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York board rejects appeal to shut down marijuana growing operation

YORK, Maine — Over the objections of numerous abutters and residents who voiced concerns about increased traffic, safety and their quality of life, the York Appeals Board on Wednesday upheld a July 9 decision allowing a medical marijuana facility to continue operations. Neighbors of the medical marijuana facility at 17 …

So yesterday: Portland Harbor bids adieu to the Google barge, ‘for good’

On Tuesday, Portland Tugboat LLC posted a picture on its Facebook page of the once-celebrated so-called “Google barge” being dragged away from Portland Harbor by the tugger Rowan — as the post said, “for good.” Thus ends a 10-month stay for the cube-like floating structure that was a whirlwind in …

York County chamber cancels next week’s gubernatorial debate after LePage turns down invite

KITTERY, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has turned down a gubernatorial debate in Kittery on Aug. 27, prompting the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce to pull out of the event. “We can only do so much,” said Chamber board president Jeff Pelkey. “It’s unfortunate for southern Maine. This is …

House speaker proposes $65 million bond to build senior housing, other measures to help older Mainers live at home

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Maine House Speaker Mark Eves on Wednesday announced a series of proposals designed to build more affordable housing for seniors and otherwise help them remain in their homes as they age. Eves, a Democrat who is running for re-election in his North Berwick House district, said his …

House speaker proposes $65 million bond to build senior housing, other measures to help older Mainers live at home

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Maine House Speaker Mark Eves on Wednesday announced a series of proposals designed to build more affordable housing for seniors and otherwise help them remain in their homes as they age. Eves, a Democrat who is running for re-election in his North Berwick House district, said his …

Eaves announces KeepME Home

Maine House Speaker Mark Eves on Wednesday announced a series of proposals designed to build more affordable housing for seniors and otherwise help them remain in their homes as they age.

1,500 Emera customers lose power in Gouldsboro area

GOULDSBORO, Maine — More than 1,500 Emera Maine customers were without power early Wednesday afternoon, possibly because of a downed utility pole, according to officials. According to a prepared statement from the electrical power distribution company, 1,527 customers had lost power in the vicinity of Winter Harbor and Gouldsboro. Emera …

Old Town McDonald’s to collect school supplies

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: McDonald's, 993 Stillwater Ave., Old Town OLD TOWN, Maine — The Old Town McDonald’s, 993 Stillwater Ave., will collect school supplies for families in need during its Stuff the Bus event, 1-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. All supplies will be …

‘He was possessed,’ says neighbor of Bangor man charged with beating pregnant woman

BANGOR, Maine — A neighbor of the man accused of brutally beating a pregnant woman who was staying with him said she opened her Essex Street apartment’s front door early Monday and saw Josh Cole attempting to strangle the woman in the hallway while chanting about the devil. Donna Lewis, …

Biddeford raises the roof this weekend with fashion show, ball

BIDDEFORD, Maine — What do the mayor, a deep-pocketed developer and an award-winning novelist have in common? They are all set to rock the red carpet at the Biddeford Ball on Saturday night. Organized by clothing designer Roxi Suger, the inaugural party in a former textile mill embraces the city’s …