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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. ...

  • Regional transit agency hopes to boost profile, funding with video production

    PORTLAND — The Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System has created an eight-minute video to educate the public and, in the process, drum up support for underfunded projects. As a federally funded program, PACTS cannot actively lobby state or federal officials for more fundi...

  • Sewall hopes Bath business can 'move on' after bankruptcy auctions

    PORTLAND — The former president of M.W. Sewall & Co. was the top bidder in an auction for assets of the Bath fuel company last week. Edward “Ned” Sewall III, president of M.W. Sewall from 1995 to 2007, offered about $4.7 million on April 6 for the home heating oil ope...

  • DECD employee left job owing $5K on credit cards

    Editor's note: This report by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting is a follow-up to a story published March 31. AUGUSTA — James &ldq... 1

  • Scarborough man dies when car hits moose in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — A Scarborough man was killed April 3 when the car he was riding in hit a moose on Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police. A second car also struck the moose and turned over, coming to rest in the road. The crashes took place about 8 p.m., causing police...

  • Event to discuss post-BNAS transition

    TOPSHAM — The Maine Military & Community Network is organizing a discussion about services available for armed forces members and their families when Brunswick Naval Air Station closes next year. “What Will I Do for Support When the Naval Base Closes? A Discussion of R...

  • Topsham law firm to offer free advice on health care

    TOPSHAM — The McTeague Higbee law firm will provide free assistance to people completing advance health-care directives at its office at 4 Union Park on Friday, April 16, as part of National Healthcare Decisions Day. People can walk in any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., and ass...

  • Main Street Bath seeks yard sale participants

    BATH — Residents and non-profit organizations are encouraged to sign up to hold yard sales during Main Street Bath’s Mayfair event on Saturday, May 1. For a $15 fee yard-sale holders will be listed on Mayfair flyers and the

  • Cape class to host Democratic candidates

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students from the high school advanced placement government class will host a debate for Democratic gubernatorial candidates Wednesday, April 14. The class held a similar debate with Republican candidates last month. Candidates scheduled to participate in...