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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. ...

  • Sale of Western Avenue land could cost South Portland up to $125K

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted 6-1 in a special meeting on Monday night to spend up to $125,000 to help a local developer remove underground utilities beneath the recently closed Gorham Road extension. The approval removes the final hurdle to the city's attempt to sell a 1.4...

  • South Portland eyes ban on pellet guns, sling shots

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday will consider outlawing pellet guns, sling shots, bows and arrows and other weapons on public lands and roads. The proposed ordinance would also make it illegal for people to use those weapons anywhere in the city – even on priva... 1

  • Freeport Fall Festival returns Saturday

    FREEPORT — The 12th annual Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 18. Visitors can view work by more than 100 artists, sample local food and hear live music. There will be live music performed by Matt Fogg, The Sam Anderson Band, Rattleboxx, Gunthe...

  • Cumberland council to consider PACE fund

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is scheduled to vote whether to adopt the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program at its next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Through PACE, Efficiency Maine administers a revolving loan fund that finances improvements in energy efficiency, suc...

  • Yarmouth Rotary hosts app developer

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Rotary Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 a.m. at the Downeast Village Restaurant, 705 Route 1. Guest speaker Kerry Galiv...

  • PAC forms for $41.5M high school bond in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new political action committee hopes to harness the energy of dozens of parents and residents in an effort to convince voters to approve a $41.5 million bond to rebuild South Portland High School. RenewSPHS on Tuesday evening hosted the first of two advocate-traini...

  • Remembering 9/11 in Freeport

    Flags of all sizes line Main Street in Freeport on Saturday morning, Sept. 11, when dozens of people joined the Freeport Flag Ladies for their annual tribute and memorial to the 9/11 attacks.

  • Cape residents voice opposition to pay-per-bag trash disposal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A dozen residents spoke against a proposed pay-per-bag waste disposal system at a public hearing on Monday, Sept. 13. Inconvenience, unfair costs and disguised taxes were mentioned as reasons they oppose the proposal. In creating goals for 2010, the Town Counc... 1