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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. ...

  • Regardless of religion, teens recognize Ramadan by giving back in Portland

    PORTLAND — The hallmark of Ramadan, the month-long Muslim religious observance, is daytime fasting. 1

  • Waynflete submits plans for future growth in Portland's West End

    PORTLAND — A private school in the city's West End is looking for approval from the city to create a zone for future growth. The Waynflete Overlay Zone would include the existing school campus and three residential buildings the school could acquire in the future. It also would in...

  • Falmouth police alert residents about burglaries

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department is cautioning residents to be on alert because of a recent increase in burglaries. In the past three weeks, the department said in a press release Friday, there has been an increase in home burglaries, especially between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., and car ...

  • Home buyer workshop highlights tax credits

    TOPSHAM — The Midcoast Community Housing Coalition is sponsoring an informational session for potential home buyers in the Southern Mid-Coast region.  The workshop will be held Sept. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Topsham Border Trust at 2 Main St. Participants will ...

  • Event benefits Scarborough foundation

    PORTLAND —The Noyes Family and the Noyes Brain Tumor Foundation will once again host Cooking for a Cure, a tasting event to benefit the Brain Tumor Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Guests will be treated to appetizers, entrees and deserts from more than 25 area re...

  • Fire Department fundraiser a success

    HARPSWELL — The Orr's & Bailey Islands Fire Department set new fundraising records during its annual auction and yard sale in August. According to a press release, the event raised more than $36,000 to benefit the volunteer fire and rescue department, an increase of 25 percent over last ...

  • United Way hopes to meet increased need with $1.9 million fundraising campaign

    BRUNSWICK — The United Way of Mid Coast Maine kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Sept. 3 at a rally at the Brunswick Mall. This year's goal is $1.9 million. To get there, organizers have embraced the theme "Live United," which includes celebrating local heroes, frien...

  • Update: Lobstermen hope new retail brand will boost sales, prices

    PORTLAND — For the last 56 years, Ernie Burgess has been shoving off from Chebeague Island to trap lobsters in the waters of Casco Bay.