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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. ...

  • Moses named asst. principal at Deering HS

    PORTLAND — An educator who began his career in the city has returned to serve as assistant principal at Deering High School. James Moses replaces David Shapiro, who retired this year after 21 years in the position. Moses was most recently the director of the Hollis Lea...

  • With deadline approaching, some Portland elections still without contests, candidates

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers became available more than six weeks ago, but so far there are few potential candidates for the School Committee and no one has shown interest in either of the two seats available on the Peaks Island Council. Three School Committee seats are up for gra...

  • BattlefieldCon: From shoot-'em-ups to dance moves, they've got game

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although Saturday was sunny and warm, a line of mostly young men formed indoors in a dark blue hallway of the Wyndam Hotel. They each paid a $25 registration fee for a gift bag and information book for Battlefield Convention 2009 – or BattlefieldCon, a one-day, ...

  • Scarborough's first wind turbine powered up

    SCARBOROUGH — On July 23 – the day after the Town Council passed an ordinance governing small wind energy systems – Ferry Road resident Scott Doherty obtained a permit from town hall to install one. He'd been waiting since early May, after Southwest Windpower's southern Maine deal... 3

  • Beach to Beacon

    Race founder Joan Benoit Samuelson, left, joins the overall men's and women's winners of the 2009 TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K, Ed Muge and Irene Limika, both from Kenya. The fifth-place men's runner, Tekest Kebede of Ethiopia, is in the background.

  • Council, School Board seats available for Nov. 3 Cape elections

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nomination papers for four Town Council seats and three School Board seats are currently available for the Nov. 3 election. Papers are due in the Town Clerk's office by 4 p.m. Sept. 4. Three, three-year terms are available on both boards, in addition to one unexpired ...

  • Cape man's body recovered in Sebago

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The body of a Cape Elizabeth man was recovered Tuesday in Sebago Lake after a two-day search by the Maine Warden Service. Authorities say they aren't sure yet what caused the drowning. Sean Casey, 21, was reported missing Monday afternoon by friends when he didn'...

  • Working Villages founder to discuss time in Congo

    GEORGETOWN — The founder and president of Topsham-based Working Villages International will give a talk and slideshow presentation next week concerning his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Alexander Petroff, who graduated from Brunswick High School before receiving a Bachelor...