It's the place where you find funny descriptions of the recent police blotter in your town. A new working group is researching proposals to improve internet access in town. The online exhibit, stemming from a "secret" message passed to one one artist and then spread worldwide through art, will go live April 10 and feature the work of a dozen Maine artists. USA Distributor of MCM Equipment forecaster police beat Until 1990, the mayor of the city of d was also the voivodeship governor. Group rides will be held next week in seven communities across Maine. Parents will be surveyed on the prospective change to a later start time for middle and high school students and an earlier start time for elementary students. Bauer. COVID-19 vaccinations, an easing of travel restrictions and another round of federal relief funding will aid in the rebound of the Portland International Jetport, Paul Bradbury says. A Woodfords Congregational Church task force recommends selling part of the building to Community Housing of Maine for senior housing. The Forecaster Gnomes galore at South Portland-Cape Elizabeth upcoming SpringFest The lead-up to. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that teens should sleep 8 to 10 hours on a regular basis to promote optimal health. February 6, 2023. Greater Portland Family Promise has been working with area congregations to shelter asylum-seeking families for two weeks at a time. Two new programs from Finally Home in North Yarmouth will provide financial assistance to eligible Mainers whose old dogs require medical services, including being put down. Police say he is expected to address the arrest warrant when he returns to . Wildwood Health Center moved from Portland to be part of the community and to be more accessible to its clients. Local youth sports organizations report strong participation numbers despite pandemic challenges. The board says it will need to see the result of a traffic review for the Route 1 project. Fiona Meyer will compete in the North American Irish Dance Championships in 2023. Clark Baston donated his late father's collection of documents to the town. Prince Memorial Library to host talk on Maine Big Night, Yarmouth Community Services wins chambers Presidents Award, Falmouth, Cumberland businesses merge with environment in mind, Games with grandfather inspire new chess club for those with memory loss, North Yarmouth, Falmouth looking for their oldest residents, Freeport board puts off vote on controversial apartment project, Cumberland should act now on affordable housing, task force says, Falmouth receives county funding for heat assistance, Recycle masks, sneakers, lamps and coats Feb. 25 in Cumberland, Modular classrooms at center of SAD 51 five-year facilities plan, Yarmouth man wins 2023 eco-Excellence Award, Yarmouth families step up to support beloved crossing guard, Dog retirement home broadening its reach to help with others vet bills, North Yarmouth mom hopes her book will inspire inclusion and acceptance of differing abilities, Yarmouth council plans to create Police Services Advisory Committee, AARP Tax-Aide Program available at Falmouth library, Falmouth kindergarten registration now open, RSU 5 Superintendents Notebook: The struggle is real for student mental health, Freeport residents against proposed apartment complex seek others to speak out, A bond of more than 40 years bolstered by bunco, Falmouth students gaining wisdom from OceanView residents, Greely High School student advances to national debate competition, Yarmouth opens new facilities at Transfer Station, Mental wellness program takes shape for Cumberland police officers, Yarmouth moves forward on ordinance to require new affordable housing in town, Gorham woman revels in retirement as time to reach her peak, Pickleball takes Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth by storm, New Royal River data fuels dam removal efforts, Falmouth Schools begin planning for campus of the future, Cumberland chiefs appointment allows for give and take, Letter: Todays press lacks crucial journalism, Shops at Falmouth Center project gets planners OK, Retired intelligence officer to speak in Falmouth on global supply chains, Yarmouth fundraiser raises over $1,000 for heating assistance fund, Yarmouth Affordable Housing Committee to hold listening session, Baxter School for Deaf basketball team back in the game, Winter Guide: Outdoor skating rinks ready when weather is, Winter Guide: Pineland Farms offers a wealth of activities, Winter Guide: From produce to pottery, shop local at winter farmers markets, Winter Guide: Five reasons the beach is better in the