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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. ...

  • 2-day Harpswell Festival kicks off July 25

    HARPSWELL — The sixth annual Harpswell Festival begins Saturday, July 25, at Mitchell Field. The festival will span a day and a half and will feature fireworks, food, kids' activities and live music at the scenic venue. The event kick offs at 5 p.m. on July 25. Fireworks are sched...

  • Redbank remembers

    Evelyn Taylor rings a bell for her mother and grandmother, who were killed 65 years ago when a U.S. Army plane crashed into South Portland's Redbank neighborhood during World War II. Taylor and others participated July 11 in a memorial to the 19 crash victims, all but one of whom were on the ground....

  • Senior standouts

    Athletes who have qualified for the National Senior Games gathered in Scarborough on July 12 and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, right, who told them "I have to schedule exercise time, or it does not get done." Eighty-three Mainers will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the games A...

  • Updated: Portland police arrest 1 of 3 men detained in Congress Street gun report

    PORTLAND — One of three men detained last Thursday in relation to a report of a man waving a gun on Congress Street has been arrested by Portland Police for a June robbery.  Police Lt. Tony Ward said this week that Ahmed Ismail, 23, was arrested on Friday for allegedly robbing a ...

  • Chairman wants Scarborough council to revisit wind turbine vote

    SCARBOROUGH — Less than 12 hours after councilors voted to adopt a wind turbine ordinance, the Town Council chairman is hoping they will reconsider. The council finally tackled the ordinance governing the small wind-energy systems early Thursday morning. Several revisions ha...

  • Scarborough OKs swap for Pine Point land

    SCARBOROUGH — After 4 1/2 hours of discussion Wednesday, town councilors voted 4-3 to swap a portion of a Pine Point road with a parking strip owned by a local motel. As councilors debated the proposal to trade a strip of Depot Road in front of the Lighthouse Inn for the motel's p...

  • Cape Elizabeth council will make traffic light decision in August

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors on Monday said they will decide in August whether to put a traffic light at the intersection of Route 77, Shore and Scott Dyer roads. The Town Council last November postponed the decision until May, and in the meantime approved funding for passive ...

  • Sunday is Falmouth Library Sundae

    FALMOUTH – This Sunday's Library Sundae promises to be a sweet treat for young and old. Between 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on July 19, the Falmouth Memorial Library will host a summer party with antique cars and trucks, live music by Doc's Banjo Band and valve cover races, a small vehic...