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  • Portland taps police chief to replace acting city manager

    PORTLAND — Police Chief Michael Sauschuck has been nominated as acting city manager. The announcement was made Friday by Mayor Michael Brennan and the City Council. The nomination will be voted on at the April 27 City Council meeting. Sauschuck's appointment would take effect ...

  • Falmouth business owner accused of engaging in prostitution

    FALMOUTH — A New York woman has been charged with engaging in prostitution at a business licensed to provide Korean acupressure therapy. Hyesun Kim, 48, of Flushing, New York, owns Ace Asian Therapy at 367 U.S. Route 1. Falmouth police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Securit...

  • Petition gatherers hope to overturn Bath turf field bond

    BATH — Residents, including a city councilor, are collecting signatures for a petition to reverse a council vote to borrow money for artificial turf at McMann Field. The City Council voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 to borrow up to $300,000 for the 90,000-foot surface. The bond will be repai...

  • For Falmouth students, it's time to kick some 'bots

    FALMOUTH — While some students may be lying on beaches soaking up the rays during their winter vacation week, or losing sensation in their thumbs playing video games, a group of more than 50 high school students from Falmouth, Gorham and surrounding communities has been hunkered down in the...

  • Freeport manager to propose budget cuts

    FREEPORT — Town Manager Dale Olmstead will present his suggestions to close a $366,000 budget gap at a Town Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. Olmstead's first tier of suggestions include emergency dispatch consolidation with Brunswick and reduction of per...

  • Falmouth, Yarmouth may share dispatch

    FALMOUTH — Yarmouth and Falmouth may soon be sharing dispatch services at the Falmouth Police Department. The consolidation would save Falmouth about $60,000 a year while keeping the service local, rather than joining Cumberland County to cut costs, Falmouth Town Manager Nathan Poore...

  • Freeport street extension plan needs more work

    FREEPORT — The Traffic and Parking Committee on Tuesday approved a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Park and School streets, but unexpectedly tabled a proposal to extend School Street to Bow Street after a two-hour discussion. The plan to extend School Street to Bow Street is co...

  • Jumping for health

    Ben Fisher, left, takes a turn twirling the rope as his classmates Caleb Delano and Alex McGonagle jump during the "Jump for the Health of It" fundraiser at Longfellow Elementary School in Portland on Feb. 12.

  • Communities receive municipal energy grants

    YARMOUTH – Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and energy costs will soon begin in communities receiving grants to help reach conservation goals. The Maine Public Utilities Commission announced the first round of energy conservation block grants on Friday, Feb. 12...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth school budget to be discussed in forum

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 will hold a fiscal 2011 budget forum on Thursday, Feb. 25, to discuss the financial challenges the district faces and the latest information on revenues and expenses. The forum will be held in the Commons area of Greely High School ...