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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...

  • Lawsuit likely after Cape council lets driveway stand

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A Stonegate subdivision resident said he will sue the town after the Town Council affirmed a driveway permit for 6 Stonegate Road. Robert Stier Jr., of 9 Rock Crest Drive, on Wednesday said he plans to appeal the council's decision in Maine Superior Court. Sti...

  • School chief, state: Not up to SAD 75 to promote opposition to West Harpswell School closure

    HARPSWELL — On Monday, the Board of Selectmen asked School Administrative District 75 to present alternative views about the proposed closing of West Harpswell School. But in an interview Wednesday, SAD 75 Superintendent Michael Wilhelm said the School Board is not required to public...

  • Topsham Vietnam vet recounts his 'psychological journey'

    TOPSHAM — When Morris Lavallee talks about Peter Davies, a key character in "Cracks in the Wall," the author is in many ways reflecting on himself. Lavallee's historical novel is based on his own experiences in the military during the Vietnam War. "It's a psychological journey...

  • Hearing postponed on Scarborough Beach parking

    SCARBOROUGH — A Zoning Board of Appeals public hearing on a proposed increase in parking near Scarborough Beach State Park was postponed Wednesday due to weather.  The hearing would have taken public comment on a special exception appeal by Black Point Resource Management to cre...

  • Topsham cell tower lawsuit settlement could go to February Town Meeting

    TOPSHAM — Voters next month may be asked to approve a lawsuit settlement that will allow construction of a cellular communications tower the town has been trying to block. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Jan. 6 to send three potential warrant items to a public hearing on Thu...

  • Brunswick principal wins Catholic education award

    BRUNSWICK — When Principal Andree Benoit Tostevin is having a stressful day at school, she knows exactly what to do. She heads to the kindergarten classrooms at St. John's Catholic School, she said, to visit with "our little guys, the 4-year-olds."

  • About 130 jobs to be cut by Bath Iron Works

    BATH — Bath Iron Works announced Jan. 7 that it would lay off about 130 employees as of Jan. 21. The employees include salaried and unionized workers, according to a statement issued by BIW President Jeff Geiger, who blamed the reductions on a decline in demand for design work.

  • Brunswick film producer doing 'extraordinary work' with documentaries

    BRUNSWICK — Like many film aficionados, Louise Rosen has lined the walls of her home office with movie posters. But she has a more personal relationship with the films than the average viewer – her name appears in print along the bottom of many of the posters. Rosen is a...