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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. ...

  • Tax relief program for elderly expanded in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Councilor Judy Roy has made it her pet project to make sure the town's elderly residents know they are as important as the younger residents. "We do so much for the young people in Scarborough, it's good to do something for the elderly population as well," Roy said....

  • Cape Elizabeth council to tackle rooster rules, pay-per-throw

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has a full agenda scheduled for Monday, July 12, and starting at 6 p.m. will discuss everything from rooster noise complaints and speed limit restrictions to recycling efforts and communication strategies. The 6 p.m.

  • Cumberland wood bank seeks contributions

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Congregational Church, which has provided firewood to community members in need of heating assistance, has a low wood bank inventory this year and is seeking donations of firewood, hardwood logs or cash to help with the coming heating season. The chur...

  • Freeport on the 4th

    Independence Day events in Freeport ended with fireworks at the high school athletic fields. The evening tradition followed the annual parade on Main Street, where a three-wheel unicycle rider was one of the participants. Also on Sunday, the Maine Clammers Association held a fundraising clambake at ...

  • Falmouth Community Programs partners with Olympia Sports

    FALMOUTH — Falmouth Community Programs is teaming with Olympia Sports in a league discount/rebate card program. Any FCP family that makes a purchase at Olympia Sports through Aug. 25 will recieve a 10 percent discount on all purchases using the rebate card. The discount/rebate cards ...

  • Southern Maine officials to get face time with FEMA on flood maps

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Aides to Sen. Susan Collins and officials from Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth will meet with the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week to discuss concerns that FEMA flood maps are inaccurate. The meetings come amid fears that the proposed federal...

  • Safety violations not unique to Scarborough postal center

    SCARBOROUGH — After the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the southern Maine U.S. Postal Service Distribution Center $430,000 last week for a variety of willful safety violations, it was revealed that the situation at the Scarborough center is not unique. On Ju...

  • Bath Iron Works receives $105M contract modification for 2 destroyers

    BATH — Bath Iron Works has been awarded a contract modification of more than $105 million from the U.S. Navy for construction of the second DDG-1000 destroyer and for pre-production planning and lead materials of a third ship. BIW spokesman Jim DeMartini said the modification al...