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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. ...

  • State education chief tells SAD 75 to rework arguments for closing West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — Education Commissioner Susan Gendron told School Administrative District 75 to revise its case for closing West Harpswell School, following a formal appeal by the group opposed to the closing. Gendron on Tuesday notified the school district that she could not approve ...

  • Portland Planning Board OKs Bayside bowling alley, tables Waynflete decision

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday night unanimously approved a proposal for a bowling alley in the Bayside neighborhood, but tabled a vote on an overlay zone that would contain future growth of the Waynflete School in the city's West End. Plans calls for the former Skillful Ve...

  • Falmouth clam flats closed for lack of report by state regulators

    FALMOUTH — A failure by the Maine Department of Marine Resources to conduct a shoreline survey has resulted in the closure of the town's clam flats. The survey is required by the federal Food and Drug Administration every 10 years, DMR Deputy Commissioner David Etnier said Monday....

  • Portland police unions oppose changes proposed for citizen oversight committee

    PORTLAND — Police union officials spoke in opposition Tuesday night to proposed changes that could allow previously arrested individuals and their family members to serve on a committee that reviews police conduct. The union officials also said they were not notified of or invited...

  • Divided Falmouth council opposes excise tax, TABOR questions

    FALMOUTH — Town Councilors on Monday approved resolutions opposing two statewide referendums, but not unanimously. A resolution on Question 2, which would reduce the vehicle excise tax, passed 5-0 with two abstentions. Before the vote, Councilor Bonny Rodden said she s...

  • School officials take joint stand against excise, TABOR questions

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With less than one week before the Nov. 3 election, the leaders of the Cape Elizabeth, Falmouth, Yarmouth and Cumberland-North Yarmouth school boards have joined forces to urge the public to vote against Question 2 and Question 4 on the statewide referendum ballot.

  • Falmouth councilors weigh strategies for Brown property

    FALMOUTH — A full agenda kept the Town Council busy until after 10 p.m. Monday. Among the discussions was how to proceed with the Brown property after receiving public input last month. The town purchased the 3.3-acre property on Foreside Road in March 2007 for $580,000. At t...

  • Harvest on the Harbor

    MacKenzie Arrington, Maine Lobster Chef of The Year, poses with his winning dish of roasted Maine lobster tail on braised cabbage and cornbread, at last week's Harvest on the Harbor in Portland. Arrington received a $1,000 prize from the Maine Lobster Promotion Council.