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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. ...

  • Cumberland Town Council candidates agree on need for expanded tax base

    CUMBERLAND — Incumbent Town Councilors Stephen Moriarty and Michael Perfetti face a challenge from Sally Leavitt in the June 8 election. The race for the two, three-year seats is Cumberland’s only contested election this spring. James Bailinson of Friar Lane is runn...

  • Yarmouth considered for waste water-to-energy project

    YARMOUTH — An inventor from California sees Yarmouth as a possible location for a pilot project that would convert waste water into hydrogen and other gases to produce energy. Ronny Bar-Gaddam, founder and chief executive officer of Genesys LLC hosted Town Manager Nat Tupper and othe...

  • Falmouth council hears concerns about removing street lights

    FALMOUTH — After a joyous and musical start to the May 24 meeting with a resolution to congratulate the middle school jazz band, the "Iron Twinkies," for their Division I win at the Maine State Jazz Festival, the Town Council moved through a packed agenda. More than 80 people attende...

  • From Kabul to Cumberland: Students connect with soldier in Afghanistan

    CUMBERLAND — Jane Crowley’s three eighth-grade social studies classes gained a unique perspective on current events this month by talking via the Internet with a Bangor soldier stationed in Afghanistan. Student Sarah Kurland said her Greely Middle School class had been lea...

  • Creative business series begins June 2 in Portland

    PORTLAND — A three-part seminar series designed to provide resources, advice and insight into running a creative business in Maine will begin next week at the University of Southern Maine. The first seminar, "Starting and Running a Creative Business in Maine," will take place on Wedn...

  • New veterans monument to be celebrated in Cumberland parade

    CUMBERLAND — This year’s Memorial Day parade includes the presentation of the first phase of a veterans memorial monument at Moss Side Cemetery on Main Street. Fire Chief Dan Small is also looking for active and retired military members with ties to the town to participate...

  • Maine's best in EMS

    Lt. Peter Daigle of the Portland Fire Department accepts a Platinum Award on the department's behalf from Gov. John Baldacci on May 20 at the annual Maine Emergency Medical Services awards ceremony at the State House in Augusta. Gold awards were presented to the Cumberland Fire Department, Freeport ...

  • Chebeague Island Town Meeting to vote on $2.8M budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters will decide on a $2.8 million fiscal 2011 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 5. The meeting will take place at the Chebeague Island Community Hall, 247 South Road, at 9 a.m., and cover 62 warrant items. Among the items is the $1.8 million p...