winter, Quick with the bricks: Cumberland teen smashes Lego world record, RSU 5 Superintendents Notebook: Why attendance matters, now more than ever, Educate teens about marijuana danger, panelists say, Prince Memorial Library celebrates its 100th year, Mentors needed to spend quality time with kids, Letter: Pine Grove Woods is safe and walkable again, Site of rejected SAD 51 school project stays on the table, Falmouth awarded grant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Yarmouth nonprofit preserves a piece of working waterfront, Free session on mindfulness, meditation in Falmouth, Trudy Birds lbar celebrates grand opening in North Yarmouth, Room at the inn: Falmouth congregation takes in asylum-seeking families, Falmouth residents have new textile recycling option, Public meeting Jan. 12 on Falmouth school campus plan, New year, new upgrades in store for Cultivating Community farm, Falmouth fifth grader moving up in world of Irish dance, Volunteers driving force behind Cumberland Wood Bank, Newest art installation takes flight in Yarmouth, Letter: Pine Grove now too depressing to visit, Cumberland town clerk retires after 22 years with town, Holiday celebrations light up Yarmouth and Cumberland, Falmouth Route 1 mixed-use project not yet set for green light, More men Man Up to Cancer with growing support group, Community adds the spirit to Christmas with Kennerley concert, he says, North Yarmouths Old Town House gets a new mouse, Pine Grove project leaves some residents wondering where forest went, Trail vs. rail: Mixed response at Casco Bay Rail Trail hearing, Yarmouth approves vision statement to guide planning, Yarmouth joins initiative to keep textiles out of landfills, SAD 51 to discuss moving forward after failed school vote, Memorial basketball courts a community effort, grateful Falmouth family says, Yarmouth fourth-graders going to bat for the birds, Performance honors two young Freeport lives lost, Rescuer of senior dogs gives everything I can, $1.5M Yarmouth Transfer Station project has begun, North Yarmouth Academy students dig in at school construction site, Falmouth Police recovery coaching program going strong, Local schools have more job openings than usual, Yarmouth looks to place historic schoolhouse on the market, Residents asked to Imagine Yarmouth to assist in future planning, Election results: Juli, Regan elected to Falmouth School Board, Election results: Candura, Mitchell, Vine win seats in SAD 51, Election results: Walsh reelected to N. Yarmouth Budget Committee, Election results: Joint campaign for North Yarmouth Select Board succeeds, Falmouth library nears goal in spring funding campaign, Five towns partner with GPCOG for climate solution funds, Yarmouth Clam Festival returns with more free, family fun, Falmouth puts its history on permanent display, Yarmouth schools finalize goals for next five years, Portland to Auburn rail trail possibilities under consideration, Towns ready for voters on Election Day, June 14, Swallows or swifts? The suspect was also shot and is hospitalized. As housing opportunities dwindle in the competitive market, more working people are experiencing homelessness, often for the first time in their lives. The property between Stevens and Forest avenues was deeded to the city by Gov. A new Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine afterschool program for asylum seekers is staffed in part by college students who also came to Maine from African countries. 9/6 at 1:42 a.m. Jason S. Callnan, 25, of. The report found that most of the attendees were there to peacefully protest and concluded that police made arrests "sparingly" and used force only on protesters who had turned violent. Forecaster police beat. Anna Siegel, recognized for her leadership roles in statewide youth groups, spearheaded successful passage of a bill in the Legislature for the state to divest of its assets in the fossil fuel industry. A fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House and Salvation Army created by three girls from Falmouth and Yarmouth includes delivering season's greetings to local seniors. The annual fundraiser usually brings together hundreds of community members and thousands of dollars in donations for the Falmouth Food Pantry. Pavel Sulyandziga, an opera singer whose father lives in Yarmouth, says he is particularly sensitive to the invasion of Ukraine because he has many friends there. Portland voters Tuesday will decide on nine members of the Portland Charter Commission and whether to approve the $125.2 million school budget for the next school year. Police beat for Friday, Dec. 24 David C.L. Tom Roth's "A