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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...

  • Portland plans safer routes for walkers, bicyclists in Deering Center

    PORTLAND — The city hopes to have a network of streets in place by the next school year that are safe for bicyclists and walkers to travel to schools, shops and parks. The pilot Neighborhood Byways program is part of the city's effort to encourage physical activity and prevent obesit...

  • Felting, foraging and forestry

    Mid-Coast residents start a traditional-skills school BOWDOINHAM — Hand-made donuts are stacked in glass jars on the counter. The kitchen serves up maple syrup from Poppa's Sugar Shack right in town. And flower bulbs grown by a local woman are for sale. The Town Landing rest...

  • Discussion of CMP 'smart' meters planned in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — A briefing on Central Maine Power Co.'s wireless "smart" electric meters is planned for the May 19 Board of Selectmen meeting. Town Manager Cornell Knight reported at the board's April 7 meeting that installation of the meters is scheduled to start in the Brunswick service ...

  • Portland police chief: Man shot by officer used car 'as a dangerous weapon'

    Jonathan Mitchell in custody at Maine Medical Center PORTLAND — A car chase through East Deering early Sunday morning ended with a burglary suspect being shot by police. Police Chief James Craig, in a press conference on Monday, said Officer Robert Miller fired two bullets a...

  • Challenge emerges to school-imposed activity fees in Maine

    Fee structure varies widely across local communities SCARBOROUGH — As more Maine school districts begin charging students fees to participate in sports and extra-curricular activities, some people are questioning the legality of the charges. "A public education should be fre...

  • U.S. House panel to again consider curbs on restraint, seclusion of students

    AUGUSTA — Federal legislation that would restrict the use of restraints and isolation on children in school was introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., the senior Democrat on the Education and Workforce Committee, introduced the legisl...

  • 19 homeless in Brunswick after fire blamed on electrical problem

    BRUNSWICK — An electrical problem is being blamed for a fire that severely damaged a six-unit apartment building on Oak Street on Friday afternoon. The blaze, which required response from eight fire departments, left 19 people homeless. Brunswick Fire Chief Ken Brillant said t...

  • Portland-S. Portland monthly bus pass coming

    PORTLAND — Starting in May, the Greater Portland Transit District, or METRO, and South Portland Bus Service will begin offering a regional monthly bus pass in an effort to simplify travel on both systems. The pass will be sold for $45 a month for travel throughout Portland, South Por...