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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. ...

  • Casco Bay Lines begins search for new manager

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines board members hope to hire a new general manager by the end of the year. Matt Hoffner, a member of the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors who is leading the search committee, said this week he expects the committee to advertise for the ...

  • Falmouth resident selected as SBA regional administrator

    FALMOUTH — A local woman has been selected to be the next regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Jeanne Anderson Hulit will oversee the SBA's programs and services in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire. ...

  • Going green on Danforth

    Developers Nathan Szanton and Robert C.S. Monks are expected to welcome Gov. John Baldacci and other officials to the opening of 53 Danforth St., a 43-unit apartment building, on Wednesday. Thirty of the apartments are set aside for families with incomes at or below 60 percent of the area median inc...

  • Freeport Historical Society digs for buried treasure at Pettengill Farm

    FREEPORT — Two archaeologists rooted around the Pettengill Farm property last week and uncovered agricultural tools, buttons, pottery and a deer jaw – objects they said tell a story about the life and times of the family that lived there decades ago. Norm Buttrick, former archae...

  • Freeport councilor resigns; candidates slow to take out nomination papers

    FREEPORT — Town Councilor Genie Beaulieu on Tuesday announced she will resign from the council effective Nov. 10. Beaulieu, who represents District 1, said she and her husband did a lot of soul searching, but finally decided it was time to travel. She said she retire...

  • Updated: Brunswick council defends town manager search, secret vote; publicly endorses Brown

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council publicly voted 7-2 Wednesday to begin contract negotiations with Gary Brown to become the new town manager, one week after making the same decision behind closed doors. Wednesday's meeting came amid questions about the legality of an Aug. 5 executive sessi...

  • Suspended Bath Iron Works union officers, barred from running in elections, may go to court

    BATH — At least two suspended officers of Bath Iron Works' largest union have been barred by the parent union from running in future elections, their attorney said Monday. He also suggested his clients may sue to overturn the ban. Mike Keenan, suspended president of L...

  • 'Concerts with a Cause' help support Portland, Freeport food pantries

    FREEPORT — The L.L. Bean Concert Series has reached its halfway mark, but there are still opportunities to help hungry families this summer by bringing canned food or donations to the remaining concerts. Throughout the series, L.L. Bean has encouraged concert goers to donate canned ...