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Portland Police Beat: Nov. 14
11/5 at 8:11 a.m.Sherene Guiliani, 30, of Limington, was arrested on Orchard Street by Officer William Stratis on an outstanding warrant from another agency.
Crew rescued as fishing vessel sinks
All four crew members of the Aaron & Melissa II, a Maine-based boat that frequently lands catch in Gloucester, were rescued and safely returned to shore Wednesday morning after the 75-foot steel dragger sank off the coast of Nova Scotia.
Jury convicts Portland man of abusing 2-month-old child
Brandon Coleman, 30, was convicted of three charges related to a serious assault on his then-eight-week old daughter in July 2017.
Portland council expected to support building single homeless shelter to replace aging Preble Street facility
At one point, City Councilor Belinda Ray, who leads the committee, asked for an informal straw poll to make clear that six councilors were favoring a single city shelter. Several social service providers have said in emails to Ray that they agree a larger, consolidated shelter would.
South Portland donates Christmas tree for Portland's Monument Square
Portland City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin on Tuesday said the tree will be cut and moved Thursday, Nov. 15, starting at 7:30 a.m. It is expected to be standing in Monument Square by noon. The route the tree will take was not immediately available.
Portland’s 40-foot holiday tree to arrive in square Thursday
Photo courtesy of Portland's Downtown DistrictA blue spruce is lifted from a South Portland yard to be moved to Monument Square in downtown Portland in this BDN file photo. This year's tree will be delivered in Portland Thursday.The Associated Press•November 14, 2018 4:23 pmPORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s
Poliquin sues in federal court to stop ranked-choice vote count | Journal Tribune
“If a judge tells us to stop, we’ll stop . . . I think we have to obey the law, and the law says that we proceed,” Dunlap said Tuesday afternoon.
South Portland council picks mayor for 2019
Morgan, 57, lives in the Ferry Village neighborhood and holds the District 1 seat on the council. He is collections manager for Dirigo Federal Credit Union.
Augusta man killed in Windham crash - Lewiston Sun Journal
Killed was Adam Clark, 34, of Augusta, who was behind the wheel of the Prius, Windham police Patrol Capt. William Andrew said.
Portland looking at over 30 sites as it grapples with sheltering the homeless
The latest analysis of Portland’s options for a new homeless shelter lists over 30 possible sites, including some near the waterfront, as well as the possibility of multiple facilities and partnerships with local nonprofits.
Portland searches for right location to house homeless
Officials originally considered a 200-bed shelter along Brighton Avenue near the Barron Center, but after receiving intense opposition by neighbors, councilors sent the committee back to square one.
Planet Dog Bought by Denver Company, but Portland Store Will Stay
Even though Planet Dog has been sold to a Denver pet toy distributor, the retail store on Marginal Way is here to stay!
Congressman, voters sue over Maine's new ranking system
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Bruce Poliquin and three other voters are suing over Maine's new voting system used for the first time in U.S. House and Senate elections.The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in federal court. It seeks a preliminary injunction, and a lawyer for Poliquin's campaig
Portland council candidate drops recount request
The city clerk “assured me that no vote was discarded due to processing problems after polls closed, and that visual counting occurred when the technology could not process a ballot,” hesaid in the post, in part.
Man killed in 3-vehicle crash in Windham identified
The crash happened around 6:30 a.m. on Route 115. The vehicles involved were a tow truck, a tractor-trailer truck, and a Prius.
Route 115 in Windham closed due to crash
WINDHAM (WGME) -- Police say Route 115 in Windham is closed due to a crash.A utility pole was taken out in the crash.Route 115 is closed from Falmouth Road to Route 302.No other information has been released at this time.This story will be updated.
Sweet, traditional and sassy: 9 things to do in Maine this weekend - mainetoday
Unplug from everything else going on in your life and spend 90 minutes with Kifah Abdullah, Emma Flores, Devin Colella and Jawad Alfatlawi. Abdullah is a poet, artist, performer and teacher who reads poetry and short stories set to music. Flores is a vocalist and senior at Kennebunk High School, as
Highland Lake team asks Falmouth, Windham to adopt new rules
Among the new rules would be a requirement for third-party, expert review of any development within the watershed areas of the lake, excluding single lots, and new manure management requirements for large farm animals such as horses or cattle.
Augusta man killed in early morning crash
WINDHAM, Maine (WMTW)One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash on Route 115 in Windham Tuesday morning.The crash was reported at about 7 a.m.Police said they believe the driver of one of the vehicles crossed the center line, causing the crash.Police identified the man killed as Adam Clark, 24 o
Snow to blanket western and northern Maine on Tuesday | Journal Tribune
The National Weather Service office in Gray is forecasting that towns in the higher elevations – such as Rangeley, Andover, Kingfield, New Portland and Jackman – could see as much as 6 to 8 inches of snowfall by the time the storm ends Tuesday night.