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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. ...

  • Portland council to take up gun prohibition

    PORTLAND — The City Council will be asked Monday to support expanding state law to prohibit guns in places where mass gatherings take place. Councilors will also take up a recommendation from the Transportation Committee to reduce developer fees in lieu of parking that were approved ...

  • Portland police recover all but 17 computers stolen from new elementary school

    PORTLAND — Police on Tuesday said no arrests have been made in connection with the theft of 78 computers last week from the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School, which is still under construction. Lt. Gary Rogers said there is no evidence to suggest that anyone working on construction ...

  • UPDATE: Falmouth teacher not in class after marijuana possession charge

    FALMOUTH — A Falmouth High School teacher has been charged with possession of marijuana after a surprise police search of vehicles in the school parking lot Nov. 1 uncovered a small amount of the illegal drug in his car. Mark Melnicove, 58, of Dresden, who has taught English at the s...

  • Grand jury indicts man for attempted murder in Brunswick

    PORTLAND — A Bath man has been indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for attempted murder in connection with the alleged stabbing of a 26-year-old Brunswick man. Manessah Massaline, 40, of 22 Adams Court in Bath, was also indicted on charges of elevated aggravated assault, crimi...

  • Decision day

    Cathy Chapman of South Portland selects an empty booth as she prepares to vote in Tuesday's mid-term election at the VFW Hall on Broadway.

  • Winners at a glance

    Governor Paul LePage (R) 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)

  • Pressing the flesh

    Incumbent Democratic Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx greets a voter in Brunswick on Election Day. Cornell du Houx won re-election in a three-way contest in House District 66. Story, Page 3.

  • Winners at a glance

    Governor Paul LePage (R) 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)