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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. ...

  • Council approves application for Shore Road path grant

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Shore Road path may be a step closer to reality, following a June 14 decision by the Town Council to authorize a grant application that would fund much of the construction costs. The application, due to the Maine Department of Transportation Quality Community Pro...

  • Herbie wood for sale this weekend

    YARMOUTH — The Herbie Project will sell green and kiln-dried elm wood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at

  • L.L. Bean Discovery School hosts overnight kayakand camping tours

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery School's kayak and camping trips will begin this July. Interested parties will be trained to paddle, and no experience is necessary. Groups will leave from the private paddling center on Casco Bay and the tour the nearby islands. Adventurers w...

  • Freeport Historical Society to host vintage baseball games

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Historical Society invites all children ages 6-10 to play a baseball game against the Essex Massachusetts Vintage baseball team on Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. The game will be played by rules from the 1860's.  Trophies from the Boston Red Sox 2004 and 20...

  • A Keen donation

    Artist Richard Keen recently created and donated a wall relief sculpture to the town of Topsham, where he resides. The sculpture will hang on a large wall in the municipal building stairwell. A former art teacher at West Harpswell School and at Mt. Ararat High School, Keen was awarded a $1,500 gr...

  • New roof could add up to $50k to People Plus renovations; Council Oks capital plan

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved its five-year Capital Improvement Program, but not before learning that $50,000 could be added to the cost of renovating a building at 35 Union St. The building is the new home for People Plus, a retirement services provider...

  • History of Play on exhibit at Freeport Historical Society

    FREEPORT - The Freeport Historical Society will hold a summer long exhibit exploring the History of Play for children and adults. The exhibit will include toys, games and it...

  • Rotary, FairPoint chip in for signs to help emergency crews

    SCARBOROUGH — Drivers along Black Point, Broadturn, Payne and other busy Scarborough roads may notice new signs appearing over the next few weeks. The Scarborough Rotary Club and FairPoint Communications have teamed up with the police department and Police Explorers program to instal...