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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. ...

  • Legislature: Downtown Portland district sends Chipman to Augusta

    PORTLAND — Independent Ben Chipman on Tuesday claimed the House District 119 seat previously held by longtime state Rep. Herb Adams, D-Portland. Voters in the district, which includes the Parkside, Bayside and East Bayside neighborhoods, elected Chipman over Democratic candidate Jill...

  • Flaherty loses House seat in Scarborough; Bartlett holds on in Senate

    SCARBOROUGH — It was a good day for Republican legislative candidates on Tuesday in Scarborough, with Amy Volk and Heather Sirocki knocking off two Democrats, including one incumbent. Volk unseated Rep. Sean Flaherty, D-Scarborough, in House District 127 and Sirocki defeated Democrat...

  • Peaks Island officially has no councilors

    PORTLAND — Three years after its creation, the Peaks Island Council has no councilors. Election results Tuesday night showed no votes for the three write-in seats on the ballot. The advisory board failed to attract any candidates for the three seats up for re-election this yea...

  • Brillant, Mason defeat incumbent Consolini for Topsham Board of Selectmen

    TOPSHAM — Marie Brillant and Andrew Mason won seats on the Board of Selectmen Tuesday, defeating incumbent Selectman Sandra Consolini. According to preliminary results, Brillant received 2,580 votes, followed by Mason with 2,338 and Consolini with 1,993. Selectman Steve Edmond...

  • Blake, Livingston elected to South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Incumbent City Councilor Thomas Blake and School Board member Alan Livingston defeated two other candidates Tuesday for two at-large seats on the City Council. According to unofficial results, Blake received 6,140 votes and Livingston earned 3,858. Frequent School De...

  • South Portland voters OK high school renovations

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Tuesday approved a $41.5 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. Unofficial machine tallies showed that the bond passed by a vote of 6,673 to 4,297. City Clerk Susan Mooney said 61 percent of the city's 18,691 voters turned out for t...

  • Freeport residents approve all charter amendments

    FREEPORT — Nearly 66 percent of registered voters came to the polls Tuesday and they approved five amendments to the Town Charter. The amendments were the result of several council discussions, two failed citizen petitions to overturn consolidation of dispatch services with Brunswick...

  • Topsham voters enact ban on cell towers

    TOPSHAM — Residents voted 2,358 to 1,933 Tuesday to ban new cellular communications towers in a residential part of town. The ban is retroactive to April 1 and was sought by a petition that collected 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to...