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  • Portland taps police chief to replace acting city manager

    PORTLAND — Police Chief Michael Sauschuck has been nominated as acting city manager. The announcement was made Friday by Mayor Michael Brennan and the City Council. The nomination will be voted on at the April 27 City Council meeting. Sauschuck's appointment would take effect ...

  • Falmouth business owner accused of engaging in prostitution

    FALMOUTH — A New York woman has been charged with engaging in prostitution at a business licensed to provide Korean acupressure therapy. Hyesun Kim, 48, of Flushing, New York, owns Ace Asian Therapy at 367 U.S. Route 1. Falmouth police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Securit...

  • Brunswick official: Traffic woes almost over along Bath Road

    BRUNSWICK — The traffic snarls, washouts and bumpy rides that have marked travel along a busy stretch of Bath Road should be just about over, according to the town's public works director. Crews have been working on the $2.15 Bath Road improvement project since April. The project has...

  • Topsham Planning Board rejects cell tower proposal

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously rejected construction of a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. The decision prompted cheers from the audience, composed largely of Heights residents, who have packed every board meeting to oppose the proj...

  • Brunswick council to consider consolidating polling places

    BRUNSWICK — Residents in the town's seven election districts could be voting at a single location on Nov. 2. The proposed change would reduce the town's six polling locations to one, or possibly two. The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on the consolidation plan for its Ju...

  • Bath shipbuilders seek tools, funds, volunteers

    BATH — The organizers of an effort to reconstruct a 17th century tow and sailing vessel this summer are looking for volunteers, tools and money for the project. The Merrymeeting Area Summer School and Maine’s First Ship are working together on the program, where 14 Morse H...

  • Downtown Bath hotel celebrates official opening

    BATH — The city’s new downtown hotel celebrated its grand opening June 24. More than 100 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hampton Inn, which followed a month-long "quiet" opening. Karen Whitman of Hilton Hotels said the 94-room hotel at 140 Commer...

  • Cumberland council tables deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday tabled a zoning ordinance change that would ban deer feeding and baiting. It was unclear from the five members present whether the item could receive the four votes needed to implement the change. Councilors Jeff Porter and Mike Perfetti w...

  • Chebeague Island administrator to step down in October; Damon rescinds resignation from Board of Selectmen

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Scott Seaver plans to step aside as town administrator on Oct. 15, he said Monday. Meanwhile, Donna Damon is rescinding the resignation from the Board of Selectmen that she submitted last month. “I went over there in April of 2008 for a couple mon...

  • Keeping it about the kids: Falmouth trains parents, coaches to behave at sports events

    FALMOUTH — The wind-up, the whoosh of the pitch, the crack of the bat, the clang as the bat hits the ground, the scuffle of small feet as they rush around the field, the smack of ball into gloves – all sounds of summer youth sports. But angry parents, coaches and umpires arguin...