The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday released this sketch of a man who allegedly entered a Casco home Monday afternoon and violently beat a 31-year-old man.

Sketch released of man who allegedly entered Casco home, beat resident

By Beth Brogan on March 04, 2015, at 5:25 p.m.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday released a sketch of the suspect wanted for entering a Casco home Monday evening and violently beating the 31-year-old resident. Sheriff’s deputies went to Timbuktu Drive, off Tenney Hill Road, at 6:10 p.m. Monday for a report that an unknown …
Formal discussions about whether to remove the Bridge Street dam on the Royal River in Yarmouth could take place after April 1.

Some marina owners concerned about possible Yarmouth dam removal

By Kate Gardner on March 04, 2015, at 1:06 p.m.
Discussions about removing the Bridge Street dam are on the horizon now that the dredging of the Royal River is complete. Town Manager Nat Tupper said he expects to discuss the fate of the dam with the Town Council after April 1, as decided by councilors last …
About 70 residents, environmentalists, waterfront workers and oil industry representatives speak to the South Portland City Council before it cast an initial vote in favor of a tar sands ban in the city at the Community Center in South Portland in this July 2014 file photo.

Boston law firm to defend South Portland’s anti-tar sands rule

By Alex Acquisto on March 04, 2015, at 12:31 p.m.
The Boston law firm Foley Hoag will defend South Portland against a lawsuit filed last month by Portland Pipe Line Corp. The City Council unanimously approved the hiring Monday night. In the nine-count lawsuit, Portland Pipe Line and American Waterways Operators allege the city’s Clear Skies …
The concept site plan for the proposed Rivalries sports pub and grill in Falmouth.

Falmouth narrowly approves controversial sports pub rezone

By Colin Ellis on March 04, 2015, at 11:52 a.m.
The planning board Tuesday night narrowly recommended zoning amendments to the Town Council that would allow construction of a proposed sports pub near Tidewater Village. The vote was 3 to 2 to recommend the council approve amendments to the Tidewater Design Guidelines and Tidewater Master Plan Development …
Louise Cook

Eight indicted on weapons, drugs, burglary charges

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 04, 2015, at 11:41 a.m.
ALFRED | A four-month investigation into firearm violations and burglaries has led to the indictments of eight people, Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland announced Wednesday. Indicted by a York County Grand Jury this week were the following: Dale Pinkham Sr., 54, of Buxton; Louise Cook, 50, of …

Debate continues over North Yarmouth selectmen transparency

By Alex Lear on March 04, 2015, at 10:29 a.m.
Two weeks after the audio portion of the cable TV feed of a Board of Selectmen’s meeting was intentionally cut, residents on Tuesday urged the board to be more transparent. Continued criticism of the town’s December 2014 firing of one of its Fire-Rescue Department paramedics, and …
The so-called Midtown Three building -- the third of four buildings included in the latest version of the high-profile Midtown development project proposed for Portland's Bayside neighborhood -- is depicted here with a view from Somerset Street in an image submitted with the project application to City Hall.

$85 million Portland project gets approvals, but with big condition

By Seth Koenig on March 04, 2015, at 7:32 a.m.
The Portland Planning Board on Tuesday night granted subdivision and conditional site plan approvals to the so-called midtown development in the city’s Bayside neighborhood, bringing the ambitious project’s winding journey through the city’s permitting process almost to a close. But before any shovels can hit the ground, …
An early morning fire destroys a vacant home in Sanford.

Early morning fire destroys vacant home in Sanford

By CBS 13 on March 04, 2015, at 6:56 a.m.
Fire destroyed a vacant home on Goodwin Court in Sanford early Wednesday morning. The fire started just before 3 a.m. No one was inside at the time, and no injuries were reported. Firefighters spent several hours on the scene working to put out hot spots. The fire …

Falmouth considers adding high school cheerleading team

By Colin Ellis on March 03, 2015, at 8:36 p.m.
The Falmouth School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly two-and-a-half-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to one last year in …

Dispute over private dock heads to York selectmen

By Deborah McDermott, The York Weekly on March 03, 2015, at 7:48 p.m.
A proposal to build a private dock across from Town Dock 1 in York Harbor may be a step closer to resolution, after an 18-month ordeal of meetings, site walks and debates among the property owners, the Harbor Board, commercial fishermen and the Board of Selectmen. At …

Talk of ‘growth area’ in Falmouth gets heated

By Colin Ellis on March 03, 2015, at 7:36 p.m.
Tension grew at times when members of the public weighed in last week on proposed land use policies to implement the town’s Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from the Community Development Committee and the Long Range Planning Advisory Committee presented their first-year recommendations for the town’s designated rural areas …
Portland International Jetport employee Dave Tourigny dumps snow on the top floor of the airport parking garage Feb. 26. Snow is melted with a gas-powered heater and drains away with stormwater.

