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Portland man charged in 2012 pharmacy burglary

By The Forecaster on Dec. 27, 2014, at 9:44 a.m.
YARMOUTH — A Portland man was charged Tuesday with committing a 2012 burglary of the pharmacy at the Hannaford Bros. store on U.S. Route 1. Police Lt. Dean Perry said Charles B. Gardner, 33, whose address was not disclosed, was charged with three Class C felonies, theft, burglary and aggravated …
Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick.

Democrat Stan Gerzofsky beats back challengers in Senate District 24

By The Forecaster on Nov. 05, 2014, at 5:23 a.m.
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Long-time state legislator Stan Gerzofsky won another term to the Maine Senate Tuesday in a three-way race to represent District 24 Gerzofsky, a Democrat, won 48 percent of the vote, beating back challenges from Republican Jennifer Johnson and Green Independent Fred Horch. According to unofficial results released …

Falmouth punts plan to charge students to attend high school sporting events

By The Forecaster on Sept. 16, 2014, at 1:39 p.m.
After considering charging students $1 to see high school athletic events, the Falmouth school system’s athletic department decided to stay the course and let students in for free. Students will still be able to use their IDs to gain free admission. The fees would have applied to …

Woman, 19, indicted for arson for Portland hotel fire allegedly caused by remote control in microwave

By The Forecaster on Sept. 16, 2014, at 10:42 a.m.
A 19-year-old woman is the second person indicted for arson from a Dec. 14, 2013, fire at the Hampton Inn at 209 Fore St. Olivia Richards, formerly of Cumberland Avenue, faces a Class A arson charge after a Cumberland County grand jury handed up an indictment on …
Portland City Councilor Cheryl Leeman listens to local restauranteur and President of the Downtown District, Doug Fuss, speak during the public comment period regarding a new food truck ordinance Monday night July 16, 2012.

Former Portland mayor, veteran city councilor won’t seek re-election

By The Forecaster on June 24, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
Two-time mayor, longtime city councilor and former school committee member Cheryl Leeman announced Tuesday she will not seek re-election to Portland City Council this fall. “Although I have enjoyed my work on the City Council, I am calling it quits,” Leeman said in a release. “I plan …

Falmouth woman linked to crime spree in Portland and western Maine indicted on 6 counts

By The Forecaster on May 13, 2014, at 1:20 p.m.
A Cumberland County grand jury this month handed up six indictments against a Falmouth woman accused of dozens of crimes in greater Portland and western Maine. Holly L. Doherty, 47, of Jensen Way, Falmouth, was arrested at Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel in February for allegedly …

Portland man indicted on charges that he forced a 16-year-old into prostitution

By The Forecaster on April 21, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
A Portland man faces six charges related to sex trafficking of a minor after his April 11 indictment by a Cumberland County grand jury. Alexander Mitchell, 20, whose last known address in court records was 343 Cumberland Ave., was indicted on three counts of Class B aggravated …
Park'N Jet, which opened last month on Westbrook Street near the Portland International Jetport, provides valet parking and extras like oil changes.

Portland park-and-fly business will wash your car, get it inspected while you fly

By Brendan Twist, The Forecaster on Dec. 19, 2013, at 8:04 a.m.
When Tom Toye opened Thrifty Car Rental and Thrifty Airport Parking at the Portland International Jetport in 1970, he had a few acres of land, a small handful of cars, and a novel idea: offer valet parking to airport commuters. “I’m not sure people really understood what …

Portland public hearing on marijuana legalization set

By The Forecaster on June 19, 2013, at 7:23 a.m.
The city is a step closer to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, after the City Council voted unanimously Monday to hold a public hearing on the matter. The July 15 hearing will be held in response to a citizen-proposed ordinance that would allow adults to possess …

Plan to expand Freeport school fails at polls

on June 12, 2013, at 10:24 a.m.

