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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. ...

  • Energy alliance spreads word about home improvement rebates

    YARMOUTH — David Craig is planning to put nearly $5,000 into his 25 Madison Drive home to improve its heating efficiency, and he's looking forward to getting a chunk of that back through energy rebates. He'll do it with help from the Maine Green Energy Alliance, a statewide nonprofit...

  • Hiking Tryon: New trail connects Pineland, Bradbury, but some want more

    POWNAL — The newly frozen mud crunches under our feet and we try not to slip on a slick bed of oak leaves that line the trail up Tryon Mountain on Sunday morning. Feldspar and quartz-flecked rocks catch the light as we hike up the sometimes steep, sometimes gradual trails along the n...

  • Forum on teenage drug abuse slated for Nov. 29

    PORTLAND — A town hall meeting about prescription drug abuse by teenagers will be held Monday, Nov. 29, at King Middle School. The forum will provide parents with information about the latest trends in teenage prescription drug abuse, as well as common warning signs of drug use and h...

  • Portland Skatepark opens at Dougherty Field

    PORTLAND — After nearly six years of debate, planning and fundraising, the Portland Skatepark at Dougherty Field finally opened on Saturday, Nov. 20. Nearly 160 skateboarders and BMX bikers came out for the event. "It's really awesome to see the kids out there," City Councilor...

  • Portland schools working to link teacher pay to student performance

    PORTLAND — School officials are working on a new system for teacher evaluations and salaries that is based on student achievement. Officials hope to have a pilot program for the new system ready for the 2011-2012 school year. Earlier this month, Superintendent of Schools James...

  • Clippers sail to a title

    Yarmouth High School seniors Nick Prosica, left, Asa Arden, Nate Pingitore and Jack Watterson raise the Gold Ball after the Clippers' 34-6 victory over Stearns Saturday night in the Class C football championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

  • Sprucing up for the holidays

    Portland's Christmas tree made its way on Nov. 18 to Monument Square, where it will be lit on Friday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Keeley Crane Service moved the 50-foot blue spruce from the front lawn of 111 Brentwood St. to a flatbed truck for the ride downtown.

  • Stags party

    Coach John Wolfgram and a group of very happy Cheverus Stags raise the Gold Ball after winning the Class A state football championship Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Cheverus beat Bangor, 46-8, for the school's second title.