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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...

  • Community garden grows neighborhood strife in Portland

    PORTLAND — On a recent sunny afternoon, Laura Carten was hard at work, hunched over a raised garden bed in Deering Center as the wind blew gently through the pines and the birds chirped nearby. Carten was tending her 8-by-8-foot plot near Evergreen Cemetery, where she has planted rad...

  • 15 at the starting line for Portland mayoral election

    PORTLAND — Fifteen potential candidates have filed the initial paperwork at City Hall to become Portland's first popularly elected mayor in more than 80 years. Now, it will be up to those residents to collect enough signatures from registered voters to place their names on the Novemb...

  • State sending Rapid Response team to Portland after Barber Foods announces 83 layoffs

    PORTLAND — Barber Foods announced on Monday it will lay off 83 employees by the end of August. Chief Executive Officer David Barber said the layoffs are not related to the recent acquisition of Barber Foods by Cincinnati-based AdvancePierre Foods. "It would have happened regar...

  • Train collides with pickup truck near Falmouth Road

    FALMOUTH — A train collided with a pickup truck near the Falmouth Road railroad crossing early Monday morning. Police said Raymond Freeman, 42, of Biddeford, apparently drove the truck down the rail line and parked on the tracks around midnight on Sunday. Around 12:30 a.m. Mon...

  • Fourth of July events on tap for Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague

    FREEPORT — Freeport, Yarmouth and Chebeague Island will celebrate Independence Day with parades, fireworks, races and activities for the whole family. There will be a blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast in Freeport, starting at 7 a.m. Monday, July 4, at Saint Jude Hall on Main St...

  • Rail officials consider alternate sites for Brunswick train depot

    BRUNSWICK — The executive director of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority told Brunswick residents last week that officials are considering alternate locations for an Amtrak maintenance facility. Addressing a standing-room-only crowd, Patricia Quinn assured residents th...

  • Double the fun for Scarborough

    The Scarborough boys' lacrosse team turns into a celebratory mass after the Red Storm repeated as Class A champions with a 6-4 win over Lewiston last Saturday.

  • Seeing the light in South Portland

    Bill Libby of Portland and his son Rowan, 2, walk back along the jetty after visiting the Spring Point Lighthouse in South Portland on Father's Day, when the light was open for the first tours of the season. Rowan was a little too small to climb up the ladder to the inside of the light, but got to w...