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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. ...

  • Scarborough's 'Big 3' redevelopment projects on track

    SCARBOROUGH — Though some had expected faster progress, the town's three largest commercial property redevelopment projects continue to proceed, even through some unanticipated setbacks. For Marden's Surplus & Salvage, the progress hasn't come soon enough. The discount retailer final...

  • Seafood seller says he's trapped by Scarborough policy on home businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — Martin Macisso says he isn't looking for special treatment, just "a fair playing field." Macisso, the owner of Scarborough Fish & Lobster Market at 697 Route 1, has been selling lobster, clams, haddock and shrimp at Dunstan Corner for 25 years, carrying on the tradition...

  • South Portland pressed to allow private school students on public school teams

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Department's policy of excluding private school students from public middle school sports teams is being challenged by a group of parents. The School Board will hold a workshop after its regular business meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, to discuss the policy and co...

  • Stage set for significant cuts in South Portland services, staff

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Councilors on Jan. 4 decided to build a budget for the next fiscal year that does not increase the local tax rate. Since non-property tax revenues are declining and operating costs are increasing, municipal and school services and staff, which accounts for more than...

  • Trial to begin in shooting death of South Portland man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jury selection begins Friday, Jan. 8, in Cumberland County Superior Court in the trial of a Skowhegan man accused of killing a 50-year-old computer programmer who lived in the Willard Beach neighborhood. Malcolm Lavalle-Davidson, 50, is charged with manslaughter in the a...

  • Bath council gives initial OK to borrowing $300K for turf field

    BATH — A bond issue of up to $300,000 for all-weather turf at McMann Field narrowly received initial approval from the City Council Wednesday evening. The council voted 5-4 to grant first passage to an ordinance that authorizes the borrowing , which will pay for the purchase and ins...

  • Finishing touch in Freeport

    Camden Acousti, left, and his dad Tom stand back and admire their work after topping a newly sculpted snowman with a winter cap Sunday, Jan. 3, on School Street in Freeport.

  • Registration announced for Falmouth kindergarten

    FALMOUTH — Registration for 2010-2011 kindergarten will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 12, 13 and 14 in the Lunt School lobby. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall. The child's o...