Sporting Year in Maine" is a month-by-month journey in the year of a Maine outdoorsman, who counts Sebago Lake as one of his favorite fishing spots. Group can help you preserve its historic character, Pair of curious Cumberland school third graders succeed as art detectives, Gray gets new preserve abutting Libby Hill trails, Circus coming to Cumberland Fairgrounds despite worries over animal treatment, North Yarmouth Fire Rescue looks to expand or move, Now in North Yarmouth, Wild Seed Project keeps on growing, Mental health liaison to join Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland police, Greely, Yarmouth students raise thousands for victims of war, Anonymous donor gives Falmouth police $300,000 for Tasers, cameras, Conservation trust targets land in four-town hot spot, Yarmouth community music center scaling up, Falmouth seeking Citizen of the Year nominations, North Yarmouth Academy students mark 20th year of making wishes come true, Report: Most Falmouth residents support modest, measured growth, Maine group inspires young voters by putting them to work, Plans for Route 100 rotary in works in Cumberland, Cumberland woman running Boston Marathon for those with Alzheimers, Sales of collectible comic books soar in Maine during pandemic, Cumberland-North Yarmouth school district to consider solar options, Yarmouth school budget includes pre-K, new mental health staff, Kuhn running to represent Falmouth in Augusta, Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth high schools bring on the drama, Russian singer hopes to promote peace through performance in Yarmouth, Falmouth tax deal to bring in $21.5 million over 30 years, Waynfletes science olympians hope to extend dynasty, Falmouth hires McNulty as permanent superintendent, Yarmouths Ryan Gleason named state principal of the year, Voters approve building cap for North Yarmouth village, Greater Portland Metro replacing Breez fleet with greener buses, No. People took to the streets as part of the Cumberland Historical Society's scavenger hunt, the proceeds of which benefit Greely High School's scholarship fund. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth library has expanded three times since its doors opened in 1923, and it plans to keep expanding. The Wabanakis revere the brown ash tree, which is a target of the destructive emerald ash borer, and use the trees in their traditional basket making. The Meads of Westbrook host the computerized light and music show each evening during the season to benefit the American Refuge League of Greater Portland. Yarmouth seeks input on outdoor art installation, Major West Falmouth sewer project to begin within month, Summit proposes rate increase of up to 200% for gas customers in Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Cumberland teacher, students reach around globe to build library, Yarmouth teen activist wins a Brookie for climate work, Mackworth Island study to be released next month, In North Yarmouth, Old Town House becoming new again, Access loop, walkway proposed for Chebeagues Stone Pier, Yarmouths COVID-19 task force wins state award, Yarmouth library to examine its sustainability practices, Cumberland considers housing crunch task force, Seven newcomers on ballot for SAD 51 board, Three-way race for two council seats in Cumberland, Consolidated Communications begins fiber internet rollout in Falmouth, Royal River dam removal plans move forward, Three on ballot for two North Yarmouth budget committee seats, In North Yarmouth, a crowded slate for Select Board, Four newcomers running for two Falmouth School Board seats, Greely High School named best in Maine for third year, Cumberland, Falmouth, North Yarmouth approve new annual budgets, Plan to renovate an old Yarmouth home? Local events include two trunk-or-treat events and a cemetery stroll. The Portland Alliance for Good Government wants newly elected at-large member Nasreen Sheikh-Yousef removed. Ruth Weeks has been competing in debates since her sophomore year and qualified for national tournaments twice. The Portland Recovery Community Center on Forest Avenue hopes to more than double its space to better meet its expanding membership's needs. Dogs must be leashed at Woods Road Community Forest from December through March to protect the winter deer habitat. The Yarmouth Elementary School students are working with BirdSafe Maine to find prevent bird strikes against school windows. Krista Cole, who also owns Sur Lie in Portland, will continue to offer dishes made with local ingredients. Sgt. : Westbrook art installation hopes to evoke them, Small park causes big disagreement in Portland, I-295 