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  • South Portland police chief, pot advocate debate legalization

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The possibility of marijuana legalization took center stage at a debate in the high school auditorium on Wednesday night. Both participants – David Boyer, Maine political director for the Marijuana Policy Project, and Chief Edward Googins of the South...

  • Cape candidates discuss library, gun club, schools

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Candidates for Town Council and School Board discussed a variety of topics Wednesday night in a Town Hall forum organized by the high school's advanced-placement U.S. government class. The two council candidates, incumbent Councilor Katharine Ray and Patty Grennon, a...

  • South Portland candidates debate taxes, environment, business climate

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Five candidates for the City Council participated in a forum on Oct. 21, answering a wide variety of issue-based questions from members of the public. Claude Morgan (District 1), Alan Livingston (District 5), Brad Fox (District 5) and incumbent Councilors M...

  • Write-in candidate emerges for Scarborough School Board

    SCARBOROUGH — Although two School Board incumbents, Chairwoman Christine Massengill and Kelly Murphy, are unopposed for two seats on the Nov. 4 ballot, another candidate has emerged to try to unseat one of them. Michael Turek declared his write-in candidacy this month. Tu...

  • Bon-Ton to sponsor Santa Hustle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The first Santa Hustle Half Marathon and 5K is coming to the city on Nov. 23. Race participants will receive a Santa hat, beard and dri-fit sweatshirt in which to run. There will be cookie, candy, and water stations along both routes, as well as holiday music. T...

  • 3 incumbent Scarborough councilors face 4 challengers

    SCARBOROUGH — More than half a dozen candidates are running for three Town Council seats on Nov. 4. The seven hopefuls are incumbent Councilors James Benedict, Kate St. Clair, and Richard Sullivan, and challengers Liam Somers, Roger Beeley, Peter Hayes and Shawn Babine. ...

  • Volk casts shadow in Scarborough House District 29 election

    SCARBOROUGH — To fill the seat being vacated by Republican state Rep. Amy Volk, voters in Maine House District 29 can choose from her former opponent in a hotly contested election, and the political newcomer Volk has hand-picked to succeed her. Democrat Paul Aranson mounted a strong ...

  • Cape Elizabeth library bond: 'Right price at the right time'?

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on Nov. 4 will be asked to decide on a renovation bond for Thomas Memorial Library that is less expensive than a failed referendum two years ago. The renovations would cost $4 million, opposed to the $6 million borrowing plan presented to voters in 2012.

  • Administrators propose long-term plan for Brunswick schools

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board on Wednesday generally embraced a long-term facilities plan that would invest in building repairs while preparing the groundwork for new school construction. In a workshop, Superintendent Paul Perzanoski and Facilities Director Paul Caron proposed putting...

  • RSU 1 residents air concern about West Bath withdrawal

    WEST BATH — With the town expected to vote in three months on leaving Regional School Unit 1, residents of the district's five communities raised questions about the split at a public hearing Wednesday. A major concern expressed by audience members at the West Bath School meeting was...