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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...

  • Falmouth library move likely after renovation is axed

    FALMOUTH — In addition to unanimously passing a resolution to sell the Pleasant Hill Fire Station, the Town Council on Monday came to some consensus around two options for the library and community center, and discussed a possible lease of the Lunt or Plummer school buildings to a quasi-sta...

  • Harpswell plans to again pursue restoration of historic boundary with Brunswick

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen will meet with representatives of The Carrying Place Assembly to discuss pursuit of legislative action to change the boundary between Harpswell and Brunswick. Residents earlier this year at Town Meeting approved spending $2,500 toward legal costs and further res...

  • Court again sends business park review back to Bath Planning Board

    WEST BATH — A judge on Tuesday ordered the Bath Planning Board to take a third look at the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. After a hearing at West Bath District Court, Judge Andrew Horton ordered the case remanded to the Planning Board, which approved the third phase in A...

  • Students use L.L. Bean as inspiration for Christmas artwork

    FREEPORT — Students of all ages helped create an art exhibit that interprets the "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Instead of the traditional lyrics, this project substitutes a moose wearing L.L. Bean boots for a partridge in a pear tree; two snowshoes for turtle doves; three holl...

  • DeLorme names new president, CEO

    YARMOUTH — DeLorme, the map and software development company, announced Mike Heffron will become president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 4, 2011. Heffron will replace Dave Eshelman, who has served as president since 2005 and has been with the company for 19 years.

  • Water district budget assumes 2% rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees unanimously approved a $37.4 million operating budget for 2011, a 0.6 percent increase over the current spending level. The budget assumes a mid-year water rate increase of 2 percent, or roughly 50 cents on a residential water bill, PWD Pub...

  • Brunswick pedestrian struck, killed by car

    BRUNSWICK — A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed Monday night as he crossed Gurnet Road after retrieving his mail, according to police.  Ronald A. Pottle, 66, of Gurnet Road, was struck by a 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by Douglas Self, 55, of Brunswick, about 6:15...

  • Integrated bus, train project favored for Portland-North corridor

    BRUNSWICK — Department of Transportation officials and their consultant recommended an almost $9 million integrated bus and passenger rail service Monday night for the Portland-North Transit Project. The transportation study has been going on for more than three years and involved se...