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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...

  • Philanthropist biker: Hundreds mourn John ‘Stoney’ Dionne

    BRUNSWICK — The scene outside St. John the Baptist Church on Pleasant Street Wednesday morning resembled a biker rally. Men and women in black leather and sunglasses lined the parking lot and church steps, the air ringing with the roar of motorcycles before the sound gave way to t...

  • Falmouth council adopts scaled-back forest management plan

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council Monday adopted a pilot forest management plan before deciding whether to expand the plan to all eight town forests. The council's decision to concentrate management for now on the 275-acre Hadlock Community Forest was a compromise from the original plan...

  • Changes on horizon as Falmouth schools approach new year

    FALMOUTH – The impact the H1N1 flu virus will have on school attendance and learning is a major unknown as teachers, staff, administrators and students gear up for a new school year. The school nurses attended a seminar on the virus up in Augusta last week, along with Doug Patey, ...

  • Police officer cut from SAD 51 budget gets reprieve for new school year

    CUMBERLAND — Although the position was not included in the school budget, School Administrative District 51 will retain the police officer assigned to the school system in the new school year. The school resource officer, a position historically about 70 percent funded by the Cumberla...

  • Burned Cumberland home to be demolished; state asked to reduce speed limits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday approved the demolition of a burned-out house on Valley Road, appeasing residents who were concerned about the safety of the structure. Councilors also discussed an ordinance that could allow residential windmills and authorized a request to...

  • Correction

    A story last week about the 48-Hour Film Festival should not have said Jeff Day was a member of the team that created the film "Mail Boat" in 2008. Day was involved with "A Briefcase of Love," made by members of the "Mail Boat" team in February 2009.

  • Coastal Studies for Girls hosts construction class in Freeport; students arrive in 6 months

    FREEPORT — The Coastal Studies for Girls school will gain a tool shed for its campus, and a handful of local women will gain carpentry experience through a class offered by

  • New leaders in place as Yarmouth schools reopen, respond to flu threat

    YARMOUTH — The school year will begin on Monday, Aug. 31, with a new superintendent, new principal, additional staff and an H1N1 influenza virus safety procedure for staff and students. New Superintendent Judy Paolucci said she is excited about the beginning of the school year and has been bu...