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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. ...

  • South Portland parents sought for school task forces

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Department is looking for eight parents to serve on three study groups that could lead to major changes within the district. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said there are no specific qualifications to serve on the study groups, other than being a parent of a...

  • Scarborough postal distribution center cited for safety violations

    SCARBOROUGH — The U.S. Postal Service was fined $430,000 for "willful and repeated" safety violations, including a $10,000 fine for one repeat violation, at its distribution center on Postal Service Way. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it began an inspe...

  • Back in the good ol' days ...

    Brian Sheehy of the Danvers, Mass., Essex Ball Club explains how it was done in the old days for a group of Little Leaguers on Saturday, June 26 in Freeport. On Sunday, Sheehy's Boston Bean Eaters team took on Dirigo Vintage Baseball Club of Augusta in a throwback game at the Freeport Historical Soc...

  • Fundraising to begin for Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk

    BRUNSWICK — The effort to create a 1.25-mile, four-season riverwalk between Brunswick and Topsham took another step forward last week. The Androscoggin Riverwalk would create a loop using the recently renovated Swinging Bridge and the Frank J. Wood Bridge. The Androscoggin Brunswick-...

  • Brunswick official: Traffic woes almost over along Bath Road

    BRUNSWICK — The traffic snarls, washouts and bumpy rides that have marked travel along a busy stretch of Bath Road should be just about over, according to the town's public works director. Crews have been working on the $2.15 Bath Road improvement project since April. The project has...

  • Topsham Planning Board rejects cell tower proposal

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously rejected construction of a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. The decision prompted cheers from the audience, composed largely of Heights residents, who have packed every board meeting to oppose the proj...

  • Brunswick council to consider consolidating polling places

    BRUNSWICK — Residents in the town's seven election districts could be voting at a single location on Nov. 2. The proposed change would reduce the town's six polling locations to one, or possibly two. The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on the consolidation plan for its Ju...

  • Bath shipbuilders seek tools, funds, volunteers

    BATH — The organizers of an effort to reconstruct a 17th century tow and sailing vessel this summer are looking for volunteers, tools and money for the project. The Merrymeeting Area Summer School and Maine’s First Ship are working together on the program, where 14 Morse H...