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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...

  • South Portland winter parking ban: Necessity or hidden tax?

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With temperatures hovering in the 70s, the city's winter parking ban is perhaps the furthest thing from people's minds. That is, unless you're Willard Street resident Zoo Cain. "I love this town," Cain said. "But there are some things, like this, that send me ... 1

  • Cookie Jar reopening draws a crowd in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nearly four years after a storm blew the top off the Cookie Jar Pastry Shop, customers lined up for the sweet treats they have been without for so long.  The business reopened on Thursday, May 27, and more than 900 people came through the doors at 554 Shore Road...

  • SAD 75 voters breeze through initial budget approval

    TOPSHAM — It took only half an hour to complete the first phase of approval for the fiscal 2011 School Administrative District 75 budget. With little comment, voters approved the nearly $34.8 million spending plan on May 27 in the first of two of two budget votes. A budget valid...

  • Dancing the day away in Falmouth

    Falmouth second-graders perform a dance to the song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" during a morning expedition to Maine State Ballet on June 1. They had the opportunity to learn dance moves, try on ballet costumes, learn about the history of dance and sing along to famous show tunes with pr...

  • McMann Field artificial turf plan goes to June 8 vote in Bath

    BATH — A plan for an artificial turf field that received narrow City Council approval and triggered a petition to overturn that decision will be decided by voters on June 8. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for installation of artificial ...

  • Local Buzz ready to greet Cape Elizabeth families

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Less than a year after a doctor, a lawyer and an advertising executive started working together, their restaurant called the Local Buzz will be officially open for business on June 1...

  • Brunswick council adopts $53.4 million budget

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council adopted a $53.4 million spending plan for fiscal 2011, a budget that includes laying off two high-profile municipal employees. The two employees, Vanessa Levesque, the natural resources planner, and Craig Worth, the deputy director of Public Works, led to...

  • School budget meeting sends RSU 1 spending plan to voters in greater Bath

    BATH — Voters in the four Regional School Unit 1 communities gave initial approval to a nearly $25 million fiscal 2011 budget on Monday. The spending plan now goes to a budget validation referendum on Tuesday, June 8, for final approval. Next year’s budget reflects a dec...