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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. ...

  • Barn door closes in Topsham

    Beth Ross, former assistant manager at Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding, watches an auction of the Topsham stable's property on Saturday, Jan. 9. She said it was her "first barn" and holds a special place in her life. The nonprofit center, later known as Freedom Reins, has gone throug...

  • Local farmers to act in community-based theater project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Farmers on stage and actors in the field – that is what artistic director Jennie Hahn envisioned when she created Of Farms and Fables, a community-based theater project. A project within Hahn's

  • Longtime Scarborough legislator to retire; School Board chairman to seek House seat

    SCARBOROUGH — State Rep. Peggy Pendleton announced this week she will retire at the end of this legislative session. Pendleton, a Democrat who lives on Holmes Road, is currently in her second consecutive term representing House District 128. But her career in the Legislature spans 18 yea...

  • South Portland considers 6-month ban on medicinal marijuana sales

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is poised to enact a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The proposal was discussed at a workshop Monday night. It has the support of the Police Department and four of the seven councilors, some of whom admitted they did not know ...

  • South Portland welcomes Cracker Barrel with open arms

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved a plan to build a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant near the Maine Mall. Cracker Barrel representatives said they expect to employ as many as 200 people. "Today is a great day for South Portland and the ...

  • Brunswick School Board opts for administrative shuffle instead of new school principal

    BRUNSWICK — With ominous budget deliberations looming, the School Board Wednesday voted 7-2 to reorganize administration in preparation for a new elementary school. The decision, opposed by board members Corrine Perreault and Michelle Small, came after the board first considered hiring a...

  • Topsham Everest climber shares motivational stories on lecture circuit

    TOPSHAM — On his third and final adventure on Mt. Everest in 1988, Ed Webster and three colleagues decided to scale the world’s tallest mountain the hard way. Not that there’s necessarily an easy way. They went up one of Everest’s most dangerous sides, w...

  • Bowdoin College gets $400K to replace central boiler

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will receive a $400,000 grant to upgrade the boiler that delivers heat and electricity to the campus. College officials said the new boiler will replace the 46-year-old central unit that provides heat for about 75 percent of the campus. They said the new s...