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  • Probe shows Democrat Breen got more votes in Senate District 25; Manchester resigns

    AUGUSTA — In a dramatic turn of events, an inspection of ballots from Long Island on Tuesday showed that 21 votes for Gray Republican Cathy Manchester appear to have been counted twice during a Nov. 18 recount in Senate District 25. That was enough to deprive Manchester of the victor...

  • Falmouth students crack code to 'demystify' computer science

    FALMOUTH — More than 1,300 elementary and middle school students participated in an event this week that President Obama, Ashton Kutcher, Mark Zuckerberg and Usher all could get behind. Students took part in Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code, spending one hour durin...

  • Portland's new HHS director arrives at pivotal time

    PORTLAND — With a background in government and nonprofits, the city's new director of health and human services expects her experience will be a critical tool in running the department. "All the work I've done gives me insight into how government works and connections and contacts th...

  • Cumberland firefighters hold annual toy drive

    CUMBERLAND — The Fire Department is celebrating the holidays by helping those in need. The department's annual toy drive runs through Dec. 24. New and unused gifts can be dropped off at 366 Tuttle Road. Email firefighters4kids@gmail...

  • Portland task force meets as lawsuit follows fatal fire

    PORTLAND — The task force created to review city code enforcement procedures and staffing began a series of meetings Dec. 3, looking to have recommendations ready for City Councilors by Feb. 10, 2015. The first task force meeting came a day before Cumberland County Superior Court Jus...

  • Portland-area water rates rising as infrastructure replacement needs mount

    PORTLAND — Driven by the need to replace aging mains and other infrastructure, the quasi-municipal authority that pumps water to the city and 10 surrounding communities may nearly double capital spending in 2015 and increase water prices by 3.8 percent. The rate increase factors into...

  • Cumberland hires road engineer, OKs police pact

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved an engineering contract for Blackstrap Road reconstruction, and a three-year labor contract with police. The town awarded the $79,500 engineering work to Gorrill-Palmer Consulting Engineers, which was both the lowest bidder...

  • Langlais' bears invade Portland public art scene

    PORTLAND — Don't worry about the bears at play at the Portland International Jetport – they are actually welcome additions to the city art scene. The bears are among 10 pieces sculpted by the late Bernard Langlais that are being displayed at public sites throughout the cit...