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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. ...

  • Arts Night to highlight student creativity in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The fourth annual Arts Night will take place Thursday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m., giving students the opportunity to showcase their talents in painting, poetry, film and live music.  This will be the second year students in both Pond Cove Elementary School and Cap...

  • Sagadahoc Dems to hold gubernatorial forum

    BATH — The Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee will host a forum for all five Democratic gubernatorial candidates at the Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Sen. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, will moderate the forum, which will provide ...

  • Scarborough run benefits arts center

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is sponsoring a 5K run for adults and a 1K fun-run for children on Saturday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Clambake Restaurant at Pine Point. The event aims to raise money for the Fiddlehead Center, a nonprofit organization that provid...

  • Correction

    A photo caption on Page 1 of last week's Mid-Coast edition should have identified Tom Settlemire as co-owner with Seth Kroeck of the sheep enterprise at Brunswick's Crystal Spring Farm. The farm is owned by the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust, which leases the property to Kroeck and his wife, Maura....

  • South Portland council quickly OKs $4.3M capital spending plan

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When City Manager Jim Gailey asked the City Council last week to fast-track next year's $4.3 million Capital Improvement Plan and add $125,000 in funds for more street paving, he didn't expect it would be passed Wednesday night with no discussion. "Wow," Gailey said,...

  • South Portland sees way to turn oil into cash: 500% hike in tanker inspection fee

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city is looking to cash in on the hundreds of tankers that annually dock and unload oil at eight local terminals to help fight the effects of declining revenues.  During budget deliberations last week, City Manager Jim Gailey unveiled a proposal, drafted wit...

  • South Portland signs group contract to clean up polluted Long Creek watershed

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday formally signed an agreement to work with other west end property owners to improve water quality in the Long Creek Watershed, an urban impaired stream spanning four municipalities that must be cleaned up by 2020.  The agreement mar...

  • New rules on farm animals, river protection, home businesses advance in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Proposed changes to the zoning ordinance to allow farm animals, gardens and farm stands in residential area are moving forward after a Town Council public hearing April 21.  Planning Director Dan Bacon explained the changes proposed by the Maine Department of Agric...