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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. ...

  • Cumberland Fair takes precautions as EEE spreads

    CUMBERLAND — Although a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes has killed several horses in recent weeks in five southern Maine counties, organizers at the Cumberland County Fair are taking precautions to make fairgoers as safe as possible when the event begins this weekend. ...

  • NYC educator tapped as principal of Portland's island schools

    PORTLAND — The School Department has hired a 43-year-old teacher from New York City as the new principal of the Peaks Island and Cliff Island elementary schools.  On Oct. 8, Timothy Devaney, who was born in New Hampshire and raised in Connecticut, will replace Assistant Superinte...

  • With federal funds about to dry up, state officials, rail advocates remain optimistic about Amtrak Downeaster

    PORTLAND — The federal subsidy that keeps the Amtrak Downeaster running is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. But despite a weakened economy and gaps in state transportation funding, state officials and rail advocates are confident the Portland-to-Boston passenger service will continue. 

  • Meeting to discuss West Commercial St. trail

    PORTLAND — A waterfront path high on the priority list for bicycle and pedestrian advocates may finally be about to happen. A meeting has been scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 23, to discuss the feasibility of creating a new trail that would run along West Commercial Street, from Vete...

  • Community comes together for Portland family coping with death, job loss

    PORTLAND — Community members are rallying in support of a Mona Road family beset by personal and financial tragedies. On July 7, Jamie Kingsburg, a 32-year-old mother of four, went to the hospital after battling what she thought was a severe cold for several weeks. There, she was...

  • Portland commissions new fireboat

    PORTLAND — City officials and Fire Department personnel gathered along the waterfront Monday morning to officially welcome the city's new fireboat, City of Portland IV, into service. The $3.2 million boat was built in Nova Scotia at the A.F. Theriault & Son boatyard and was de...

  • Access restored to I-295 in South Portland via Veterans Memorial Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After being closed for two weeks, Exit 4 on Interstate 295 reopened Monday morning to southbound traffic. The southbound lane on the Veterans Memorial Bridge that leads to the interstate on-ramp from Portland has also reopened.  Both lanes were close...

  • Blazing a trail

    Tom Blake, left, Chris Smith, Tim Cronin and Dennis Biggie work on a footbridge across the north branch of Long Creek on Sept. 13 when the South Portland Land Trust sponsored a volunteer day to prepare for the opening on Sept. 26 of its newest trail and pocket park. The trail will make it easier to ...