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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. ...

  • Damp in Deering Oaks

    Late-summer blossoms brighten a gray, drizzly day on Monday in Portland's Deering Oaks Park.

  • Falmouth street lights will remain on for now; council to consider wind energy ordinance

    FALMOUTH — By unanimous consensus Monday, the Town Council killed a plan to eliminate street lights throughout the town as a cost-saving measure initially included in the fiscal 2011 budget. The plan targeted 174 street lights for elimination, with a goal of turning off 135 of the li...

  • Races set for Portland City Council, School Committee

    PORTLAND — The deadline for candidates to get on the November city election ballot passed Monday and it looks like District 3 will have the most interesting races. City Councilor Dan Skolnik announced earlier this summer that he will not seek a second term representing District 3. Tw...

  • Diverse groups join forces to promote elected mayor for Portland

    PORTLAND — That an organization of young, idealistic activists is joining with the Chamber of Commerce to push the issue seems in itself reason to believe the city may soon have an elected mayor. "It's a great issue, it really cuts across the divide," Will Everitt, director of the Ma...

  • Portland ballot will include question on non-citizen voting

    PORTLAND — A handful of people turned out Monday to express their opinions on what is expected to be the most contentious issue on the city ballot in November: Should non-U.S. citizens be allowed to vote in local elections? An effort spearheaded by the League of Young Voters e...

  • Flaws in Maine wind bill like skating on 'dull skates'

    Final part of a three-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development  in Maine. AUGUSTA — After proposing major changes to state law that would speed up the review of wind power projects, Gov. Jo...

  • Komen Race for the Cure coming to Portland

    CUMBERLAND — Marjorie Adams will run her fourth Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure this year, honoring fellow cancer survivors and others who have been affected by the disease. The race will be held in Portland this year for the first time, on Sept. 12, followed by the now-traditi...

  • Portland schools turn focus to students, curriculum

    PORTLAND — Public school students will resume classes on Tuesday, Sept. 7, kicking off a busy year for city schools. The Ocean Avenue Elementary School is expected to open after Christmas break and several schools will be under the leadership of new principals. New administrat...