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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. ...

  • Ben & Jerry's gets the boot in latest L.L. Bean plan for downtown Freeport

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean has submitted a plan to the Project Review Board to demolish the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream shop on Main Street and creating a pedestrian plaza with brick walkways, landscaping and seating.  The proposal includes building a new, 1,300-square-foot Ben & ...

  • Cumberland council sets hearing for moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted Monday to hold a public hearing Nov. 8 on a proposed 180-day moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The discussion was scheduled after Elvin Copp and his son, Randy Copp, said they intended to seek a permit for a pit on land Elvin ow...

  • Portland police arrest 2 in series of assaults

    PORTLAND — Police have arrested two men who allegedly assaulted several people downtown Monday night. David Brochu, 22, of Windham, and Christopher Conley, 22, of Portland, were arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of assault and robbery. Brochu was also charged with terrorizing...

  • Rail deliveries to disrupt Portland traffic

    PORTLAND — Delivery of rails for the upcoming Amtrak Downeaster service expansion to Freeport and Brunswick is expected to cause traffic delays at railroad crossings in the city on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 27 and 28. The delays are expected on Riverside Street near Washington Ave...

  • Portland residents eye educational reuse of Nathan Clifford School

    PORTLAND — With the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School scheduled to open in January, the School Committee is preparing to transfer ownership of the Nathan Clifford Elementary School to the city.  While the city has yet to start the process for determining the future of the more ...

  • Portland begins work on cruise ship 'mega-berth'

    PORTLAND — Work on the much-anticipated cruise ship "mega-berth" at Ocean Gateway has started and the governor will be in Portland on Friday to visit the construction site. The 1,000-foot floating pier will be constructed at the end of the Ocean Gateway terminal on the city's Eastern...

  • Wait is over for Portland fans of Trader Joe's

    PORTLAND — "Two Buck Chuck," spiced dried fruit, frozen orange chicken, Trader Joe's Joe – it's all coming. This week. Trader Joe's is set to open its first Maine outpost Friday, following months of anticipation from the discount grocery store's local fans. "There have b... 1

  • Welcome to 'Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed'

    PORTLAND — A group of local filmmakers have created a series of short horror films just in time for Halloween weekend. The series, "Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed," will debut with two showings on Thursday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Patriot Cinemas' Nickelodeon in Portland and...