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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. ...

  • Construction begins on Middle Rd. in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A major reconstruction project on Middle Road from Pleasant Hill to Ledgewood began Wednesday, Oct. 28. Repaving of the road is planned for Wednesday, Nov. 4.

  • Freeport street disappears

    Workers from Jaiden Landscaping of Durham are busy this week, converting the intersection of Morse Street and Main Street in Freeport into sidewalk and open space. Morse Street previously provided access to parking behind the L.L. Bean flagship store.

  • Route 1 fire in Yarmouth

    Firefighters battle a stubbon fire that engulfed a Ford SUV driven by David Elliott of Yarmouth on Route 1 near the Muddy Rudder restaurant Monday, Oct. 26, at about 8 a.m. Elliott was the only one in the vehicle and he got out safely. Firefighters from Yarmouth, Freeport and Cumberland responded, a...

  • Falmouth continues to explore options for reuse of school buildings

    FALMOUTH — The Community Facilities Planning Committee last week presented preliminary designs demonstrating how space for several municipal buildings could be accommodated in the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. Guided by input from a community planning project last March,...

  • Freeport, Yarmouth restaurants to honor service personnel with free food on Veterans Day

    FREEPORT — As a gesture of thanks to the men and women who have served in the military, the Muddy Rudder restaurants in Yarmouth and Brewer and the Freeport Cafe will offer free entrees to veterans and active military personnel on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. The Muddy Rudder is on Rout...

  • Question 1 draws voter interest at Bowdoin College; Bergquist leads Brunswick council candidates in outside contributions

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College students cast more than 400 absentee ballots on Oct. 24, a strong early turnout that town officials believe was driven by the state referendum on Maine's same-sex marriage law. Meanwhile, with Election Day fast approaching, a Green Independent Party me...

  • $500K now available for Bath, Brunswick, other participants in Route 1 planning initiative

    BRUNSWICK — A plan to upgrade the traffic flow and functionality of the Route 1 corridor between Brunswick and Stockton Springs is moving closer to implementation.  The Gateway 1 land use and transportation initiative was launched four years ago in an effort to create a comprehen...

  • Bath-area school district may cut jobs if state aid is slashed

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 may eliminate jobs to cope with an expected state aid cut of at least $500,000, Superintendent William Shuttleworth said in an Oct. 23 letter to school district staff. Shuttleworth said preliminary reports indicate the state may call for cuts of $50 ...