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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...

  • UPDATE: Candidates queue to replace Bliss in state Senate; GOP's Maietta in, Palmieri out

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Political parties in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough are working to line up candidates to fill a vacancy in the Maine Senate. A special election will take place Tuesday, May 10, to fill the District 7 seat being vacated by Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South ...

  • Kennebec River spirit flows in Bath variety show

    BATH — The legacy of Kennebec River will be the focus of the sixth Hot Chocolate Jubilee, a fundraiser for the Chocolate Church Arts Center, from March 31 to April 3. The jubilee theme this year is "Spirit of the Kennebec." The all-volunteer variety show includes several dance...

  • End in sight in fight over Cape Elizabeth beach access

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A 6-year-old dispute over access to Maxwell Point Beach isn't over, but several recent court decisions have moved the process toward a resolution. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday, March 22, on who can use the easement to what is commonly known as ...

  • Ricetta's to close in South Portland, remain open in Falmouth

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The brick oven will be fired up for the last time Sunday at Ricetta's pizzeria on Western Avenue. The company announced Wednesday night that it is closing the South Portland restaurant, where it was established in 1989. A second restaurant, opened on Route 1 in Falmo...

  • South Portland School Board spikes plan for activity fees

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday said it would not support a proposal to institute activity fees next year for students participating in athletics and co-curricular activities. Board members also indicated they would like to stop talking about a budget proposal to flat-fu...

  • UPDATE: Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Brunswick TIF for Maine Street Station inn

    BRUNSWICK — A Cumberland County Superior Court justice has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged a tax increment financing agreement valued at more than $900,000 between the town and the developer of Maine Street Station. Local hotel owners, including Linwood Austin and Peter Anastos, ...

  • Scarborough history students get a special glimpse of women's role in WWII

    SCARBOROUGH — When history teacher George Jones told his class to talk to their grandparents about their memories of World War II, he hoped his students would learn a little about how the war affected people they knew. But when one of his students, Amita Gelinas, talked to her grandm...

  • Decision expected on proposed Scarborough Beach parking lot

    SCARBOROUGH — The debate over whether to allow a 500-car parking lot and beach access near Scarborough Beach, on 64 acres owned by Sprague Corp., is heating up as a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting approaches. A decision, which will be made on March 31 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, has been... 2