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  • Portland city manager search continues without Hill-Christian

    PORTLAND — While the search firm working to replace former City Manager Mark Rees seeks public input, acting City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian last week removed her name from consideration. Hill-Christian has served as acting manager since Sept. 4, 2014. She was appointed by the Cit...

  • Portland Mechanics' Hall: Storied past, renewed future

    PORTLAND — Historic preservation and serendipity intersect at the corner of Congress and Casco streets. The result is a new life at Mechanics' Hall that will allow the 200-year-old Maine Charitable Mechanic Association...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school spending could rise 3.6% in fiscal 2016

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 Superintendent Jeff Porter last week unveiled a proposed $33.7 million budget for fiscal 2016, an increase of 3.6 percent over current spending. Meanwhile, Gov. Paul LePage's state budget proposal includes an approximately $642,000 reduc...

  • Falmouth Audubon center plugs into solar power

    U.S. Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, right, and Maine Audubon Exectutive Director Charles Gauvin survey a new solar array Friday, March 20, at Maine Audubon's Gilsland Farm headquarters in Falmouth. The array, which features more than 150 individual panels at several locations, will annually produce an...

  • North Yarmouth development proposal gets little love at hearing

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A proposal by the Board of Selectmen to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus drew criticism and questions at the third in a series of public meetings. The March 18 meeting, held at the now-closed school, allowed opponents to ai...

  • Maine education chief promotes new assessment in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Students at Falmouth Elementary School joined peers from a handful of other schools across the state in taking a new statewide assessment test in its inaugural week. And according to the acting commissioner of the state Department of Education, who visited the school on Ma...

  • Portland substance abuse panel sees value in following Seattle's 'LEAD'

    PORTLAND — A crime diversion program created in Seattle is generating local interest from a city panel on substance abuse. “From my perspective, a pilot program would be a perfect fit for the Bayside neighborhood," Police Chief Michael Sauschuck said March 19 as the subcommitte...

  • Maintenance alters Portland car ferry schedules

    PORTLAND — Routine maintenance work on the Machigonne II could last for the next five weeks and will alter car ferry service to Peaks Island, according to a Casco Bay Lines news release. Peaks Island-based Lionel Plante Associates will handle car ferry services, using its Island Aven...

  • Portland walk to aid violent crime victims

    PORTLAND — The fifth annual walk in memory of Darien Richardson will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Baxter Boulevard parking lot along Back Cove. Richardson was shot Jan. 8, 2010, during a home invasion and died about two months later from a blood clot that was a result o...

  • Portland, AARP survey residents on liveability

    PORTLAND — City residents age 50 and older are being sought to respond to a survey by April 10 on how well suited the community is to an aging population. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said the survey is available