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  • Portland taps police chief to replace acting city manager

    PORTLAND — Police Chief Michael Sauschuck has been nominated as acting city manager. The announcement was made Friday by Mayor Michael Brennan and the City Council. The nomination will be voted on at the April 27 City Council meeting. Sauschuck's appointment would take effect ...

  • Falmouth business owner accused of engaging in prostitution

    FALMOUTH — A New York woman has been charged with engaging in prostitution at a business licensed to provide Korean acupressure therapy. Hyesun Kim, 48, of Flushing, New York, owns Ace Asian Therapy at 367 U.S. Route 1. Falmouth police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Securit...

  • Portland couple plan South Portland brewpub

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A brewpub is in the works at a former auto repair shop in Knightville. Craig and Julia Dilger of Portland have purchased the building at 15 Ocean St., according to a statement released Thursday by publicist Kelsey Goldsmith. The Dilgers are working with t...

  • Scarborough OKs dealership expansion, shared assessor

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council Wednesday night recognized four local heroes, decided to share the position of Town Assessor with Cape Elizabeth, and approved a contract zone amendment for a Mercedes-Benz dealership. Councilors unanimously approved an amendment to the 2002 contra...

  • Jury finds Yarmouth man guilty of murder in North Yarmouth bee farm slaying

    PORTLAND — Moments after a jury found 72-year-old lobster fisherman Merrill Kimball guilty of murdering a 63-year-old Georgetown man, his wife embraced the stunned man one last time before he was led from the courtroom in handcuffs. A Cumberland County Superior Court jury issued its ...

  • Opponents of South Portland liquid petroleum tank project seek council intervention

    SOUTH PORTLAND — NGL Supply Terminal Co. is being asked to revise its proposal for a liquid petroleum gas storage facility at Rigby Rail Yard, but some residents believe the company's plan shouldn't have come this far. They claim the proposal violates existing city ordinances, e...

  • Brunswick council tells School Board to reduce budget

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board is facing a Town Council demand to make deep cuts to the proposed fiscal 2016 spending plan. The board met Wednesday night to review a school budget proposal that contains a 3.42 percent increase over this year's spending. The increase is larg...

  • Cape Elizabeth gun club submits permit application

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Spurwink Rod & Gun Club has submitted its license application, as required by a new town registration process. The Sawyer Road club submitted its application April 6, four days ahead of the deadline. A couple more steps still need to be taken before the lice...

  • Harpswell could get 1st subdivision in years

    HARPSWELL — A proposed housing development would be the first new subdivision in town in several years. According to former Town Planner Carol Eyerman, who is now the assistant planner in Topsham, it has been seven years since a subdivision has been proposed in Harpswell.

  • South Portland board approves Kunin as next school chief

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Ken Kunin was approved Monday night as the next superintendent of schools, at an annual salary of $127,000. The School Board unanimously approved hiring Kunin to succeed Superintendent Suzanne Godin, who is stepping down June 30 after nearly 10 years in the post...