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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...

  • Witonis defeats incumbent Shaughnessy for Cumberland County commissioner

    WINDHAM — Independent challenger Susan Witonis defeated incumbent Cumberland County Commissioner Malory Shaughnessy, a Democrat, for the District 3 county commissioner seat. Results from Brunswick, Harpswell, North Yarmouth, Pownal, Ne...

  • Harpswell voters approve PACE ordinance

    HARPSWELL — Residents voted Tuesday to establish a Property Assessed Clean Energy ordinance that will give homeowners access to low-interest loans for energy improvements. The vote was 1,725 to 1,115. With approval of PACE, Efficiency Maine will administer a revolving loa...

  • Portland rejects non-citizen voting

    PORTLAND — Legal immigrants will not have the right to vote in local elections, voters decided Tuesday. City ballot Question 4 asked voters if they wanted to allow non-citizens to vote in city and school elections. Unofficial results showed voters defeated the measure, 12,404 ...

  • Stevens defeats DeChant for Sagadahoc deeds job

    BATH — Republican Judith Stevens of Woolwich defeated Democrat Jennifer DeChant of Bath on Tuesday in the election to succeed Barbara Trott as Sagadahoc County register of deeds. Stevens secured 8,383 votes to DeChant's 7,914, according to preliminary results. DeChant had succ...

  • Portland voters narrowly OK election of mayor

    PORTLAND – Voters on Tuesday approved changing the City Charter to allow popular election of a mayor. The measure passed 12,957 to 11,821, according to unofficial results posted Tuesday night. Two other charter amendments also earned approval. The School Committee will now be ...

  • Olsen to join Cornell du Houx, Kent, Gerzofsky in Augusta

    BRUNSWICK — A three-way contest in House District 66 was won Tuesday by incumbent Rep. Alexander Cornell du Houx, D- Brunswick, with Green Independent K. Fred Horch close on his heels.

  • Senate District 19: Incumbent Goodall defeats Kaler

    BATH — Democratic state Sen. Seth Goodall of Richmond defeated Republican David Kaler of Bath Tuesday in his campaign for a second term in Senate District 19. Goodall had secured his post by a vote of 9,564 to 8,330, according to preliminary results. Senate District 19 include...

  • Dill re-elected to House from Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Democratic incumbent Rep. Cynthia Dill beat Republican challenger Eric Lusk on Tuesday, 2,652 to 1,892, to retain the House District 121 seat. Dill, 45, of Shore Road, is a civil rights lawyer and adjunct instructor at Southern Maine Community College. This will...