closure in Portland rescheduled for April, Home births in Maine rise as patients seek control during pandemic, New owner of Gather in Yarmouth plans to keep cozy neighborhood vibe, Councilor wants city to regularly recognize indigenous people who lived in Westbrook, Westbrook-Windham rail trail moves forward, Tradition or relic? Friends of Phoever Maine's Truc Huynh, who died at age 40 June 18, say he was a selfless hard worker who was dedicated to helping others. The material commonly used to seal driveways contains carcinogens and also harms aquatic life. One of my favorite parts of the paper is the Police Beat. Supporters say the time is right for a "critical investment to address the deep inequities in our schools.". "It will be great to be up there offering this music of hope and inspiration in such a difficult year," the Classical Uprising artistic director says. The pandemic has meant Rippleffect's Cow Island is off limits, forcing the Portland-based organization to shift its programming. Raising the wharf 2-3 feet is also being considered as sea-level rise threatens the coastal community. Dixie Hayes of the North Yarmouth Historical Society authors a children's book about the Old Town House that she hopes will appeal to young readers and adults alike. The school district, which has doubled the number of educators of color since 2016, is coming up with a plan based on findings of an Educators of Color study conducted with Bowdoin College. The juried show Oct. 20-23 features 179 selected pieces from Maine artists and benefits area nonprofits. The new owner of the former Rite Aid/Walgreens building at Forest and Ocean avenues intends to subdivide the building. The donation is the largest in North Yarmouth Academy's history. The Newman Police Department received 73 calls for service and reported 107 officer-initiated calls for a total of 180 incidents from Feb. 10 to Feb. 16. Maine author/illustrators Ryan T. Higgins and Chris Van Dusen will appear in a Draw Off July 17 at Congress Square Park. The proposed fiscal year 2022 budget, up $5.9 million over the current year's, includes close to $3 million in equity investments. A campus master plan will be created through a multi-year process. "It has been great to see how much this library means to people," a library official says. Gnomes galore at South Portland-Cape Elizabeth upcoming SpringFest, Games with grandfather inspire new chess club for those with memory loss, Bus services halve fares to get riders back on board, Dog retirement home broadening its reach to help with others vet bills, Letter: Not all who promise cage-free eggs deliver, Letter: Todays press lacks crucial journalism, Baxter School for Deaf basketball team back in the game, Winter Guide: Outdoor skating rinks ready when weather is, Winter Guide: Pineland Farms offers a wealth of activities, Winter Guide: From produce to pottery, shop local at winter farmers markets, Winter Guide: Five reasons the beach is better in the winter, Educate teens about marijuana danger, panelists say, Mentors needed to spend quality time with kids, Maine College of Arts and Designs local impact? There are a dozen companies in the state, including two in Portland, that offer tours that allow the public an opportunity to try their hand at lobstering. Scott Booth, Emily Hinman, Sara Juli and Laurel Regan hope to be elected in June to the seats vacated by James Cahan and Krisztina Napolitano, who opted not to run again. The gift means the department can fully outfit its force with stun guns and cameras and its patrol cars with dash cams at no cost to the department or taxpayers. Jim Rodimon of North Yarmouth hands out the overdose reversal drug and other supplies on the streets of Portland. Jennifer Newendyke. A coloring book created by the Portland Public Art Committee is being expanded this year to include illustrations of several more of the city's art pieces. Decentraland Vs. Bakes for Breast Cancer, which raises money for Dana Farber Cancer Institute research, expands to Maine for the first time next week. The Yarmouth Historic Preservation Committee will advise residents who want to renovate their houses with the goal of keeping intact the town's history and character. The image from video released on Jan. 27, 2023, by the City of Memphis, shows Tyre Nichols during a brutal attack by five Memphis police officers on Jan. 7, 2023, in Memphis, Tenn. Nichols died on . The local band was on the brink of breaking up even before their first show because of a vocalist's medical issue. The team's revival gives middle schoolers the opportunity to connect with others in the wider deaf