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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. ...

  • Harpswell conservation panel receives singular award

    HARPSWELL — Typically, the Citizen Planner of the Year award goes to one volunteer. But last week the Maine Association of Planners gave the award to the Harpswell Conservation Commission, a gr...

  • Crash closes I-295 in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Maine State Police are investigating a single-car accident that forced them to close the southbound lanes of Interstate 295 for about an hour Tuesday night. According to Trooper Marvin Hinkley, three people were in the 1995 Ford Taurus that went off the side of the highway...

  • Bath museum absorbs Portland collection, spreads programs south

    BATH — Maine Maritime Museum is taking over the Portland Harbor Museum and will broaden its programming in greater Portland. Amy Lent, executive director of the Maine Maritime Museum, said Tuesday that the Portland museum’s collections should be completely transferred to 2...

  • Brunswick air show part of 2011 Naval aviation centennial

    BRUNSWICK — The redevelopers of Brunswick Naval Air Station will host their first Great State of Maine Air Show & Business Aviation Expo next summer. Although the base ...

  • SAD 75 board votes again to close West Harpswell School

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors has again decided to close the West Harpswell School. The School Board voted 12-2 on June 10, with Jane Meisenbach of Harpswell and Claudia Beckwith of Topsham opposed. The decision would close the school at the ...

  • Falmouth students perform acts of kindness across southern Maine

    FALMOUTH — Instead of sitting in classrooms on June 8, eighth-graders at Falmouth Middle School spent the day giving back to their community. Maggie Seitz, Mary Woolsey, Riley Burnfeind, Young Jin Kim and Ben Dobbins cleaned out animal cages and washed towels and bedding at the Anima...

  • Freeport students build boats to benefit technology education

    FREEPORT — With teamwork and dedication, a group of Freeport Middle School students built a 12-foot sailboat and six-foot rowboat from scratch. They auctioned off their handiwork and raised nearly $1,000 to help fund future technology projects at the school. Jon Amory, the sch...

  • Falmouth takes over emergency dispatch for Yarmouth, North Yarmouth

    FALMOUTH — It was a busy day June 15 in several public safety departments, as Yarmouth and North Yarmouth officially transferred emergency dispatch services to Falmouth. "It's gone very well," Lt. John Kilbride of the Falmouth Police Department said Tuesday. "We've not had any setbac...