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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...

  • Drought over for long-vacant South Portland office building

    Housing authority also seeks rezoning on Huntress Avenue SOUTH PORTLAND — For nearly three years, a vacant, four-story brick office building on Waterman Drive has been one of the most visible symbols in the city of the 2008 collapse of the financial and real estate markets. ...

  • Brunswick Development Corp. to buy land for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The town is a step closer to putting a new police station on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets. Town Manager Gary Brown announced Monday that the Brunswick Development Corp., which is purchasing the property for the town, reached an agreement with the land owner...

  • Scarborough to Uganda: Woman partners with library for 'flat chicken' project

    SCARBOROUGH — Amy Faulkingham spent more than two years in Mali for the Peace Corps, but she still was not prepared for her recent trip to Uganda. "I was so taken aback," Faulkingham said. "It's so lush there, so green. We had fresh pineapple every day. Fresh mango, guava &ndash...

  • South Portland council delays budget vote amid questions

    School chief says spending plan is legal SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday postponed a vote on the combined city and school budgets to address questions raised during public comments. But on Wednesday, school and city officials indicated they were ready to proceed ...

  • SAD 75 withdrawal process at stake in Harpswell vote

    HARPSWELL — The fewer than two dozen residents who attended Tuesday's public hearing on the Town Meeting warrant forcefully aired their views for and against creating a committee to study withdrawing from School Administrative District 75. Article 2 on the June 14 warrant would autho...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmers offer delivery options for locavores

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Jordan family is changing the way people access and shop for locally sourced and grown food. Penny Jordan, owner of Jordan's Farm on Wells Road, and Caitlin Jordan,...

  • Brunswick councilors express support for school budget

    BRUNSWICK — For weeks, dozens of residents have attended public hearings, council meetings and workshops and asked the town council not to cut any more from next year's $33.3 million school budget. On Monday, they received some reassurance that the Town Council will not request any f...

  • SAD 75 taps assistant superintendent for school chief

    TOPSHAM — Brad Smith, hired last October as assistant superintendent of School Administrative District 75, was unanimously approved by the School Board for the top district job May 12. The Cape Elizabeth resident will replace Mike Wilhelm as superintendent of schools on July 1 and ha...