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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...

  • Propane heater blamed for Falmouth fire that destroyed 8 antique cars

    FALMOUTH — Firefighters said a blaze that destroyed a three-bay garage and the antique cars parked inside was probably caused by a propane space heater. On Feb. 2 at 12:43 a.m., the Falmouth and Westbrook fire departments responded to a call from a homeowner reporting a glow coming f...

  • Cumberland board approves CMP substation on Greely Road

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board has granted major site plan approval for a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation. Construction of a temporary entrance road for the Raven Farm Substation at 37 Greely Road should begin soon, Town Planner Carla Nixon said last week. "Th...

  • Private land could help address athletic field shortage in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A school and community collaboration hopes to provide ample fields for youth, school and adult recreation and sporting groups. The 16-member Athletic and Recreational Advisory Committee has been working to develop a

  • Falmouth weighs all-day kindergarten, cutting some languages

    FALMOUTH — More than 70 people attended a standing-room-only School Board workshop on Monday. Many of them spoke against proposed budget cuts and in favor of new programs, including all-day kindergarten. The "Tier 2" cuts, which the district has proposed to make up for a more ... 1

  • Portland firm marketing Maine tourism has problems making payments

    PORTLAND — The state Department of Economic and Community Development is auditing a Portland advertising agency that has failed to pay clients who ran Maine tourism ads. The state announced the probe Monday after Swardlick Marketing Group notified the Maine Office of Tourism and the ...

  • Portland council yanks Cactus Club licenses, scraps metal art

    PORTLAND — The Cactus Club, a Fore Street bar that has raised the ire of police for several years, failed to have its liquor and entertainment licenses renewed by the City Council Monday night. The council also voted to get rid of Tracing the Fore, the Boothby Square public art insta...

  • Portland School Board takes up CBHS expansion, West School changes

    PORTLAND — Expanding the city's expeditionary high school and refocusing programming at the district's special education school are among the topics before the School Board this week. The board was scheduled to take up two reports, among other items, in a workshop session on Tuesday....

  • Portland may reinvent bulky waste pick-up, test larger recycling bins

    PORTLAND — The city is considering creating a call-in service for hauling unwanted couches, mattresses and other bulky waste from residences. The Solid Waste Task Force is also expected to forward a recommendation to the City Council to implement a pilot program that would place 96-g...