and hard of hearing community. Police bodycam footage shows five Memphis officers attacking and beating Tyre Nichols during a traffic stop on January 7. The City Council approved an agreement with LiveBarn to provide the service for next season. A new system will allow Maine Historical Society to expand the safe storage of its vast collection. The idea for the club came from a Cape Elizabeth student who played the game with her grandfather, who had dementia but "always remembered how to play chess.". The money had been misallocated to the general fund as surplus, but the hall is now back in the black. Work in Portland and South Portland includes groups looking into racial inequities in the two cities, and Falmouth is holding racial awareness classes to its employees. The housing and economic development committee recommends moving forward with Developers Collaborative and hopes to get the project approved before any potential limits on shelter sizes would go into effect. A group led by former Director of State Planning Richard Barringer calls for adding plazas, gardens, a playground and a public landing to the more than 10 acres between the Maine State Pier and the former Portland Company property. PORTLAND, Ore. A grand jury has indicted a Portland police officer with an assault charge, accusing him of hitting a woman in the head with a baton during a protest in August. Cumberland, Yarmouth, Freeport, North Yarmouth and Brunswick, working with Greater Portland Council of Governments, will apply for a state grant to help meet their climate goals. Shop Chewy Pharmacy for the best pet prescription medications online! The bridge and road work around Exit 9 and Route 1 are expected to have major traffic impacts and drivers are encouraged to detour around the area in April. Hazardous deadwood will be removed from the popular 29-acre preserve in Falmouth. Windham High School's choir director: "How do you teach choir when you cant sing?". The four men are running to replace council veteran Nick Mavodones. Cape Elizabeth resident Trevor Maxwell's Man Up to Cancer community has taken off across the country, inspiring men not to go through it alone. Freeport Police Beat: Sept. 12. As I was drinking my coffee this morning, I flipped through the latest edition of the Mid-Coast Forecaster, a weekly publication that covers news and events from my local area. Mireille Tona is Boys & Girls Clubs Portland Clubhouse's Youth of the Year. Search for jobs related to Forecaster police beat or hire on the world's largest freelancing marketplace with 20m+ jobs. The 8-year-olds track down the Portland artist and discover the history of a lobby sculpture at Mabel I. Wilson Elementary School. Town of Clinton Police Department Records http://www.clinton-me.us/index.asp Search Town of Clinton Police Department's public records including concealed weapons permits. This year's concert hosted by organist James Kennerley features two local choirs, the Kotzschmar Festival Brass and Percussion ensemble, a renowned opera singer and the audience. Stinecipher was arrested by Longview police at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of Bill Owens Parkway. Lisa Wentzell's "A Dog and His Boy" is based on her son, Scotty, a very active young man with Dubowitz syndrome. The Woodlands Homeowners Association will file a lawsuit to stop the town from beginning the sewer improvement project next month, its attorney says. *FREE* shipping on orders $49+ and the BEST customer service! "It's letting people know that we're done with the suffering and the violence. The four new buses also will be larger and last longer. A solar power project will begin soon at Falmouth Land Trust's Hurricane Valley Farm, where more than 50 families of New Mainers grow food, and a fundraising campaign is underway to renovate a dilapidated barn. The three members are gearing up for their first East Coast tour, the result of a year of hustle and following their dream. The clinic will be open two days a week and serve 500 people a day to start. Due to a projected increase in enrollment, the school district looks to construct at least one and possibly two new school buildings in a subdivision in North Yarmouth. You Regatta, with a shop in Falmouth, has joined forces with Logo Owl in an eco-friendly venture to provide customized and promotional products. Portland is looking into a new outdoor dining program that would permanently close Dana and Wharf streets and part of Milk Street, but economic development committee members worry the new allowances would impact parking. A planned expansion would include two additional squash courts, a