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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 summer program fills bellies, breaks barriers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At about 8:30 a.m., dozens of children stream into a small room at 80 Brickhill Heights, where a table full of breakfast foods awaited them. One by one, the kids choose from a selection of cereals, servings of carrots and watermelon, sunflower butter with raisins, fr...

  • Topsham man dies in truck-repair accident

    TOPSHAM — A Cathance Road man died Tuesday afternoon from injuries sustained when a pickup truck fell on him. Sam Petty, 64, of 421 Cathance Road, was home alone working on the vehicle at the rear of his house, according to Police Department Lt. Chris Lewis. Lewis said Pe...

  • Speculation builds about building swap between Brunswick, Bowdoin college

    BRUNSWICK — A long-rumored proposal to swap Bowdoin College's McLellan Building for the soon-to-close Longfellow School could result in a new municipal headquarters, and potentially factor into the town's police station site search. The idea of a swap surfaced two years ago when a To...

  • Brunswick, Bowdoin College mull options after house demolition is halted; traffic plan 'moving forward'

    BRUNSWICK — A historic preservation board's recent decision to block demolition of an abandoned building on Cleaveland Street has forced stakeholders in a long-awaited intersection improvement plan to consider alternatives, including an outright appeal. The Village Review Board on Ju...

  • Brunswick council initiates grant for Kestrel; councilor questions drone connection

    BRUNSWICK — The town is being asked to help seal a deal to bring a major anchor tenant to Brunswick Naval Air Station. On Monday, the Town Council initiated a $400,000 grant application on behalf of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority to help fund facility improvements for ... 5

  • North Yarmouth selectmen mull amending hunting ban

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen decided Tuesday to seek the Recreation Commission’s opinion about allowing some degree of hunting at Old Town House Park. The commission is scheduled to meet on Monday, Aug. 2. Ideas suggested at the workshop, attended by sele...

  • Yarmouth committee to review school Honor Code

    YARMOUTH — The school Policy Committee will meet Aug. 3 at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office to consider proposed revisions to the Yarmouth Extra Cur...

  • Think there ought to be a law? Tell Yarmouth state rep

    YARMOUTH — As a way to encourage residents to take more active roles in state government, Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, is inviting constituents to submit ideas for her to present in the next legislative session in January. Through her "There Ought to be a Law" contest, Innes...