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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...

  • Preliminary report gives Harpswell food for thought about land use

    HARPSWELL — The dense, spruce-fir forests behind the town offices are home to dramatic cliffs where osprey nest, and vernal pools where salamanders breed. But just how much of that land could be developed, or should be preserved? In an effort to answer those q...

  • Bath Heritage Days: Downtown weekend party

    BATH — Sometimes Jennifer Geiger looks around downtown and sees a great staging ground for a party. As director of Main Street Bath, she is one of many people who have spent the past year planning this year's 39th Bath Heritage Days, possibly the biggest party of all in the City of S...

  • Cape Elizabeth schools hire new director of instructional support

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board hired a new director of instructional support on Tuesday, June 14. Jane Golding, former director of instructional support in Yarmouth, will take over for Dominic DePatsy when he leaves for Regional School Unit 5 on June 30. DePatsy served as t...

  • South Portland moves toward tobacco ban at beaches, parks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Smoke 'em if you must – but not in any of South Portland's public parks and beaches. Councilors on Monday took preliminary action to impose a ban on tobacco products at or within 25 feet of all parks, beaches and other outdoor recreation facilities owned or mai... 1

  • Plows, paving, police station in Brunswick capital plan

    BRUNSWICK — Town Manager Gary Brown has proposed spending nearly $9 million on paving to police vehicles as part of the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2011-2012. The Town Council got its first look at the plan, which includes town projects from 2012-2016, at a workshop June ...

  • Scarborough School Board approves Wentworth plans, employee salaries

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board on June 16 accepted more recommendations for the proposed new intermediate school, further solidifying the vision for the building supporters hope will replace the current Wentworth school. The board heard and approved recommendations from the Wentworth...

  • CMP threatens lawsuit over 'smart' meter moratorium in Bath

    BATH — Central Maine Power Co. is threatening to sue the city if it does not reverse a moratorium on installation of wireless "smart" electric meters. The City Council discussed the matter in executive session Wednesday evening, but took no action after reopening the meeting to the p... 1

  • Building owner faces charges after Brunswick fire

    BRUNSWICK  — The owner of 45 Maine St. has been charged with criminal and civil violations in connection with the fire that destroyed the building in April. Police charged Orville Ranger, 84, with violating a public fire safety rule and failure to have more than one way of egres...