cafe, community kitchen and space to hold meetings, lectures, potlucks or open mike nights. The Maine Audubon event, held since 1983, is looking for volunteer counters, particularly on Sebago Lake and Naples' Long Lake. homestead high school staff. The Police Citizen Review Subcommittee doubles down on its recommendation to add two residents to the Portland Police Department's use of force committee. Rondrick Marqualin Grant, 26, of Kilgore, was held Monday on bonds totaling $12,000 on charges of possession of between 4 and 400 grams of a controlled substance and criminal mischief between $750 . The Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland says interest in pet adoption is 'three times higher' than pre-pandemic days, but adoptions were down by about 28% because of a lack of available animals. The video also sparked outrage at the country's latest instance of police. Town voters June 14 will choose from Peter Harvey Godsoe, Darla Hamlin and Andy Walsh. Recommendations include setting up a city racial equity department and giving more power to the citizens panel that reviews internal investigations at the police department. Ethereum, initially described in a white paper by cryptocurrency researcher and programmer Vitalik Buterin in 2013, is an open-source, public, blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract (scripting) functionality. Get news from Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, North Yarmouth and Yarmouth in your inbox every Thursday at 11 a.m. 332 were here. Five former Memphis police officers have pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and other charges in the violent arrest and death of Tyre Nichols. Members of the Sacred Heart/Saint Dominic Parish in Portland have donated cards to inmates at Cumberland County Jail to send to their loved ones for more than 30 years. The accident on Main Street spurred the Town Council to beef up an existing plan for new crosswalks. Joann Bautista, of Portland, has been hired for the newly created position of policy advisor to the secretary of state. Five Memphis police officers, all of them Black, involved in the Jan. 7 arrest of Tyre Nichols, also Black, were charged with murder and other crimes ahead of the expected bodycam footage release. CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - 19 News meteorologist Jon Loufman was attacked and severely beaten in his home on July 9, according to Bay Village police. The Latchstring Park task force has raised $150,000 of its $350,000 fundraising goal. If a land swap between the city and the Maine Department of Transportation is approved, the city would receive a defunct railroad track between Deering Oaks and St. John Street, a 10-acre parcel on County Way and the parking lot next to Miss Portland Diner, and the state would gain ownership of the wharf on Cliff Island and the International Marine Terminal. To give restaurants more time to apply for permanent setups, the Town Council once again extends until Dec. 12 an emergency provision that had been set to expire this week. The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Ben Chipman, is set to be taken up Tuesday by the joint transportation committee. Letter: Forecaster guilty of practicing cancel culture Most read stories . "They didn't give me enough time to . The 95 apartments in two buildings behind the old Mercy Hospital will go to those making less than the city's median income. KOREATOWN, LOS ANGELES ( KABC) A man who was attacked and severely beaten at a Metro station in Koreatown says the attackers yelled racial slurs at him. The C. Love Baking Academy, an offshoot of the C. Love Cookie Project, has trained women in the art of baking. The planned hotel and brew hall are among the components that have been delayed. Founded in 2020, Youth Work Makes the Booth Work is encouraging teenagers to participate in the democratic process whether by voting or by working the polls themselves. Officer Les Smith was credited with saving the life of a Portland fire captain during a potentially deadly structure fire on Peaks Island. Police Chief Chip Rumsey says his new role with the International Association of Chiefs of Police will allow him to share valuable lessons and bring valuable knowledge home. Nearly 100 creches in a range of styles will be shown at St. Hyacinth's Church on Friday and Saturday and many will be available for purchase. The Town Council will decide Thursday whether dogs must be leashed at all times at Royal River Park. The changes address some earlier complaints from owners who wanted to make their outside pandemic service a permanent part of their offerings.