed reviews for proposal to change Portland traffic patterns

    PORTLAND — Residents told members of a city panel Monday night that converting two of Portland’s busiest downtown thruways from one-way streets to two-way streets could help restore the “neighborhood feel” along those routes. But others questioned the plan to add th...

  • Portland council appoints Hill-Christian acting city manager

    PORTLAND — On a night when decisions by acclamation were elusive, city councilors on Sept. 3 unanimously promoted Sheila Hill-Christian to acting city manager. Councilors also listened and debated for almost 90 minutes before narrowly rejecting a contract zone amendment sought for a ...

  • Celebration of new Portland-Falmouth bridge coming up as old span comes down

    PORTLAND — Saw, lift, dump. Repeat. Those are the four steps to demolition of the old Martin's Point Bridge, summarized by CPM Constructors field engineer Jake Hall. "We are getting a span or two a day," Hall said Sept. 2 as he walked on the new bridge spanning the Pres...

  • Portland-Nova Scotia ferry cuts 1st season short by 3 weeks

    PORTLAND — Nova Star Cruises will end its sailing season in October, three weeks earlier than planned, as a result of a low volume of motor coach tours. The company said in a statement Monday that its final sail date will be Oct. 13, leaving that night from Portland to stay in Yarmou...

  • Noisy bird triggers cockfight between Cape Elizabeth neighbors

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A problem dismissed by the Town Council two years ago is back on the table after neighbors couldn't resolve a dispute over a crowing rooster. Councilor Kathy Ray brought up the problem at Wednesday's council workshop after receiving a letter from Joe Gajda, who ...

  • Correction

    Martha Brant's first name was reported incorrectly in a Page 3 story last week about a Harpswell dispute over placement of a wharf.

  • Filing deadline arrives for Cape Elizabeth candidates

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With nomination papers due at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, time is almost up for candidates hoping to be on the Nov. 4 town ballot. Two Town Council seats and two on the School Board are up for election this year. As of Thursday, enough candidates had filed to fill each p...

  • S.P. delays vote on waste collection changes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council Wednesday repealed a superfluous moratorium on tar sands development in the city, and tabled action on amending the city's waste collection system to include some condominiums and apartment buildings.  Although councilors previously passed ...