Home 5 Things (5TYNTK) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019

(5TYNTK) WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2019

1. On Monday, three Maryland men wrongly incarcerated for 36 years were freed. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart walked out of prison after their convictions for a 1983 murder were overturned. “On behalf of the criminal justice system, and I’m sure this means very little to you gentlemen, I’m going to apologize,” Circuit Court Judge Charles Peters told the trio.
(LA Times)

2. The Portland City Council hosted a meeting Tuesday to discuss regulations and licensing for retail pot shops. Two of the main topics were a weighted lottery system to select businesses, as well as a limit of 20 retail licenses. Moves that many felt would not give new and small business owners the same chance at becoming licensed. (News Center Maine)

3. South Portland’s council approved a buffer zone for stores that sell tobacco products in the city Tuesday night. The ordinance would require retailers to be 1000 feet from schools and 300 feet from other areas including churches, parks and child care centers. (WMTW)

4. Nearly 2.5 million New Englanders are making plans to kick off the holiday season with a trip 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving. This will be the second-highest Thanksgiving travel volume since AAA began tracking in 2000. Today will be the worst day on the road. Road trips could take up to four times longer today. (WGME)

5. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. This distinctly American holiday occurs on the fourth Thursday of every year. Spend time with loved ones and think about the many things you’re thankful for this year.

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