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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. ...

  • Family-owned Freeport business closing after 17 years

    FREEPORT — Play and Learn, an independently owned and operated toy store and teacher resource center store on Lower Main Street, will close by the end of the year. After 17 years in business...

  • Yarmouth residents can't curb displeasure about street work

    YARMOUTH — A resident of Cousins Street, unhappy about addition of concrete curbs in the neighborhood, is leading a petition drive to have the curbs removed along Birchwood Avenue. Vincent Fuerst, who lives at the corner of Cousins Street and Birchwood Avenue, said in addition t... 1

  • Freeport Sewer District: 3 candidates vie for 2 seats

    FREEPORT — There are two vacant seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees and three candidates. Board members Ed Hindley of Wardtown Road and F. Donald Dorsey of South Freeport Road are not seeking re-election. Thomas Hudak, Dale Sawyer and Garrett Simmons hope to replace them.

  • Portland City Council changes Community Development Block Grant guidelines

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday night approved several changes to the way federal Community Development Block Grant funds are distributed to social service agencies and city programs. CDBG funds are available to agencies that serve neighborhoods designated as low-income by the fed...

  • Group hopes to strengthen Portland's India Street neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Residents, businesses and property owners in the India Street corridor are creating a neighborhood association to deal with vacant properties, trash and chronic trespassing in the area. A small organizing group met Sept. 28 to discuss common concerns and brought in a commu...

  • Pretty in pink: Portland, South Portland firefighters raise cancer awareness

    PORTLAND — Pink is not the color typically associated with firefighters who stand ready to charge into burning buildings. But firefighters in Portland and South Portland will put their egos aside, and don pink T-shirts for three days next week. The attire is more than a bold f...

  • Cumberland County: Voters asked to revise government

    PORTLAND — When voters go to the polls Nov. 2 to elect local and state representatives, residents of Cumberland County will also vote on whether to approve the county's first charter. For the past 250 years, the county has operated without a charter, instead following rules that were...

  • FEMA pulls flood maps, promises to work with coastal communities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is withdrawing new flood insurance maps proposed for Cumberland and York counties. Instead, FEMA on Friday said it will undertake a more collaborative approach to redraw the floodplain maps, which could affect waterfront deve...