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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. ...

  • Brunswick mulls bicycle helmet law on Androscoggin path

    BRUNSWICK — Bicyclists on the Androscoggin River Bike & Pedestrian Path could soon be required to wear helmets. The proposal, sponsored by Councilor Ben Tucker, will be aired during a public hearing at the Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 16. If adopted, it would require cycl...

  • Brunswick to test closing lanes on Maine Street

    BRUNSWICK — Motorists will notice a big difference if they're using Maine Street on Saturday, Aug. 21. So will pedestrians, if a one-day experiment to close the middle two lanes goes according to plan. According to Town Councilor Margo Knight, the town will block the inside la... 1

  • Topsham town manager to step down in December

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Jim Ashe, who has held the job for three years, will leave the position in December. Following an executive session on Aug. 5, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to extend Ashe’s contract from its original expiration date of Oct. 31 “thro...

  • Companies sue to overturn Topsham cell tower decision

    TOPSHAM — Two companies that hoped to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood are suing the town and the Planning Board to get permits that were denied on June 29. Mariner Tower, which wanted to build the 75-foot monopole tower, and T-Mobile, the servic...

  • Freeport council OKs reduced funding for movie theater

    FREEPORT — The Town Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to increase the current cap on the Destination Freeport Tax Increment Financing District from $11.4 million to $20 million, and will dedicate $20,000 of the funds annually for 10 years for a downtown movie theater. The council decis...

  • Falmouth council weighs new options for town buildings, land

    FALMOUTH — Staff presented the Town Council with 10 different options for what to do with town-owned b... 1

  • Neighbors wary about CMP's plans for Cumberland substation

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board is scheduled to hear a request from Central Maine Power Co. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. CMP hosted an informational session at Cumberland Town Hall on Tuesday, where residents asked questions and voic...

  • 'Managing transitions' is theme for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — For teachers, staff, students and parents, the next few years are all about managing transitions. "That's our theme this year," Superintendent Barbara Powers said. A new elementary school is taking shape between the high school and middle school buildings, and a new...