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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. ...

  • Freeport Sewer District election draws 5 candidates; Town Council race uncontested

    FREEPORT — Voters in November will have to choose between candidates to run the sewer district. But barring any write-in campaigns, they will once again face an uncontested Town Council election. Both Town Council incumbents, District 4 Councilor James Cassida and Councilor-at-Large Charlotte...

  • Stop & Shop scraps plans for Morrill's Corner project in Portland

    PORTLAND — City officials said Tuesday that Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. has killed a $15 million retail and residential project that has been planned for six years at Morrill's Corner. The 20-acre property at the corner of Forest and Allen avenues was going to be turned into a...

  • 4 charter amendments face North Yarmouth voters

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Among the Town Charter amendments going before voters Nov. 3 is one that would shift the responsibility for setting fees collected by the town from Town Meeting to the Board of Selectmen. "You're taking it from Town Meeting, which is a set process, and allow...

  • RTP, METRO clash over federal funds

    PORTLAND — Increasing budget pressure is pitting two local transportation providers against each other.  Leaders of METRO and the Regional Transportation Program, a non-profit agency that serves elderly and disabled riders in Cumberland County, are clashing over the distribution ...

  • Best feet forward: Portland kickball team plays for national title in Las Vegas

    PORTLAND — As evening settled on the freshly soaked sod along Back Cove Monday night, groups of school-aged children played soccer in Payson Park while a smattering of dog-walkers stopped briefly to take in the action.  But, on a nondescript piece of grass, just beyond the illum... 1

  • Congress extends Downeaster funding through October, long-term outlook still uncertain

    PORTLAND — The federal funds that keep the Amtrak Downeaster rolling will continue to flow for another month, thanks to a last-minute resolution by Congress on Sept. 30. But just how long the subsidy will continue is still uncertain. The Congestion Mitigation and Air ...

  • Freeport Police Beat: Oct. 6

    Arrests 9/26 at 3:37 a.m. Steven Creps, 19, of Durham, was arrested by Officer Joseph Pelletier on charges of operating under the influence and a minor consuming alcohol.  9/26 at 2:42 p.m. Mary Taylor, 32, of Old Country Road, was arrested by Off...

  • North Yarmouth family praises local support after lightning ignites house

    NORTH YARMOUTH — As she stood outside the charred shell of her home on Monday, Sherri Curit was more thankful for what had been saved than sorrowful over what her family had lost. Lightning struck a well outside the 400 Royal Road house she shares with her husband, Maurice Curit, at ...