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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. ...

  • Falmouth Council sends town hall, library, community center plan to voters

    FALMOUTH — In addition to leadership, committee and liaison appointments, the Council discussed on Monday a proposal to move the town hall and library to the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. The meeting was the council's first since the June 8 election. In unanimous vot...

  • Waldo's burglary latest in string of local break-ins

    FALMOUTH — On June 20, police responded to report of a break-in at Waldo's General Store on Route 1. Police said the burglars stole cigarettes and cash from the registers at Waldo's and Super Scoops. The culprits also kicked in walls and doors. 

  • Street light reduction plan defeated, second public hearing set

    FALMOUTH — The 174 street lights proposed for removal will stay on, at least for now. On June 21, the Town Council voted 4-3 to defeat a motion to eliminate 74 of the lights and hold a public hearing on another 100 slated for elimination. The reduction would save the town approximate...

  • Tips lead to arrests in North Deering burglaries

    PORTLAND — Four people have been arrested in connection with a rash of burglaries in the North Deering neighborhood. Police Officer Andjelko Napijalo would not give details about the arrests because the investigation is still in progress. But Napijalo partially attributed the ...

  • Peaks Island affordable housing plan riles residents

    PORTLAND — A proposal to bring affordable housing to Luther Street is facing opposition from Peaks Island residents who say the plan helps a few but ignores many struggling to afford island life. Home Start, a non-profit development group based on the island, is looking to provide th...

  • Opposition stalls changes at Portland's Riverton Library

    PORTLAND — School and public library officials halted a plan to change the size and services at the Riverton Branch. The decision, announced during a Monday meeting at the Riverton Elementary School, comes amid swift and passionate opposition from parents and neighborhood residents.

  • Portland councilors reject temporary ban on pot dispensaries

    PORTLAND — The city will not delay the opening of a medical marijuana dispensary, should one apply to do business here. The City Council on Monday unanimously rejected a proposed moratorium on the facilities, which the city attorney drafted to give the city time to come up with zonin...

  • Walking to raise awareness for senior mobility

    PORTLAND — Last week, Kathy Freund, 60, of Portland, spent 26 days training, leading to 25 miles walked in 24 hours. Not your typical weekend activity. Freund walked around the Back Cove trail starting June 18 at noon, until noon the following day, all for an unpublicized cause: dign...