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  • Hill-Christian to be acting city manager in Portland

    PORTLAND — Deputy City Manager Sheila Hill-Christian awaits only a Wednesday, Sept. 3, City Council vote to be named acting city manager. The vote is scheduled immediately after councilors formally accept the resignation of City Manager Mark Rees, who will step down that day. Hill-Ch...

  • Brunswick pair charged with federal tax-evasion scheme

    BRUNSWICK — A federal grand jury indicted two Brunswick men in their 70s for allegedly conspiring to defraud the U.S. government of hundreds of thousands of dollars. David E. Robinson, 75, and F. William Messier, 70, are charged with multiple counts of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. ...

  • Back to school: New superintendent tops Falmouth hires

    FALMOUTH — When schools open for classes on Sept. 2, it will be a learning experience for more than just the students. Superintendent of Schools Geoff Bruno is new to the game, too. "I've just been meeting as many people as I can and learning as much as I can before the f...

  • Portland City Manager Mark Rees submits resignation

    PORTLAND — Citing a desire to pursue other professional and personal opportunities, City Manager Mark Rees on Monday announced he will resign effective Sept. 3. An interim manager will be named at the City Council meeting that night, City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said in a ne...

  • Falmouth practice thrives on medical marijuana

    FALMOUTH — Bob wakes up every day in excruciating pain. He can only get out of his house in Gray a few days a week. And one of the reasons he gets out of the house is to see his doctor in Falmouth. But it's not an ordinary medical practice. Integr8 Health, at 170 U.S. Rou...

  • Portland dries out, may seek federal aid for storm recovery

    PORTLAND — Cleanups and calculations continued Tuesday after the Aug. 13 storm that dumped more than 6 inches of rain on the city. City Hall spokeswoman Jessica Grondin on Monday said damage estimates were still getting tabulated as the city considered whether it is eligible for disa...

  • Maine Audubon urges anglers to go lead free

    FALMOUTH — Following last year's state ban on the sale and use of certain lead-based fishing tools, Maine Audubon Society is beginning a two-year campaign to increase the use of lead-free tackle. The law, passed in 2013, bans lead fishing sinkers one ounce or less, with phase-in...

  • India Street panel urges more affordable housing, no new hotels in historic Portland neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Proposals to preserve the character of the city's oldest street and surrounding neighborhood will be headed to city councilors next month. India Street, which runs from Congress to Commercial streets, is the focal point of recommendations in the

  • Back to school: Portland's Deering High takes global perspective on hunger, poverty

    PORTLAND — As part of a new global studies curriculum, Deering High School students and faculty will spend the 2014-2015 academic year with a focus on hunger and poverty, not just in Portland but around the world. Principal Ira Waltz said the school is the first in New England t...

  • Portland law firm encourages young drivers to 'Arrive Alive'

    PORTLAND — When it comes to raising awareness for safe driving, they mean business. Now entering its 11th year, the Arrive Alive Contest created by the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein encourages high school seniors from aroun...