Police: Portland man stabbed multiple times in Old Port

By The Forecaster on June 08, 2013, at 7:50 a.m.
A 22-year-old Portland man was stabbed multiple times and found on Wharf Street early Friday morning, Police Lt. James Sweatt said that afternoon. The man, discovered around 1:30 a.m. by police, was transported and admitted to Maine Medical Center, where his injuries are serious but not life-threatening. …

Bath police applaud girl for saying ‘no’ to stranger

By The Forecaster on April 03, 2013, at 4:48 p.m.
Police commended an 11-year-old Bath Middle School student for saying “no” to a stranger in a vehicle when he twice asked her for directions and then offered to give her a ride Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Mike Field said the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. on High …

Pittsfield man arrested after allegedly driving 100 mph while drunk in Freeport

By The Forecaster on March 19, 2013, at 3:41 p.m.
A Pittsfield man was arrested Monday after allegedly driving almost 100 mph on Interstate 295 while he was drunk. Joel W. Lallier, 27, was driving on I-295 at about 2:45 a.m. when he passed Officer Brandon Paxton at about 86 mph, Police Chief Gerald Schofield said Tuesday. …

Judge awards $123K to woman who says Maine Mall jewelry store employee refused to serve her because of race

By The Forecaster on Dec. 10, 2012, at 6:50 p.m.
SOUTH PORTLAND | Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Nancy Mills awarded a $123,000 judgment to a woman who was discriminated against while trying to shop at a Maine Mall jewelry store. Portland resident Ryishisa Morris, who is African-American and Native American, sued Piercing Pagoda, a division of Zales Jewelers. …
Jamie Mondragon

Man suspected of stabbing woman in Brunswick arrested in California

By The Forecaster on Oct. 15, 2012, at 7:44 p.m.
A Maine man sought in connection with a late-September stabbing in Brunswick was arrested Oct. 12 in California. Police said Jamie Mondragon, 31, of Auburn was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Fresno, Calif., after sources helped law enforcement officers determine his whereabouts. Mondragon allegedly fled …

Man, woman arrested after shootout in Yarmouth

By The Forecaster on Oct. 01, 2012, at 10:33 a.m.
Two people were arrested after a disturbance call escalated into a shootout early Sunday. There were no injuries, according to the Yarmouth Police Department. Police said they were dispatched to a disturbance call on Granite Street at about 1 a.m. While en route, the disturbance escalated to …
John Richardson in 2010 as a Democratic candidate for Maine governor.

Former gubernatorial hopeful Richardson now eyes Brunswick Town Council seat

By Dylan Martin, The Forecaster on Sept. 05, 2012, at 2:30 p.m.
Two incumbents and a seasoned state politician may be running uncontested campaigns for three town council seats in the Nov. 6 election. As of Wednesday, there were still no candidates for one of the three open School Board seats. Three seats on the school board and three …
Robert J. Carroll

Durham man suspected in at least 12 Brunswick car burglaries

By Dylan Martin, The Forecaster on Aug. 31, 2012, at 7:23 a.m.
A Durham man has been implicated in a dozen car burglaries in the area and could be connected to another 20 after he admitted to involvement last week, police said. Robert J. Carroll, 21, confessed to the break-ins after he was arrested on Aug. 21, Deputy Police …
Karen D'Andrea announced her resignation from the Scarborough Town Council Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, citing the time commitment of "additional career responsibilities."

Scarborough town councilor tenders immediate resignation

By The Forecaster on Aug. 13, 2012, at 7:12 p.m.
Karen D’Andrea announced her immediate resignation from the Town Council on Monday, citing “additional career responsibilities which leave me unable to maintain the high standards I set for myself as a public servant.” D’Andrea, who also has been chairwoman of the ordinance committee, was in the first …

Police: Man standing on South Portland dam doused himself with gas, may have had lighter

By The Forecaster on Aug. 02, 2012, at 7:05 a.m.
Police said a 32-year-old man who threatened to commit suicide July 26 while standing on a city dam was taken to Maine Medical Center in Portland for a mental health evaluation. Lt. Frank Clark said the unidentified man doused himself with gasoline in the Redbank neighborhood. …
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