Articles by Amber Cronin

 

Youth Court in southern Maine aims to keep juvenile offenders from falling ‘deeper in trouble’

By Amber Cronin on April 30, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
Emmanuel Caulk

Portland schools chief proposes 50 job cuts, seeks concessions from teachers union

By Amber Cronin on April 17, 2013, at 6:16 a.m.
Paula and Barry Spencer are interviewed at The Forecaster office on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013. Charges they hosted an underage drinking party at their home in Falmouth were settled in court in Portland on Feb. 7.

Falmouth parents searching for ‘silver lining’ after underage drinking party trial

By Amber Cronin on Feb. 23, 2013, at 12:55 p.m.

Developer eyes Gray Road in Falmouth for McDonald’s

By Amber Cronin on Feb. 20, 2013, at 7:51 p.m.
Barry and Paula Spencer of Falmouth talk with attorney Walter McKee Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The Spencers reached a settlement on charges stemming from a 2012 party involving underage drinking by Falmouth High School students at the Spencers' home.

Falmouth couple accused of hosting drinking party for high school athletes agrees to pay, do service after jury deadlocks

By Amber Cronin on Feb. 07, 2013, at 4:08 p.m.
Falmouth students and members of the "Tiger Team," a group of retired men who work with Habitat for Humanity on a regular basis, strip shingles to prepare for replacing the roof on David McCulloch's Mississippi home.

Eight years later, Falmouth students still helping rebuild from Hurricane Katrina

By Amber Cronin on Feb. 06, 2013, at 10:57 a.m.
State Rep. Mary Nelson, D-Falmouth

Proposed Maine law would reduce access to public information, increase charges

By Amber Cronin on Feb. 05, 2013, at 1:40 p.m.
After receiving a liver transplant at 15 months, Tigerlily White, now 12, lives the life of a regular kid. She enjoys rock climbing and attends Falmouth Middle School.

Falmouth girl, 12, outlasts life-threatening condition, named a ‘face’ of liver disease

By Amber Cronin on Jan. 31, 2013, at 11:38 a.m.
The debate is ending over the TideSmart Global sign at 380 U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth.

Town of Falmouth, former U.S. Senate candidate resolve controversial dispute over business sign

By Amber Cronin on Jan. 29, 2013, at 4:11 p.m.
The debate may be ending over the TideSmart Global sign at 380 U.S. Route 1 in Falmouth.

Town of Falmouth, former U.S. Senate candidate near resolution of controversial dispute over letter height on sign

By Amber Cronin on Jan. 09, 2013, at 12:53 p.m.
Betsy Foster uses marijuana Saturday, Nov. 12, 2012, at the Medical Marijuana Caregivers of Maine trade show. Foster has a prescription for the drug.

Lawmaker, ACLU want expansion of Maine’s medical marijuana law

By Amber Cronin on Dec. 11, 2012, at 12:52 p.m.
Author Paul Tough, shown here in a publicity image produced by Mary McIlvaine Photography and distributed by publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is scheduled to give a talk at The Telling Room in Portland on Nov. 7.

Portland schools install innovative character education models in advance of top author’s visit

By Amber Cronin on Oct. 30, 2012, at 4:04 p.m.
The Falmouth Shopping Center, whose potential buyer is opposing attempts to limit the size of commercial development along U.S. Route 1, is seen here earlier this year.

Falmouth business leaders, developers pressure council not to block big retailers

By Amber Cronin on Oct. 17, 2012, at 12:10 p.m.

Freeport reaches deal to buy land near train stop; eminent domain takeover avoided

By Amber Cronin on Oct. 03, 2012, at 3:18 p.m.
Hall Elementary School's 435 students headed back to school Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, but not at their home campus. Until further notice students will continue their classes at the old Cathedral School on Locust Street in Portland.

Hall Elementary School parents question whether students should be sent back to damaged building

By Amber Cronin on Sept. 25, 2012, at 2:28 p.m.
Maine businessman and independent candidate for U.S. Senate Steve Woods

Senate candidate submits FOAA request to Falmouth in escalating dispute over business sign

By Amber Cronin on Sept. 11, 2012, at 12:03 p.m.
Maine businessman and independent candidate for U.S. Senate Steve Woods

Senate candidate drops plans for $3M office building after Falmouth council complains about business sign

By Amber Cronin on Sept. 05, 2012, at 10:59 a.m.
Steve Woods

Senate candidate says Falmouth council attacked him over sign lettering

By Amber Cronin and Will Graff on Aug. 31, 2012, at 11:17 a.m.
The councilors’ issue with the TideSmart sign is that size of the accent lettering for the word “Global,” which is underneath the TideSmart logo on the sign, is one inch too small.

Homeless students getting younger in Portland and Brunswick

By Amber Cronin on Aug. 15, 2012, at 6:38 a.m.

Property taxes going down in Harpswell

By Amber Cronin on Aug. 02, 2012, at 7:14 a.m.