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  • Published
    July 29, 2011

    Dechaine gets DNA legal victory

    PORTLAND – A judge has ordered the state’s crime lab to compare a partial DNA profile – collected from the thumbnail of a 12-year-old murder victim in 1988 – against Maine’s database of 21,000 DNA samples from convicted felons. Friday’s ruling by Justice Carl O. Bradford at Cumberland County Superior Court was seen as a […]

  • Published
    July 29, 2011

    Dechaine legal team tries again

    The convicted killer’s defense will argue preliminary motions today in his bid for a new trial.

  • Published
    July 28, 2011

    Hearing to be held in Dechaine case

    PORTLAND — A preliminary hearing is scheduled for tomorrow in Dennis Dechaine’s longrunning bid to get a new trial in his murder case. Dechaine, 53, is serving a life sentence for the kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Sarah Cherry in 1988 in the Sagadahoc County town of Bowdoin. He has maintained that he is innocent, […]

  • Published
    July 21, 2011

    Scarborough council accepts plan for school

    The $39.1 million proposal to replace Wentworth is described as ‘frugal’ and is likely to be on the Nov. 8 ballot.

  • Published
    July 19, 2011

    Biddeford man pleads not guilty to cyberstalking

    PORTLAND — A 41-year-old Biddeford man pleaded not guilty today to federal charges of cyberstalking and identity theft. Shawn Sayer entered the plea at U.S. District Court. He is accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend for four years after they broke up in 2006, even after she changed her name and moved from Maine to Louisiana. […]

  • Published
    July 18, 2011

    A restaurant might mend her broken heart

    Carla Mains is determined to find a new location for the former Pizza by Angelone business in South Portland.

  • Published
    July 17, 2011

    Sprinkler requirements fire up arguments

    The systems ‘save lives,’ proponents say, but others worry about the cost and its effect on homeownership.

  • Published
    July 15, 2011

    Another tax year, another mall fight

    South Portland will defend its 2009 assessment next week from a challenge by the Maine Mall’s owners.

  • Published
    July 12, 2011

    Cape councilors honor $350,000 land trust pledge

    The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust will get the money that it was promised last month to purchase property off Shore Road.

  • Published
    July 9, 2011

    Town a little upset land trust won’t bend

    In Cape Elizabeth, wrangling over a proposed path