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  • Special Town Meeting approves funding plan for new Chebeague Island fire truck

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters overwhelmingly approved every warrant item at a special Town Meeting on Feb. 12, Town Administrator Eric Dyer said Monday. The approximately 45 people at the 1 1/2-hour meeting approved the use of $115,000 from the town's Undesignated Fund, and $5,000 from f...

  • Ethics panel staff opposes probe of Portland newspaper ads

    PORTLAND — The state Ethics Commission should not investigate allegations against the state's largest daily newspaper for its role in Portland's 2010 elected mayor referendum, the panel's executive director said. But Jonathan Wayne, executive director of the Maine Commission on Gover...

  • The Forecaster receives 7 New England journalism awards

    BOSTON — The Forecaster received seven awards Feb. 12 when the New England Newspaper & Press Association announced its annual Better Newspaper Contest award winners. A panel of 24 judges reviewed nearly 3,000 entries produced by staffers at daily, weekly and monthly publications ...

  • Governor, lawmakers have questions about grant to green energy group

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage said it is “imperative” to find out if the state exercised appropriate oversight of the Maine Green Energy Alliance, which surrendered the balance of a $1.1 million contract with Efficiency Maine Trust after it failed to meet milestones set by the agen...

  • Neighbors sue over Cape Elizabeth house, driveway

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents have filed two lawsuits over building and driveway permits issued for a house under construction at 6 Stonegate Road. David and Tracey Weatherbie of 14 Stonegate Road filed a complaint in Maine Superior Court on Jan. 27 against the town of Cape Elizabeth. R... 1

  • South Portland receives $340K security grant

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday accepted a nearly $340,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security. Most of the money will be used to purchase public safety equipment, high school security cameras and pass cards, communications equipment, and training. The remainin...

  • South Portland police raid marijuana grower who claims to be a caregiver

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police on Wednesday dismantled a marijuana growing operation run in the basement of a Harborview Avenue home by a 37-year-old man who claims to be a primary caregiver for medical marijuana patients. Police Lt. Frank Clark said police seized about 135 marijuana plants...

  • Brunswick base land for police station isn't free, after all

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a police station at Brunswick Naval Air Station lost some of its appeal Tuesday. Many Police Station Subcommittee members had been under the impression that the town could acquire the Bath Road property for free. The general impression had been that th...

  • Bath council backs sewer bond, scraps property upkeep rules

    BATH — The City Council gave preliminary approval Wednesday to a $2 million bond for sewer improvements, and opted not to move forward with a proposed property maintenance ordinance. If the bond receives final passage next month, the city will borrow $2 million to pay for sewer and s...

  • In the lunch line: Maine schools respond to call for healthier foods, more physical activity

    SCARBOROUGH — It's quiet in the Wentworth Intermediate School lunch room, aside from the metallic click of cafeteria tables snapped into place by custodians and the occasional clang as a lunch server drops a metal serving spoon into a pan. Then the students arrive, some on the run.