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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...

  • Scarborough High School senior dies in prom-night crash

    SCARBOROUGH — A high school senior was killed and three other teenagers were injured when their car was struck by a tractor-trailer truck at the intersection of Payne Road and Holmes Road Saturday evening. Police said Stephen Delano, 18, and Kevin Grondin, who graduated from Scarboro...

  • Brunswick teachers accept wage freeze, keep step increases

    BRUNSWICK — The School Department and the teachers union on Thursday agreed to a two-year contract that includes a one-year wage freeze and a two-year moratorium on district-paid coursework. The two-year agreement paved the way for a $32.8 million spending plan for fiscal 2011. The p...

  • South Portland residents OK school budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Turnout was light, but residents on Thursday, May 6, approved a $41.6 million school budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The budget, which eliminates 25 jobs, was approved 844-497 and is expected to increase the school share of the local tax rate by 11 cen...

  • Citizens group asks Maine AG for probe of former PUC chairman

    AUGUSTA — A citizens group has asked Maine’s attorney general to investigate former Public Utilities Commission Chairman Kurt Adams after revelations that Adams accepted a grant of “equity units” in a wind power company while he chaired the PUC. Adams left the commi...

  • 'Sticker Shock' in Bath

    Nicole Mitchell, 14, of Bath, affixes a "Sticker Shock" label to a bottle of beer held by Maria Morris on April 29 at Brackett's Market in Bath. Morris, a Jobs for Maine's graduates specialist, is based at Morse High School and helped coordinate the event called "Sticker Shock." The Maine Office of ...

  • Summer road repairs start in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Repaving began on Pleasant Hill Road on May 4 and will continue until approximately May 18. The area from Fogg Road to Route 77 will be under construction. Also, installation of subsurface drainage, road rehabilitation and repaving has begun on Old County Road. These pr...

  • Cleanup by the bay in South Portland

    Scott Beatty tosses part of a tree off a hillside at Fort Preble, on the campus of Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. Beatty, dean of administration at SMCC and co-chairman of the Fort Preble Preservation Committee, joined a swarm of volunteers clearing brush and debris from the ...

  • UPDATE: Nearby businesses cope with impact of Jordan's Meats fire

    PORTLAND — Businesses forced to close last week because of a massive fire at the former Jordan's Meats plant on India Street are back in business, but some are still without valuable street parking and all lost at least a night's worth of income. The fire forced at least 14 businesse...