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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...

  • Morse High student's play takes stage at One Act fest

    BATH — A Morse High School student's play about a dying woman and her daughter is hitting the stage during the Regional One-Act Play competition this weekend. Madelaine Whalen's play, “Make Believe,” will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Windham High School. Whale...

  • Labor Dept. announces $2.5M in aid for Brunswick base workers

    BRUNSWICK — About 400 workers affected by the 2011 closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station will receive re-employment services, thanks to a $2.5 million grant awarded by the federal Department of Labor. The funds, awarded through the National Emergency Grant program, was touted by U.S...

  • Goodwill store on St. John Street to close March 20

    PORTLAND — As Goodwill Industries of Northern New England prepares to open its new flagship store in South Portland later this month, the nonprofit is also preparing to shutter its store on St. John Street in Portland. The news has some shoppers, who either cannot afford a car or can...

  • Falmouth Planning Board approves Norway Savings Bank Rte. 1 relocation

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board voted unanimously Tuesday to grant conditional approval to Norway Savings Bank to relocate to 266 Route 1, the site where a vacant Mobil service station now stands next to the Foreside Tavern Restaurant. Norway Savings Bank Chief Financial Officer Brian ...

  • Keeping Faithfull, winning championships

    Cheverus senior Indiana Faithfull (center) and his teammates receive the Gold Ball after defeating Edward Little, 55-50, for the Class A state title Saturday night. It was the Stags' second championship in three seasons. More in sports, page ? 1

  • Balance sought to protect working waterfront during Portland Harbor rezoning

    PORTLAND — About 100 people turned out Tuesday night to hear a panel of marine industry and tourism experts discuss the competing needs facing the heart of Portland's waterfront. The panel discussion is the first of two meetings scheduled for this week, as the Planning Board consider...

  • Cumberland voters narrowly approve $4.5M bond to repair Route 88

    CUMBERLAND — By just 26 votes, residents on Tuesday approved a $4.5 million bond to improve Route 88, upholding a Town Council decision from last December. Voter supported the bond 941-915 during Tuesday’s referendum. Thirty-two percent of Cumberland’s registered vot...

  • Police seek suspects in South Portland jewel heist

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are looking for three people suspected of stealing $125,000 worth of jewelry from the Maine Mall on Monday. Police Sgt. Steve Webster said in a press release that two black men and a black woman were part of an elaborate theft scheme to steal jewelry from GM Polla...