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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He lives in the Portland area with his wife Lauren, toddler Alaina, and bulldog Walter. He has released four CDs of original music and does occasional research work for Marvel Comics' collected editions.

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  • Published
    June 18, 2019

    Cumberland to move compost, brush, sand, salt operations

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved moving the town’s compost and brush operations, and its sand and salt sheds. Long located at the Public Works garage on Drowne Road, the uses have drawn complaints from residents of the neighboring Village Green development. The compost and brush pad will be moved to a […]

  • Published
    June 12, 2019

    Voters ratify school budgets in SAD 75, RSU 1

    TOPSHAM — Voters in School Administrative District 75 and Regional School Unit 1 approved budgets Tuesday for fiscal year 2020. The four SAD 75 communities adopted the $42.1 million spending plan, 1,064 to 568. The budget passed 519-301 in Topsham, where voter turnout was 10.7%. It was also approved 197-126 in Harpswell, 123-53 in Bowdoin […]

  • Published
    June 12, 2019

    Cumberland, North Yarmouth unseat incumbent in SAD 51, OK school budget

    CUMBERLAND —An incumbent on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors was unseated Tuesday, while a former member and a political newcomer took two open seats. Voters approved the SAD 51 fiscal year 2020 budget, 1,534 to 582. The spending plan passed 1,339 to 522 in Cumberland, and 195-60 in North Yarmouth. A second […]

  • Published
    June 12, 2019

    Cumberland elects Edes, Vail to Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Incumbent Mike Edes and Bob Vail secured the most votes Tuesday in a four-candidate election for two seats on the Town Council. Edes, a councilor for six years, earned 991 votes; Vail had 827. Candidates Geoffrey Michalak and Brian Cashin received 722 and 674 votes, respectively. Voter turnout was 28.3%, according to the […]

  • Published
    June 12, 2019

    Cumberland, Gray elect Democrat to state House

    CUMBERLAND — Democrat Steve Moriarty defeated Republican Kevin “KC” Hughes, 1,289 to 804, in a special election Tuesday in House District 45. Moriarty, who represented the district from 2012-2014, will complete the term of former state Rep. Dale Denno, D-Cumberland, who resigned from the Cumberland-Gray seat March 27 and died April 16 from lung cancer. The term […]

  • Published
    June 11, 2019

    Topsham selectmen tap Finance Committee member to fill SAD 75 vacancy

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen on June 6 unanimously chose resident Patrick Coen to fill an upcoming vacancy on the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors. Coen, a member of the town’s Finance Committee since last July, will replace Matthew Drewette-Card, who in April announced his resignation effective July 1. His term expires […]

  • Published
    June 10, 2019

    Cumberland hires architect for combined library, historic schoolhouse

    CUMBERLAND — A design for a combined Prince Memorial Library and relocated Cumberland Historical Society building could be ready by late August. The Town Council on June 3 unanimously accepted a $14,500 design services proposal from Scott Simons Architects. The funds come from reserves set aside for that purpose, according to Town Councilor Tom Gruber. […]

  • Published
    June 4, 2019

    Cumberland may dump compost, brush operations

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is considering closing the town’s compost and brush operations at the Drowne Road Public Works headquarters. The panel on June 17 will also discuss moving the town’s sand and salt sheds from Drowne Road to an area behind Storey Brothers’ 215 Middle Road property. The potential moves, which will be […]

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    June 3, 2019

    Cumberland opens new pier at Broad Cove Reserve

    CUMBERLAND — A new pier at Broad Cove Reserve is open for business, with only a few finishing touches left to wrap up the project this month. Prock Marine Co. built the structure – which includes an 80-foot gangway, floats and float moorings – at its Rockland headquarters over the winter. The company floated it down […]

  • Published
    May 29, 2019

    Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget won’t increase taxes

    CUMBERLAND — After approval at a May 23 district budget meeting, next year’s School Administrative District 51 budget heads to a final decision by Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters on June 11. Last week’s meeting, held at the new Greely Center for the Arts, drew 70 voters and lasted only 42 minutes, Superintendent Jeff Porter […]

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