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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. ...

  • Hearing could help plan future of Harpswell public land

    HARPSWELL — In 2002, Harpswell assumed ownership of more than 77 acres of forest behind the municipal facility on Mountain Road. The land was meant for some future use, but aside from a failed proposal to install wind turbines atop the Long Reach overlook – the highest point in town...

  • Man allegedly drags ATM out of Scarborough store, leads police on high-speed chase

    SCARBOROUGH — The theft of an automated teller machine on Sunday night at a Mussey Road convenience store played out like the plot line for a 2009 version of Woody Allen's 1969 movie, "Take the Money and Run." But instead of the inept Allen getting his hand caught in the...

  • Preschoolers can get H1N1 vaccinations in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH —The town and Visiting Nurses Association Home Health & Hospice will be holding a regional preschool H1N1 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9 at St. Maximilian Church on Black Point Road. The clinic is open only to children age 6 months to 5 ye...

  • International students at SMCC look to translate experiences into a new language

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Tuesday evening, a group of 11 international students at Southern Maine Community College was putting the final touches on its end-of-semester projects.  Over the next week, the students will visit elementary students in Topsham and give short speeches in the ...

  • Government students in Cape Elizabeth to host a health-care reform discussion

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The high school Advanced Placement government class will host a panel discussion on health care reform Wednesday, Dec. 9. The event will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium at 345 Ocean House Road. The community is encouraged to...

  • Holiday performance at Harrington House

    FREEPORT — The Harrington House at 45 Main St. will host a traditional Victorian Christmas celebration this weekend in the form of a seasonal holiday performance. The Harrington children will invite visitors to decorate the Christmas tree, to sing and wait for their father the sea captain t...

  • Art auction to support the arts in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A group of 14 original pieces of art that have been displayed throughout town since August will be sold at a live auction this Saturday, Dec. 5. The exhibit, "Experiencing Freeport: Knowing our Town through Art," includes the 14 pieces that depict unique places in Freep...

  • Cumberland Fire Department to host breakfast for toy drive

    CUMBERLAND — A pancake breakfast will be held on Sunday, Dec. 6, to raise money for the Cumberland Fire Department's Firefighters for Kids holiday toy drive program. The breakfast will run from 7-10 a.m. at Greely Middle School. Money from the breakfast will be used ...