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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. ...

  • Yarmouth council election will depend on write-in candidates

    YARMOUTH — The only contested town election will be for a seat on the Water District Board of Trustees after the deadline for submitting nomination papers expired on April 26. There are two, three-year seats available on both the Town Council and School Committee, but only three...

  • Portland's Ocean Gateway attracts events, but can it pay for itself?

    PORTLAND — Despite losing its main tenant this year, events scheduled for the Ocean Gateway cruise ship terminal and revenue from berthing is expected to cover operating costs for the city's 2-year-old facility. Still, the city is counting on construction of a long-awaited megaberth ...

  • 5 candidates for 3 seats on Falmouth Town Council; 4 seek 2 School Board seats

    FALMOUTH — The April 26 deadline to turn in nomination papers for local elections revealed a few surprises and some expected candidates tossing their hats into the ring. There are three seats up for grabs on the Town Council and two seats available on the School Board, all with three...

  • Improvements to northbound I-295 to begin in May between Portland and Freeport

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation announced Monday that improvements to a nearly 10-mile stretch of northbound Interstate 295 will begin in mid-May. Bradford Foley, DOT highway program manager, said the $8.4 million project will begin near the Portland-Falmouth l...

  • Deering High School students present solar panel initiative

    FALMOUTH — Students from Deering High School in Portland are working to save their school money and do their part to reduce global warming and the country's dependence on foreign energy. At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Ce...

  • CEEF seeks award nominees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Thompson Award through May 15. The award goes to a school faculty or staff member who goes beyond their requirements to mentor and guide students. The community is invited to partici...

  • South Portland teenager arrested on drug charges after high-speed chase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police were led on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle in Ferry Village. As a result, the 18-year-old driver, Zachary Burns, was arrested on multiple charges, including operating under the influence of drugs and traffic...

  • Runners answer SOS

    Doug Kennedy of Harpswell and his dog, Mauka, cross the Swinging Bridge during the 7th annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 18. Runners ages 7 to 73 entered the event, which crosses the 118-year-old suspension bridge that connects Topsham and Brunswick.