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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. ...

  • Old Port Festival returns this weekend

    PORTLAND — The 37th annual Old Port Festival takes place Sunday, June 13, bringing music, food and art to the streets of the city's entertainment district. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with a parade down Exchange Street. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., various musical acts will perform ...

  • Falmouth 6th-graders present composting effort at N.H. summit

    Marie Baker, left, and Haley Reed peer into a compost bin while Keenan Kent moves a wheelbarrow in the greenhouse at Falmouth Middle School. The three students are part of the Team Green and recently returned from a Green Summit at the University of New Hampshire where they gave a presentation to...

  • Developer gets green light to convert Portland waterfront warehouse into law firm headquarters

    PORTLAND — Owners of a 19th century warehouse along the city's waterfront received clearance from planners Tuesday night to turn the building into offices for a law firm. The decision by the Planning Board came a day after Waterfront Maine received a $2.8 million tax break from the C... 1

  • Gaza flotilla participant to speak in Portland Friday

    PORTLAND — The South Portland video producer who was caught up in the raid on a Gaza relief flotilla by Israeli troops May 31 will speak about his experience Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Scott Hamann was aboard one of six ships in the flotilla when the Israeli Navy boarded the ship...

  • Rodden, Payne re-elected to Falmouth council; Varney wins 3rd seat

    FALMOUTH — Nearly 4,000 voters turned out in Falmouth on Tuesday, more than double the last primary election. Incumbent Councilors Tony Payne and Bonny Rodden were re-elected to the Town Council, but Faith Varney received the most votes to take the third open position on the council....

  • Dwyer defeats Leggat to keep North Yarmouth seat on SAD 51 board

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Virginia Dwyer secured 556 votes on Tuesday to keep her seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors, defeating challenger Martha Leggat. Leggat received 516 votes, according to unofficial totals. “I’m very pleased,” ...

  • Portland backs off emergency ban on marijuana dispensaries

    PORTLAND — The City Council is expected to decide whether Portland should join the list of municipalities with temporary bans on medical marijuana dispensaries. Mainers voted last year to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. The council was prepared to take emergency ac...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school official to be curriculum chief in Portland

    PORTLAND —  A Portland resident has been tapped from a national pool of applicants to create a unified curriculum for the city's public schools. The School Committee will meet in closed session on Wednesday night, June 9, to negotiate a contract for David Galin. Galin, wh...