Portland jetport seeks increases in sustainability

By David Harry on March 03, 2015, at 7:29 p.m.
A brisk breeze sliced through the air last week as Dave Tourigny cleared snow from the the top floor of the Portland International Jetport parking garage. Meanwhile, just off Jetport Boulevard, vehicles squeezed past a South Portland-based Clean Harbors tanker truck unloading recaptured propylene glycol brought north …

Portland eyes requirement that new projects include affordable housing

By David Harry on March 03, 2015, at 6:29 p.m.
A proposed requirement that affordable housing be included in new developments is likely to face additional City Council review later this month. On Feb. 25, Portland Planning & Urban Development Director Jeff Levine renewed the discussion of “inclusionary zoning” with the City Council Housing and Community Development …

Ex-Brunswick man gets almost 17 years for role in crack cocaine ring

By Beth Brogan on March 03, 2015, at 6:11 p.m.
PORTLAND | A former Brunswick man has been sentenced to 200 months in prison for his part in a crack cocaine ring operated out of a Portland hotel. Garry Collins, 46, was sentenced Feb. 26 in U.S. District Court to 200 months in prison — nearly 17 years — …
Known as the "Peacekeeper," this nearly 17-foot armored vehicle, built on a 1989 Dodge pick-up truck chassis, will arrive in Brunswick within weeks to be used by the Brunswick Police Department's Special Response Team.

Brunswick police adding armored vehicle to fleet

By Beth Brogan on March 03, 2015, at 4:25 p.m.
The Brunswick Police Department will add a nearly 17-foot armored vehicle known as the “Peacekeeper” to its fleet after a vote Monday night by the Town Council. The department will become the eighth police department in Maine with its own armored vehicle. Council Chairwoman Sarah Brayman cast …

Gorham man, 62, to serve 6 years in prison for possessing child pornography

By Beth Brogan on March 03, 2015, at 3:48 p.m.
PORTLAND | A 62-year-old Gorham man who collected “vast amounts of child pornography for many years” and distributed it to others was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison. John Whittenburg will serve six years of supervised release following that prison term, according to a release from Assistant U.S. …
Island residents who park in the Casco Bay Municipal Parking Garage at 54 Commercial St. in Portland had to renew their monthly passes because of a software update. The change has created challenges for those who don't live in Maine year round.

Island residents: Portland parking garage pass renewal unfair

By Colin Ellis on March 03, 2015, at 1:12 p.m.
A change at the Casco Bay Lines garage has stirred island residents who say it means they can’t use the Commercial Street building. Last month, island residents who pay for monthly parking received letters telling them they had to come in by Feb. 24 to renew their …
Richard Potorski said there are still misconceptions about the home invasion that left him paralyzed, and now, he's ready to set the record straight.

Two years after home invasion, paralyzed victim breaks silence

By CBS 13 on March 03, 2015, at 11:01 a.m.
YORK | Two years after he was shot in his own home and left paralyzed, a York man is sharing his story. Richard Potorski said there are still misconceptions about what happened, and now, he’s ready to set the record straight. “It’s tough, but I manage,” he said. Potorski …

Cumberland County sheriff’s deputies investigating home invasion in which man was assaulted

By Ryan McLaughlin on March 03, 2015, at 10:42 a.m.
CASCO | A man was taken to a hospital Monday night after a home invasion on Timbuktu Drive, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the residence shortly after 6 p.m., according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. The caller had reported a …

Jewish Community Alliance gets $2.5 million gift for community center

By David Harry on March 03, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
PORTLAND — Spring meetings with neighbors and city officials are expected as the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine plans for a new community center to be built on the site of the former St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. “We really are going to be going forward,” Ellie Miller, alliance …
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