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  • Portland taps police chief to replace acting city manager

    PORTLAND — Police Chief Michael Sauschuck has been nominated as acting city manager. The announcement was made Friday by Mayor Michael Brennan and the City Council. The nomination will be voted on at the April 27 City Council meeting. Sauschuck's appointment would take effect ...

  • Falmouth business owner accused of engaging in prostitution

    FALMOUTH — A New York woman has been charged with engaging in prostitution at a business licensed to provide Korean acupressure therapy. Hyesun Kim, 48, of Flushing, New York, owns Ace Asian Therapy at 367 U.S. Route 1. Falmouth police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Securit...

  • Topsham selectmen welcome new manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen's Feb. 3 meeting, Cornell Knight's first as town manager, lasted just 13 minutes. Knight, who was town manager in Winthrop the past 12 years, replaced Jim Ashe. He said his immediate focus would be on the fiscal 2012 budget. Selectmen approved ...

  • Topsham high school launches senior Capstone program

    TOPSHAM — A capstone forms the top of a building or wall. It's the final touch – a crowning achievement. It is also the name of a new Mt. Ararat High School project that marks the culmination of a student's high school experience. "The stones are your education for the 1... 1

  • Conservative activists object to Route 1 corridor plan for Mid-Coast Maine

    ROCKLAND — At the November meeting of the Gateway 1 Implementation Steering Committee, a man no one on the committee had ever seen before got up to speak. Ted Cowan was clean-shaven and dressed in khakis and a collared shirt. He spoke forcefully, staring down committee members and re... 3

  • WinteRush returns to Portland this weekend

    PORTLAND — WinteRush begins Friday Feb. 11 with a ski and snowboard competition in Monument Square, followed by a weekend of outdoor public activities. Lack of snow foiled the city's planned outdoor winter celebration last year. This year, snowshoeing, snowman- and snow fort-building...

  • UPDATED: Governor announces initiatives to help former Thibeault Energy customers; lawmakers propose tighter rules

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday announced two initiatives to help customers affected by the sudden closure of Thibeault Energy in Brunswick. In addition, Brunswick-area legislators are proposing a bill to increase consumer protection from sudden oil company closures.

  • Ceremony marks first transfer of Brunswick base property

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy invited politicians, members of the public and the media to massive Hangar 6 at Brunswick Naval Air Station for Monday's ceremonial change of ownership of the base airfield. The ceremony recognized the first BNAS property to be transferred from the Navy to t...

  • Bridge work means delays Wednesday, Thursday on Route 26/100

    FALMOUTH — Drivers who use Route 26/100 should expect periodic delays on Wednesday and Thursday while construction crews unload steel beams that will be utilized in the construction of a bridge. Crews will close the bridge for 20 minutes each day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., the Maine Depar...

  • Yarmouth faces nearly 4% tax increase

    YARMOUTH — Town Manager Nat Tupper presented a preliminary $10.7 million fiscal 2012 municipal budget to the Town Council on Feb. 3. The budget includes a $235,000, or 2.2 percent, increase in expenditures from the current year. Tupper said town revenues have decreased about 2...