1. Westbrook police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a potential witness to the head-on collision that killed three people and injured a fourth on County Road on Monday morning. The police department released a photo another witness took in the moments immediately following the crash that shows a man standing at the driver’s window of the silver sedan that carried the three victims who died. (PressHerald)
2. City Council President Kristen Cloutier was sworn in as the new mayor of Lewiston last night. She will take over where Shane Bouchard left off before he resigned on Friday amid allegations that he had an affair, leaked his opponents emails, and sent racist text messages. (NewsCenterMaine)
3. There’s signs of spring all around us. Lib’s Dairy Treats in Portland’s North Deering neighborhood opened last week and is celebrating its 50th year. Red’s Dairy Freeze in South Portland opened for business on Monday. Gifford’s plans to open its five locations Friday, and will continue the tradition of giving out free small cones that day. Participating Dairy Queens will give away a free small vanilla soft-serve cone on March 20. (PressHerald)
4. The Cleveland Browns have acquired Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants in a massive trade. The Giants have agreed to trade Beckham in exchange for a first-round pick, the second of the Browns’ third-round picks and safety Jabrill Peppers. The deal is conditional on both players passing physicals. (NFL)
5. The data-crunching website Niche.com is out with its list of best places to live in Maine. The website named Cape Elizabeth as the No. 1 place to live in Maine. In all, Niche.com ranked 120 Maine communities. “In Cape Elizabeth, there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Cape Elizabeth and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Cape Elizabeth are highly rated,” the website writes. The Top 10: 1. Cape Elizabeth 2. East End (Portland) 3. West End (Portland) 4. Cumberland Center 5. Rosemont (Portland) 6. Yarmouth 7. Cumberland 8. North Deering (Portland) 9. Back Cove (Portland) 10. Portland (WMTW)
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