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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 erases property-owner fines from graffiti rules

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday passed an anti-graffiti ordinance designed to force rapid removal of graffiti by property owners. But the mechanism to enforce action – a fine for uncooperative property owners – was stripped from the ordinance over objections from th...

  • Ms. Vendil goes to Washington: Portland School Board member attends White House meeting

    PORTLAND — It's not every day a member of the Portland School Board meets the president of the United States. But for Jenna Vendil, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. After attending a conference several weeks ago, Vendil, 26, was selected to participate in a smaller confer...

  • Portland, under Title IX scrutiny, to consolidate school sports booster clubs

    PORTLAND — Separate booster clubs for each varsity team sport will become a thing of the past next year under a School Department proposal to replace them with one club per high school. Sports booster clubs, often run by parents of students participating in each sport, raise money to...

  • Portland puts sewer work on 15-year plan

    PORTLAND — Environmentalists on Monday successfully convinced the City Council that it has environmental and economic obligations to solve the city's sewer problems. The city is under a consent decree to reduce the amount of raw sewage discharged into waterways by 85 percent, from 17...

  • Thompson's Point developers get 30-year, uncapped tax break from Portland

    Council earmarks taxes to fund transit projects PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved a 30-year tax break for developers planning to bring a mixed-use development to Thompson's Point. But councilors, all of whom supported the project and applauded the developers' co...

  • Commuters: Do as Portland City Hall says, not as it does

    PORTLAND — Officials called a press conference last week to announce the launch of a website designed to encourage fewer single-occupant vehicle trips into downtown. The website, TDM2go.org, is des...

  • Renovation of historic Portland building remains a work in progress

    PORTLAND — Since 1920, the Schwartz Building on Congress Square has occupied one of the city's most visible commercial locations. Thousands of vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians pass through the intersection of Congress and High streets every day. A major renovation of 600-6...

  • Unsung Hero: Clarence Smith, a final friend

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Clarence Smith is the kind of guy you might pass on the street with nary a thought. Unremarkable looks. Small frame. Just a guy, going through life. But spend a few minutes learning how this humble 78-year-old spends his “retirement” years and you'll be b... 1