Police respond to an underage drinking house party, Westbrook High School investigates.


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Westbrook High School administrators are investigating a student disciplinary matter Wednesday, after police responded to an underage drinking party on Sargent St. Tuesday night.

Police were called to a large, loud party around 11:40 p.m., according to the department's records administrator.

She said there were an unknown amount of summonses issued. However, names of those involved have not been released.

Westbrook High School has been in the spotlight for underage drinking and disciplinary issues since about 30 students were caught at a party last fall.

Among them were student-athletes who were initially suspended from their sports teams. Those suspensions were lifted when administrators deemed their investigation flawed.


Chocolate bunnies ready to hop into Easter baskets


WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Chocolate bunnies, eggs and jelly beans are Easter Candy staples. Haven's Candies in Westbrook makes 20,000 chocolate bunnies for Easter. The have white, milk and peanut bunnies for sale.

Haven's Candies' Andy Charles said the store sticks with tradition, but is always looking for something different.

"We have a chocolate Easter basket, which is made completely of chocolate and filled with Easter goodies, like a peep," said Charles.

During the Easter season, Americans consumer 16 billion jelly beans. Haven's offers a giant carrot made of belly beans and "peas and carrots" jelly beans. Haven's also sells peeps, peeps covered in chocolate and peep pops.

For those who don't wolf all their candy down on Sunday, Charles said chocolate bunnies can stay good for years if stored in the right place.

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Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5

Health Events in Maine April 21 to May 5
MONDAY APRIL 21

Stress relief group

Community Partners space
56 North Street
Portland, ME

Monday April 21
2:30 to 3:30

Join board-certified music therapist Kate Beever for an hour of relaxation, discussion, and joy based in music (no musical experience necessary). Go home with simple tools for your own stress relief.

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