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Grand jury hands up indictments in 2 Portland accidents

PORTLAND - Two men have been indicted on several charges stemming from traffic accidents in the city last fall. On March 12, Matthew A. Dickson, 23, of 800 Methodist Road, Westbrook, was indicted for manslaughter by a Cumberland County grand jury for his role in a Nov. 2, 2017, accident near Westgat

THEFORECASTER.NET - 2018-03-19 17:45:00

Homeless man killed by city truck led enigmatic life

Robert Belanger was an intelligent, well-spoken and thoughtful man who often wore professional attire and sported a fedora hat and neatly trimmed beard and mustache. At first glance, one might think he was a Portland banker or lawyer. But Belanger was homeless, living in the woods and sometimes slee

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-03-19 08:00:00

Westbrook man indicted for manslaughter in Portland crash

Matthew Aaron Dickson, 23, is also indicted on a felony charge of driving to endanger in connection with the Nov. 2 fatality. A Westbrook man who was involved in a fatal motor vehicle crash last fall has been indicted for manslaughter by the Cumberland County grand jury. Matthew Aaron Dickson, 23,

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-03-19 01:49:02

Truck carrying Amazon packages crashes in Limington

A truck carrying Amazon packages rolled over in Limington Monday morning, spilling fuel and transmission fluid on Sokokis Trail. A Ryder rental box truck driven by 24-year-old Predrag Manjerovic of Washington state crashed around 5:20 a.m. on Sokokis Trail near Brackett's Orchard. Sheriff Bill King

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-03-19 11:24:20

Limington Fire Department ordered to 'Stand Down'

Order sent from town selectman's office regarding to non-compliant safety gear Updated: 1:23 PM EDT Mar 18, 2018 Limington's town selectmen have ordered the town's fire department to "stand down" on any response to fires and car accidents, because the department's fire safety gear is no longer in

WMTW - 2018-03-18 17:23:00

If you savor scallops, good news: Price drop may be in store

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Good news for scallop fans. Already one of the most readily available higher-priced seafoods to consumers, the succulent shellfish could fall in price this year. American harvests of scallops have grown in recent years, from 33.8 million pounds in 2014 to 40.5 million pounds i


New cheese shop coming to Portland in June

A couple who are veterans of two famous American cheese shops - Cowgirl Creamery in California and Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts - plan to open cheese shop in Portland early this summer. The Cheese Shop of Portland will be located in a renovated shipping container at 93 Washington Av

PRESSHERALD.COM - 2018-03-19 21:38:25

Dapper dog on chilly St. Patrick's Day in Portland

Slugger the Sea Dog sports a shamrock blazer Saturday, March 17, as he leads the Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band down Commercial Street in Portland during the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration sponsored by The Irish American Club of Maine. Hundreds of people participated and lined the parade r

THEFORECASTER.NET - 2018-03-19 15:00:00

Waterboro man arrested after head-butting one deputy, biting another, sheriff says

A Waterboro man was arrested after head-butting a York County sheriff's deputy and biting another deputy on the leg as he resisted their efforts to let a woman living at the house retrieve her belongings, Sheriff William King said Saturday. Nicholas Morin, 29, was charged on Friday with assault on a


Short-term rental ban on hold in South Portland

With more than 1,000 certified signatures, opponents of South Portland's ban on short-term rentals have forced the city council to revisit the issue. SOUTH PORTLAND (WGME) -- The push to challenge the recently approved ban on short term rentals in South Portland will force the city council to revisi


Hotel guest arrested after allegedly stabbing housekeeper

PORTSMOUTH A hotel guest is in police custody after she reportedly stabbed a housekeeping employee in the face and chest with scissors Friday morning, said Police Chief Robert Merner. Police and firefighters were called to the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel at 250 Market St. shortly after 9 a.


Homeless man ordered to stay away from farm after death of goat

Right now, 40-year-old Danny Arnold, a homeless man from Portland, is behind bars for a probation violation. PORTLAND (WGME) -- A judge has ordered a homeless man to stay away from Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook, after a pregnant goat was killed by a crossbow. Right now, 40-year-old Danny Arnold, a


High winds causing outages, closing roads

High winds caused power outages and closed roads Saturday. A large tree falling across Park Road in Windham cut power to the area and damaged cable and telephone lines as well. (Windham Police) CENTRAL, SOUTHERN MAINE (WGME) -- High winds are knocking trees into power lines and disrupting traffic ac


High winds down trees, power lines in Raymond and Windham

Two main roads in Raymond were closed Saturday after high winds brought trees down on power lines, according to a Cumberland County dispatcher. A section of Route 121, or Meadow Road, was closed, as was Route 85 near the Egypt Road intersection, according to Alix Greenleaf. The roads were closed abo