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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...

  • Buoyed by poll, Falmouth councilors eye Route 1 zoning changes

    FALMOUTH — As the debate over development along Route 1 heads to the Town Council for a vote on Monday, an unscientific survey of residents found overwhelming support for limiting the size of buildings and constructing them closer to the street. The discussion comes on the heels of a...

  • Falmouth bridge delays set for Thursday

    FALMOUTH — Drivers using Route 26/100 on Thursday, Jan. 20, should expect delays as the bridge over the railroad and Presumpscot River will be closed for periods of 10 to 15 minutes every hour throughout the day. According to a press release from the Maine Department of Transportatio...

  • Cumberland CMP hearing postponed to Jan. 26

    CUMBERLAND — Weather forced postponement of Tuesday's Planning Board meeting to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Town Hall. A public hearing on a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation was on the agenda and will instead be held next Wednesday. CMP is seeking major site plan app...

  • UPDATE: Portland police arrest supermarket robbery suspect

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A man arrested in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery within a 24-hour period is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail. Portland Police Lt. Gary Rogers said in a press release that 45-year-old Howard Gribbin was arrested on Tuesday evening afte...

  • Panel to update Peaks Island residents on secession from Portland

    PEAKS ISLAND — The Peaks Island Independence Committee on Sunday will meet with residents about the latest effort to secede from the city of Portland. PIIC member Rand Gee said the meeting will update residents on the status of a secession bill that has been submitted to the state Le...

  • Developer: Portland housing market remains strong

    PORTLAND — The city's housing market is good, even great, according to developer Greg Shinberg. You just have to build what people want. "The downtown market for condominiums in Portland is still very good," Shinberg said, as he led a tour of one of the two-bedroom condos at his most...

  • Portland had 25% of Maine's homicides in 2010

    PORTLAND — The Police Department is pushing back against the Maine Department of Public Safety for calling the city's performance "disappointing" in a review of 2010 homicides.  DPS spokesman Stephen McCausland reported the statewide homicide statistics in a Jan. 7 newsletter.

  • Dining Dish: Spring to bring a slew of new restaurants

    Steve and Michelle Corry, owners of five fifty-five on Congress Street in Portland, plan to open a new restaurant named Petite Jacqueline at 190 State St., the former home of Evangeline. They were granted a ... 2