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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. ...

  • Falmouth's hidden poor: Town sees dramatic increase in demand for aid

    FALMOUTH — When people think of Falmouth, they probably visualize expensive homes and fancy cars whose owners spend their days playing golf and sipping drinks at one of the town's three country clubs. While that may be an accurate image of the lives of some residents, for a growing b...

  • The next budget crisis: ‘Someone else’s problem’ contributes to Maine's pension debt

    Second in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. Next: Put it in the Constitution. How does a state of only 1.3 million people end up $4.4 billion behind in... 1

  • Portland ceremony to honor WWII vets

    PORTLAND — A public ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Promenade to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II. State Rep. Walter Wheeler, D-Kittery, and Portland resident Espen Christiansen will speak. Both are WWII ve...

  • Gaelic for 'horse': Falmouth pasture becomes Capall Creek Farm

    FALMOUTH — Kevin Smith is a self-described sports fanatic, particularly golf and hockey, who never imagined he would own a horse farm. But when his daughter Abby fell in love with horses and began training with Amy Sterling, it seems fate intervened. Not long after they met, S...

  • Annual ALS walk Sept. 11 in Portland

    PORTLAND — An annual walk to raise money to fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis will be held at the Baxter Boulevard entrance of Payson Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. Registration will be held from 9-10:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m. ALS, known more commonly as ...

  • RSU 5 hears debate over who gets unused modular classroom in Durham

    FREEPORT — Durham school sports boosters and the town of Durham are in a tug-of-war over use of a former mobile classroom.  With the new Durham Community School built and ready for students, the two-classroom modular unit once used for student overflow is no longer needed. ...

  • Revised school honor code gets initial OK from Yarmouth School Committee

    YARMOUTH — With the help of students, parents, administrators and coaches, the school honor code has been revised to emphas...

  • Correction

    A story in the Aug. 11-13 editions should have said the tuition received by Aucocisco School for each elementary student is $26,425.