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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. ...

  • Memorial Day Parade events planned in Cape

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Memorial Day events on Monday, May 31, begin with a parade at 9 a.m. Parade participants will gather on Fowler Road at 8:15 a.m. The parade begins at the intersection of Fowler Road and Old Ocean House Road, continues north on Route 77, taking a left onto Scott...

  • Fees at Fort Williams back on the ballot in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents will be asked in a non-binding referendum June 8 if they support parking fees at Fort Williams Park. The advisory question is "Would you favor the Town establishing a pay/display parking program for Fort Williams Park?" The question differs from a No...

  • South Portland scraps green building code

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to scrap plans to require energy-efficient building standards in favor of a resolution outlining energy-efficiency goals. The draft resolve, presented at a workshop on Monday night, May 24, was applauded by councilors who were critical of t...

  • City Council mulls buying Waterman Drive building for new South Portland City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local developer is taking another shot at convincing city officials that 100 Waterman Drive is the ideal place for City Hall. Andrew Ingalls, of CBRE/The Boulos Co., was scheduled to take the City Council on a guided tour of his four-story, 32,000 square-foot devel...

  • Cape Elizabeth driver sentenced for drunken crash

    PORTLAND — A 44-year-old Cape Elizabeth woman who injured a police officer when when crashed into the back of two parked South Portland police cruisers last December was sentenced this week in Cumberland County Superior Court. Lisa Cioe, who had a blood alcohol content of 0.23 percen...

  • South Portland seeks citizens for sister city initiative

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Mayor Tom Coward is seeking about a dozen citizens to help South Portland find a sister city. Launching a Sister City partnership was one of the initiatives outlined in Coward's inaugural address in December, but it has taken a back seat to more pressing issues like ...

  • Access to Scarborough's Pine Point Beach in place for holiday weekend

    SCARBOROUGH — The first phase of construction on the Pine Point Beach access path and King Street reconstruction project is coming to a close just in time for beach goers to flood the area for the Memorial Day weekend. Construction workers this week poured and pressed the cement for ...

  • Brunswick officials unhappy with BNAS fields deal

    BRUNSWICK — Town officials say the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station reneged on a 3-year-old deal for recreational fields when it agreed to turn them over to Southern Maine Community College last week. During its May 18 board meeting, the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment...