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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. ...

  • Cape Elizabeth seeks bids to upgrade Gull Crest trail

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission plans to upgrade the Inner Loop Trail on the Gull Crest property and is looking for construction bids for the project. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said she is not sure how much the project will cost, but work will include gravel, geotextile fabr...

  • Interim board begins work on Freeport Chamber of Commerce

    FREEPORT — The new Freeport Chamber of Commerce met Wednesday, Nov. 4, to elect an interim board of directors. Their charge over the next few months is to create the guidelines, bylaws and goals of the organization. More than 50 people attended the meeting. They were ...

  • Private plane makes emergency landing at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — A small private plane made an emergency landing at Brunswick Naval Air Station on Wednesday morning, Nov. 11, after experiencing loss of power. James Jordan, of Bangor, took off from Bangor International Airport en route to Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire in...

  • Supper marks Cape Farm Alliance birthday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Farm Alliance will hold its second annual Birthday Harvest Potluck Dinner Friday,. Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Sprague Hall Grange. There will be discussion of the organization's accomplishments this year and plans for the future. Attendees are asked...

  • Crowd honors veterans at military museum's new South Portland annex

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than 100 people turned out Tuesday night to honor war veterans at the Maine Military Museum and Learning Center's new annex at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 832 at 3

  • Brunswick restaurant stays on track with move to Maine Street Station

    BRUNSWICK — The owners of Scarlet Begonias live in a modest log cabin in Bowdoin. Doug Lavallee describes his pastoral home much the same way he does his business and his life, with borderline reverence and spot-on contentment. "I feel so fortunate," he said. "There...

  • Lobsters, auto parts, guns stolen in series of Harpswell burglaries

    HARPSWELL — When Harpswell Auto Sales owner Gene Graffam opened the doors to his business Nov. 5, it didn't take long to notice something was wrong. The tires neatly stacked near the window had been moved. The window was open. Inside, the garage was ransacked. Missing were variou...

  • Brunswick teen faces arson charge in Mill Street fire

    BRUNSWICK — A teenager has been charged with setting an Oct. 29 fire that destroyed a vacant home on Mill Street. The 17-year-old Brunswick boy faces a felony charge of arson, while five other teenage boys received summonses on lesser charges of criminal mischief and criminal tre...