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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. ...

  • Fire destroys Freeport barn, threatens home

    Freeport firefighters arrive on the scene of a fully involved barn fire Thursday, May 27, at approximately 1:45 p.m. at 152 South Freeport Road. Flames eventually threatened a nearby house and spread into the woods; although the barn was a total loss, the house was saved. Mutual aid was provided ...

  • Differences emerge in debate between Falmouth candidates

    FALMOUTH — Candidates for Town council and School Board came out for a lively debate May 26 at Town Hall. The debate, sponsored by The Forecaster and moderated by attorney Andrew Sparks, began with opening statements from council candidates Barbara DiBiase, David Murray, Faith Varney... 3

  • Bath marks Memorial Day with parade, service

    BATH — The city's Memorial Day parade will assemble at the Congress Avenue parking lot of American Legion Post 21 at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 31. The parade will step off at 10:30 a.m., heading down Congress Avenue to turn left onto Lincoln Street, then to Centre Street for a wrea...

  • Best feet forward in Brunswick

    Cancer survivors lead the way at the beginning of the annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Brunswick High School on Friday evening, May 21. Nearly 100 teams participated in the overnight event.

  • Nothing 'wishy-washy' about this Morse High School senior

    BATH — Morse High School teacher Michelle Gabrielsen says Alejandra Rodriguez is one of the top five students she has seen in 19 years of teaching. “A lot of high school seniors are kind of wishy-washy – not Alejandra,” said Gabrielsen, who has worked with Rodriguez...

  • Survey polls Mid-Coast businesses, residents

    BATH — The state Department of Economic and Community Development and the Midcoast Council of Governments is surveying residents and business owners to rate the region as a place to work and live, and to see what changes the respondents would recommend. The survey, sponsored in-part ...

  • Downtown Bath hotel opens for business

    BATH — Just in time for summer, the Hampton Inn opened downtown last weekend. The 140 Commercial St. hotel has 94 rooms, a meeting room, 37 flat-screen high-definition TVs, high-speed Internet access, an indoor pool and spa and an “on-the-house” hot breakfast.

  • Ceiling collapse injures 3 in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Three people were taken to Parkview Adventist Medical Center Tuesday after the living-room ceiling of their 75 Pleasant Street apartment collapsed on them. Fire Chief Ken Brillant described the victims' injuries as minor. The individuals, who officials have decline...