Announcement: Weed Delivery in Portland, Maine by Elite Harvest

February 27th, 2018 by admin No comments »

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Waterville City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday canceled

October 15th, 2018 by admin No comments »

WATERVILLE — A City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in The Chace Community Forum at Bill Joan Alfond Main Street Commons has been canceled because there is only one non-pressing item on the agenda, according to city officials.

That item, requesting that Councilor Winifred Tate, D-Ward 6, be appointed to the marijuana study committee, will be taken up at the council’s next meeting Nov. 7, according to City Clerk Patti Dubois and City Manager Michael Roy.

Winifred Tate

Council meetings are usually held the first and third Tuesday of the month, but because elections are being held Nov. 6, the council meeting will be held the next day, a Wednesday.

The marijuana committee was appointed last month to study current state law regarding all aspects of marijuana cultivation, distribution, sale, medical and other uses to better determine how the city will or will not add more conditions around marijuana use, cultivation and sale, Roy said Monday.

The committee has so far had one meeting, at which Jennifer Bergeron was named chairman, according to Roy. Other members are Councilor Nathaniel White, D-Ward 2, Robert Vear, Luc Duplessie, Tom Ferris and Anthony George, with Dan Bradstreet, the city’s code enforcement officer, and Roy serving as ex-officio, or nonvoting, members.

The city currently has a moratorium on retail establishments for the sale of recreational marijuana. Councilors last year voted to prohibit retail sales in the business district.

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Article source: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/10/15/waterville-council-meeting-scheduled-for-tuesday-canceled/

Rockland Council Candidate Harold D. Hayward, Jr.

October 15th, 2018 by admin No comments »

ROCKLAND — Three candidates, Benjamin Dorr, Harold Dale Hayward, Jr., and Brandy Perkins, are competing for one seat on the Rockland City Council. In an effort to better understand their goals and philosophies, Penobscot Bay Pilot sent them all a list of the same questions via email. What follows are their individual responses, as they have returned them.  


I was born in Belfast, lived in Northport and Belfast. I am one of six siblings and sttended schools in Northport and Belfast. I have been married 51 years with one daughter, five grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

I completed high school at Higgins Classical Institute in Charleston Maine, in 1964. I worked summers at the Lobster Pound Resturant in Lincolnville Beach, attended the Hartford Institute of Accounting and graduated from a four-year program in two years in 1966.

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I entered the United States Air Force in 1966 and was stationed at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware. I was part of the casualty reporting team where we were responsible for notifying the next of kin when a serviceman was killed, primarily in Vietnam, and applying for their benefits, awards, and decorations. I attended Delaware State College after leaving the Air Force. My wife, Geri, and I were married in 1967. 

I was a state auditor in Delaware and owned a small accounting business. We moved back to Maine in 1972. I was a state auditor in Maine from

Article source: https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/rockland-council-candidate-harold-d-hayward-jr/109047

14 charged for alleged roles in Lewiston-Auburn pot trafficking ring …

October 14th, 2018 by admin No comments »
Andree Kehn | AP

The federal probe into a large-scale marijuana manufacturing and distribution ring that allegedly operated in the Lewiston-Auburn area widened last week when a federal grand jury handed up a 41-count indictment.

The charges stemmed from February raids on 20 properties in Lewiston and Auburn in which more than 650 pounds of marketable marijuana was seized by law enforcement along with cannabis concentrate, jars of butane hash oil, guns and cars, including a $190,000 Lamborghini.

[Fourth man arrested for alleged role in Lewiston-Auburn pot trafficking ring]

The indictment named 14 individuals and seven companies with being involved in what the U.S. attorney’s office has described as an indoor pot growing and selling conspiracy that operated between 2015 and Feb. 27, 2018, and included individuals from Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.

The indictment alleges that the businesses were used to manufacture and distribute marijuana and to launder money earned

Article source: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/10/news/lewiston-auburn/14-charged-for-alleged-roles-in-lewiston-auburn-pot-trafficking-ring/

14 charged for alleged roles in Lewiston-Auburn pot trafficking ring

October 14th, 2018 by admin No comments »
Andree Kehn | AP

The federal probe into a large-scale marijuana manufacturing and distribution ring that allegedly operated in the Lewiston-Auburn area widened last week when a federal grand jury handed up a 41-count indictment.

The charges stemmed from February raids on 20 properties in Lewiston and Auburn in which more than 650 pounds of marketable marijuana was seized by law enforcement along with cannabis concentrate, jars of butane hash oil, guns and cars, including a $190,000 Lamborghini.

[Fourth man arrested for alleged role in Lewiston-Auburn pot trafficking ring]

The indictment named 14 individuals and seven companies with being involved in what the U.S. attorney’s office has described as an indoor pot growing and selling conspiracy that operated between 2015 and Feb. 27, 2018, and included individuals from Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont.

The indictment alleges that the businesses were used to manufacture and distribute marijuana and to launder money earned

Article source: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/10/news/lewiston-auburn/14-charged-for-alleged-roles-in-lewiston-auburn-pot-trafficking-ring/

Caribou gives medical marijuana dispensary green light for renewal …

October 14th, 2018 by admin No comments »

CARIBOU, Maine — Caribou City Councilors unanimously agreed to renew an operating permit for Safe Alternatives, a medical marijuana dispensary, following a public hearing on Oct. 9. » Read more: Caribou gives medical marijuana dispensary green light for renewal …

Article source: http://fiddleheadfocus.com/2018/10/11/news/caribou-gives-medical-marijuana-dispensary-green-light-for-renewal/

Police in Connecticut accuse Maine man of running ‘drug factory’

October 13th, 2018 by admin No comments »
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A Maine man was arrested last week in Connecticut on various drug charges after police say they found him in possession of 8 pounds of marijuana, THC vape cartridges, hundreds of edibles containing THC and cash.

