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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. ...

  • The Iris Network: A support network more than 100 years old

    PORTLAND — Did you ever park at 189 Park Ave. for a Portland Sea Dogs game and wonder about The Iris Network? Did you know that Helen Keller hosted this agency’s first fundraiser in 1907? The Iris Network has a long history of innovation and commitment to its mission of helping... 1

  • Fire destroys Munjoy Hill apartment building

    Fire investigators on Tuesday were still trying to determine the cause of an early-morning fire on Oct. 10 that destroyed an apartment building on Congress Street and caused minor damage to a neighboring building. The fire at 201 Congress St. was reported around 12:30 a.m. It was a three-alarm fi...

  • With lawsuit pending, Freeport council fixes dispatch pact with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Tuesday codified the April 6 agreement that consolidated emergency dispatch services with Brunswick. The after-the-fact vote corrected procedural errors in the agreement that took effect June 29. The vote was 5-1, with Councilor Eric Pandora opposed; Co...

  • Challenge to Brunswick police station bond moves forward

    BRUNSWICK — A petition that seeks to overrule the Town Council's recent decision to borrow money to buy property for a new police station has secured the required signatures. The petition signatures were submitted to the office of Town Clerk Fran Smith on Sunday, the day they were du...

  • Yarmouth council holds 1st public session on draft Comp Plan

    YARMOUTH — About a dozen residents offered the Town Council feedback on the draft 2010 Comprehensive Plan at a public hearing on Oct. 7. Town Manager Nat Tupper gave an overview of the plan and highlighted a few changes the council would like to see implemented, then opened the floor...

  • Firefighter's best friends

    Firefighter Stacey Bernier and his daughter Robin, 2, check out a kid-friendly exhibit at the Portland Fire Museum on Spring Street on Saturday, Oct. 9. Bernier came over on Engine 4 from the Bramhall Station for the seventh annual museum open house, sponsored by the Fire Department and the Portland...

  • House District 62: Firefighter, former legislator vie in Bath

    BATH — Former legislator Robert Winglass and Michael Clarke, a firefighter, are running for the state House District 62 seat vacated last spring by Bath Democrat Thom Watson. Watson was prevented by term limits from seeking re-election to the House. He left six months before the end ...

  • Hands on at the Fire Department

    Scott and Meredith Rousseau and their kids Jackson and Caroline check out one of Falmouth's fire trucks during an open house Oct. 9 at Central Station on Bucknam Road.