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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. ...

  • Freeport food fest showcases more than beans

    Chef Chris Passett of the Azure Cafe selects vegetables and herbs for his eventual winning dish in the Top Chef competition of the L.L. Bean Food Festival on Saturday, July 17, in Freeport.

  • South Portland OKs demolition of Red's Dairy Freeze

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Cottage Road landmark ravaged by fire two months ago seems headed for the wrecking ball. Whether Red's Dairy Freeze will be rebuilt remains unknown. Code Enforcement Officer Patricia Doucette said the owner of Red's has obtained a city permit to demolish the...

  • Ram Island Ledge light off Cape Elizabeth for sale, in need of care

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Ram Island Ledge lighthouse needs a steward and is for sale to the highest bidder. Paula Santangelo, public affairs officer at the U.S. General Services Administration, said the property was first made available to government agencies, education institutions and ...

  • Topsham selectmen send cell tower ban to November vote

    TOPSHAM — Voters will decide in November if the town should establish a retroactive ban on new cellular communications towers in the Urban Residential zone. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously July 15 to schedule the Nov. 2 referendum, after receiving a petition that calls ... 1

  • Battle line drawn with Scarborough Marsh invader

    SCARBOROUGH — For most people driving along Route 1 through the Scarborough Marsh, the tall, fluffy grass that sways in the salty sea breeze is part of the beauty of the area, the serenity of living by the ocean, part of what it means to be from Maine. But Phragmites australis is not...

  • Cumberland animal rescuers to hold yard sale

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, a shelter and adoption center for kittens and cats, is holding its annual yard sale next weekend at 302 Range Road. The sale will take place Friday, July 30, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, July 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Th...

  • Beach access dispute ignites Harpswell residents

    HARPSWELL — A week after holding a well-attended public hearing about the town's pursuit of public access at Cedar Beach, the Board of Selectmen met with the town attorney Tuesday to discuss its next course of action. Board Chairman Jim Henderson said Tuesday that the closed-door mee...

  • Brunswick Planning Board OKs Habitat project over neighbors' concerns

    BRUNSWICK — A recently approved Habitat for Humanity development on Cumberland Street is raising questions about whether the economic viability of the project outweighs density and safety concerns. The Planning Board on July 13 approved the site plan for the three-unit development on...