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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. ...

  • Orr’s, Bailey fire department re-releases cookbook

    HARPSWELL — A slice of local history is back with the republication by the Orr's and Bailey Islands Fire Department of a popular cookbook. Originally released in 1976 to benefit the volunteer department, the cookbook – subtitled “Delicious Recipes from the Coast of M...

  • UPDATE: Topsham man charged with starting Navy Annex blaze

    TOPSHAM — Police have arrested a Topsham man in connection with a fire that destroyed a vacant building at the Topsham Navy Annex on Tuesday night. Robi Saputra, 21, was arrested on a charge of arson by Topsham police and state fire marshal investigators Wednesday night, accordi... 1

  • Falmouth town center debate: Options, estimates and projections

    FALMOUTH — The debate over whether the Town Hall and Falmouth Memorial Library should be moved to the Plummer and Lunt school buildings, and a community center created in the Motz wing, may boil down to what is appropriate spending during a recession. Should the town send a bond to v...

  • Construction of Brunswick's new elementary school ahead of schedule

    BRUNSWICK — With the construction of a new elementary school well ahead of schedule, the School Department is facing a host of new changes. The Har...

  • North Yarmouth board OKs limited hunting in town park

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen voted 4-0 on Tuesday to allow limiting hunting in Old Town House Park. The board’s approval, with Selectman Rob Wood abstaining, echoed a recommendation earlier this month from the Recreation Commission. It allows deer hunting in Nov...

  • Freeport residents show interest in municipal, school boards

    FREEPORT — About a half a dozen residents have taken out nomination papers in the past two weeks for seats on the Town Council, Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors and Sewer District Board of Trustees. There are two seats available on the council: a three-year term in District ...

  • SAD 51 prepares for key staff changes

    CUMBERLAND — A new curriculum director and interim high school principal are among significant staff changes in School Administrative District 51 this coming school year. Sally Loughlin’s first day as director of curriculum, assessment, instruction and professional develop...

  • Work continues on Freeport Charter; public hearing set for September

    FREEPORT — The Town Council held a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to discuss proposed updates and amendments to the Town Charter. Town Attorney Goeff Hole of Bernstein Shur and former Charter Commission members Vaughndella Curtis and Edward Bonney attended the meeting. Hole presented ...