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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. ...

  • Bath lecture to focus on Lincoln County's early history

    BATH — The Bath Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture on “The Early History of Lincoln County” on Saturday, Nov. 13. Jay Robbins, executive director of the Lincoln County Historical Association, will present the lecture. He has been studying the colonial ...

  • Topsham selectmen support state land deal

    TOPSHAM — The state is expected to turn over approximately 21 acres of land off the Coastal Connector to the town before the end of the year, at no charge. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Nov. 4 to have Town Manager Jim Ashe sign a memorandum of agreement with the Maine Depa...

  • Harpswell Selectmen urge commissioner to reject school closure cost projection

    HARPSWELL — Citing school department errors in projected costs, the Board of Selectmen has sent a letter on Nov. 5 to Maine Education Commissioner Angela Faherty asking the state not to approve the current amount of $195,962.43 to keep the West Harpswell School open in the 2011-2012 school ...

  • Falmouth council reaches consensus on library space

    FALMOUTH — After a lengthy discussion Monday the Town Council unanimously passed a resolution recommending a minimum of about 12,900 square feet of assignable floor space for a future library building or expansion. The current library building is 10,800 square feet. The resolu... 1

  • Closed Cumberland school eyed for senior housing

    CUMBERLAND — In their latest concept plan for a mixed-use development in the center of town, Bateman Partners is proposing that the closed Drowne Road School become a senior housing facility. David Bateman presented his Portland company's concept for the multi-phase project Monday to...

  • First Maine pesticide summit aims to answer questions

    BRUNSWICK — With several Maine towns already discussing banning pesticides and a few with ordinances in place, the Maine Pesticide Summit on Nov. 20 will mark the first time there has been a gathering to discuss their use in the state. The summit at the Unitarian Universalist Church ...

  • Portland Rec offers indoor winter walking

    PORTLAND — Three community centers will offer weekday indoor walking programs starting Nov. 15 for people looking to stay active – and warm – this winter. The morning programs will be offered from 6-7:30 a.m. at the East End, Reiche and Riverton community centers. Mile ma...

  • North Yarmouth Academy hires new headmaster

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy has picked a New York City private school head to be its next headmaster beginning July 1, 2011. Brad Choyt will replace Peter Mertz, who has served as headmaster for 10 years. Mertz will move to Newport News, Va. to become headmaster at Hampto...