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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 police hope for new leads in 2008 killing of James Angelo

    PORTLAND — Police held a press conference Wednesday to once again solicit the public's help in solving the 2008 killing of a Mercy Hospital security guard. Mercy Hospital and Maine Medical Center are offering a $30,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arres...

  • Harpswell clammer wants better signs on town line

    HARPSWELL — A quahog harvester wants a court to require clarification of where the Brunswick-Harpswell town line crosses Middle Bay. Bobby Field, a Harpswell resident, was issued a summons by Brunswick Assistant Marine Resource Officer Paul Plummer in May for allegedly harvesting in ...

  • Bath planners to continue talks on cell tower rules

    BATH — The Planning Board opted Tuesday to continue talks next month on wireless communications facility regulations. The board discussed changes to the proposed rules, including how to ensure that an abandoned cellular tower is dismantled. Planning Director Jim Upham also would like...

  • Brunswick school principal on paid leave after arrest in Freeport

    BRUNSWICK — The principal of Coffin Elementary School is on paid administrative leave following his arrest on June 28 in Freeport. Greg Scott, 56, was arrested at his Merrill Road home in Freeport just before 3 p.m. June 28 on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault ...

  • Summer school shuffle: Brunswick readies old, new buildings

    Ron Goddard of Reliable Pro Painting puts the finishing touches on a window frame at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. The tinted windows separate the administrators' offices from the large, open entryway.

  • Scarborough may soon fell 'Elsie,' its last giant elm

    SCARBOROUGH — It's been a good run for the old girl. Although estimates of her age vary, Elsa the elm tree – popularly known as "Elsie" – has watched over Oak Hill for roughly 200 years. She survived the epidemic that killed many of her siblings, road work that nearl...

  • Falmouth board: Super Walmart plans fall short

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Tuesday told Walmart the retailer's plans for a Super Walmart store have to be revised. The board tabled a site plan for the store at 206 Route 1, citing several conflicts with town ordinances. Under the site plan, an existing 92,000-square-foo...

  • Meeting set on Martin's Point Bridge project

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week about the planned replacement of the Martin's Point bridge, which carries Route 1 over the Presumpscot River between Falmouth and Portland. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, at 6 p.m...