Nicholas Simmons, 20, of Bremen was in arrested in Manchester, Connecticut, by members of the Eastern Central Narcotics Task Force, The Journal Inquirer reported.

Simmons was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell and operating a drug factory.

Police said the task force received information on Oct. 5 that Simmons frequented the area to sell marijuana.

He was held on $300,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Manchester Superior Court.

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Article source: https://bangordailynews.com/2018/10/11/news/midcoast/police-in-connecticut-accuse-maine-man-of-running-drug-factory/

The Week in Review: Oct. 6-12, 2018

October 13th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Saturday, Oct. 6

• Four medical marijuana caregiving businesses were approved by the Fryeburg (Maine) Planning Board before voters passed a moratorium on such storefronts last week at a special town meeting. Those businesses are either open or in the process of opening. The moratorium bars new medical marijuana retail stores in Fryeburg and will likely last at least until next year.

• Local Democratic  state representative candidates Harrison Kanzler of Conway and Edie DesMarais of Wolfeboro received the endorsement of former President Barack Obama on Oct. 1.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

• The New Hampshire Department of Transportation was seen making safety improvements Monday at the intersection of Route 28 and 171 in the wake of both a deadly crash there Sept. 26 and massive outcry from local residents and officials to take action before more lives are lost.

• There was bumper-to-bumper Fryeburg Fair traffic on Route 302, and eager leaf peepers slowed normal traffic to a crawl around Mount Washington Valley Columbus Day weekend. Fair attendance was down about 3 percent from last year; 165,392 people attended, which was 5,222 fewer than last year.

• Carol Shea-Porter, the District 1 congresswoman from Rochester who is stepping down after six terms, was feted at the historic Governor’s Inn in downtown Rochester on Saturday afternoon.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

• Described by some as the “Cowboy of the Mountains” for his unabashed style, legendary mountain man Al Risch — the colorful, patriotic founder of Friends of Tuckerman Ravine and other non-profit organizations in the area — died Sunday at age 85.

• Electronic cigarettes — vaporizers, or

Article source: https://www.conwaydailysun.com/news/week_in_review/the-week-in-review-oct/article_0419c9e0-ce57-11e8-a500-0344a6bd68f0.html

Q&A: Maine House District 95 Candidate Paula Sutton

October 12th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Paula Sutton, R-Warren: I learned from a young age that success can be the fruit of adversity. With my own personal experience with a childhood disability, I have a unique perspective and can champion for prioritizing Maine’s most vulnerable citizens. I am not one to dwell on victimhood, prefer to put forth a positive can-do attitude, and demonstrate my strong work ethic, love of state and country.  I have sponsored and passed legislation to inform voters of fiscal impact when approving new bonds which helps promote sustainable government.

I serve on the Marine Resources and Government Oversight committees, and am the Principal Officer of the Women’s Leadership Fund. Regarding jobs and the economy, I have been involved in the Maine lobster and restaurant industries for many years. I know how important jobs are to the Maine workforce and how vital is to have healthy workers. 

I am running for re-election to make Maine a more jobs and family friendly place so our children and grandchildren don’t have to leave to find good paying jobs and a brighter economic future.  Very proud to be a Maine native and have a diverse and extensive small business background, which includes two restaurants, a sign company, multiple real estate projects and a wholesale seafood company. Pleased to have been twice named YMCA Volunteer of the Year, active with Warren Day committee and member Warren Planning Board of Appeals.  I have spent significant time traveling and living in Central America which gives me a

Article source: https://www.penbaypilot.com/article/qa-maine-house-district-95-candidate-paula-sutton/108920

Gass challenges incumbent Austin in House 67

October 12th, 2018 by admin No comments »

Susan Wilkinson Austin

Age: 70

Town of Residence: Gray

Party Affiliation: Republican

Family: Married, four children, 12 grandchildren

Occupation: Prior medical secretary/assistant and management assistant

Education: Associates degree from Bliss College

Political/civic experience: Maine Legislature, 12 years; SAD 15 School Board, five terms; Gray Town Council, one term; Gray Town Election Ballot Clerk, eight years; Maine Wildlife Park Advocate, 18 years; Crystal Lake Association; Gray Historical Society; Gov. Angus King appointee to Pineland Conversion Committee; Gray Senior Housing Committee; The Raymond Hawthorne Community Association; Greater Portland Council of Governments, town representative; Friends of the Gray Public Library; Patriot-Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby Board; SHE Leads; UMaine Leaders Program; Gray-New Gloucester Optimist, 18 years,  Labor Commerce Research and Economic Development Committee, Ethics Committee

Website/social media: Facebook: Sue Austin; Sue.Austin@legislature.maine.gov

GRAY — A self-employed consultant making her first legislative run is challenging the incumbent seeking her seventh term in House District 67.

Independent Anne Gass hopes to unseat Republican Sue Austin in the district, which includes Frye Island and parts of Casco, Gray and Raymond.

Gass says she had been considering running for some time, and her decision was cemented by a cross-country road trip and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In 2015, she retraced the route a group of women’s suffrage activists had taken in 1915 on their way to Congress. Along the way, Gass met with women’s rights activists and discussed how women don’t run for political

Article source: http://news.keepmecurrent.com/gass-challenges-incumbent-austin-in-house-67/