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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. ...

  • Singapore teachers swap tech tips in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — A dozen teachers and administrators from Singapore's Maris Stella High School visited Mt. Ararat High School on Tuesday to talk about topics like laptop computers and collaborative learning. While Mt. Ararat students have had their own laptop computers since September, ... 1

  • Residents share ideas, vision for Falmouth Shopping Center

    FALMOUTH — A small crowd attended Saturday's charette at Plummer-Motz School to give input and learn more about the possibilities for redevelopment and expansion of the Falmouth Shopping Center and surrounding property. A large majority of the approximately 65 people in attendance...

  • Brunswick man tapped to lead renewable energy initiative at BNAS; Trafton replaces Richardson on MRRA

    BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick man has been hired to lead a renewable energy initiative at the to-be-redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. Steve Levesque, executive director of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority, announced the hiring of Thomas Brubaker at Tuesday's meeting of ...

  • Brunswick Town Council meetings become showcase for local art

    BRUNSWICK — The town's new meeting space at Maine Street Station sports some fancy furniture, but people may find that the greatest aesthetic improvement is hanging on the walls. In the spring, the Town Council authorized a collaborative program with a local art group that will turn the spac...

  • Supper, auction to raise money for student trip

    PORTLAND — Students from Deering High School's Spanish Club are holding a spaghetti supper and silent auction on Sunday, Nov. 22, at Temple Beth El, 400 Deering St., to raise money for a service learning trip to Ecuador. Twelve students will spend their April vacation volunteering...

  • Report: Cumberland needs more families, affordable housing

    CUMBERLAND — A financial impact analysis produced for the town suggests Cumberland grow its families with school-age children and increase affordable housing, among other recommendations. The Cumberland Town Council heard details of the document – produced by Planning Decisio...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth mark completion of Greely High School improvements

    CUMBERLAND — The culmination of a project several years in the making was marked Nov. 12 when David Perkins sliced through a ribbon at the entrance to Greely High School. This act by the School Administrative District 51 chairman capped off the school's grand opening, an event tha...

  • Bath martial arts instructor tapped as assistant coach on national team

    BATH — Ed Hall is no stranger to major martial arts competitions. When he travels to Jamaica for a world championship martial arts competition in January, though, he won't be fighting. Hall, who runs