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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. ...

  • Harpswell eyes funding for Mitchell Field pier assessment

    HARPSWELL — The committee implementing the reuse plan for Mitchell Field is hoping the town can secure a grant to pay for an assessment of the pier at the former U.S. Navy fuel depot.  The Board of Selectmen on Thursday was expected to authorize the application for a $25,000 Communi...

  • Freeport market owner plans major expansion if street is extended

    FREEPORT — Adam and Sheila Nappi on Tuesday night showed neighbors conceptual plans to triple the size of the Bow Street Market. Their plan depends on an extension of School Street. Nearly...

  • Fire station decision returns to Falmouth council

    FALMOUTH — A hearing on the anticipated closing of Pleasant Hill Fire Station may be the biggest attraction on a full agenda at next week's Town Council meeting, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11. Although the hearing and the approval by the council isn't technically required for Town Ma...

  • Laid-off workers in Freeport, Brunswick to receive extra training, benefits

    BRUNSWICK — Employees who were laid off at Freeport's L.L. Bean and Cooper Wiring Devices in Brunswick could be eligible for retraining and job placement assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced that workers who lost th...

  • Shrimp parts still plague Portland Water District

    PORTLAND — The Portland Water District is reminding businesses and residents to only flush human waste and toilet paper down their drains. The reminder comes as wastewater treatment facilities are again being overwhelmed by unprocessable material, including discarded shrimp parts.

  • High school schedule the subject of Jan. 20 forum

    PORTLAND — A new schedule for the city's high schools will be discussed at a community forum scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Portland Exposition Building. The proposed common high school schedule was drafted by a 28-member task force and presented to the School Committee on Dec. 16....

  • United Way of Greater Portland announces new CEO

    PORTLAND — The United Way of Greater Portland has hired a new president and chief executive officer. Suzanne McCormick will replace Meg Baxter, who served as president of the organization for 20 years. McCormick most recently has been president of the People's Regional Opportu...

  • Just chillin'

    A small but hardy band of souls plunged into the frigid waters of Casco Bay to spotlight the problem of global warming on the last day of 2009 for the Natural Resources Council of Maine's second annual Polar Plunge at East End Beach in Portland.