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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. ...

  • Study calls for new, $5M-$8M library in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A report recommending a new, multi-million dollar Thomas Memorial Library is expected to be finalized next week and presented to the Town Council in August. The Thomas Memorial Study Committee voted earlier this year to accept a report prepared by library consulta...

  • Scarborough wind turbine ordinance returns to council

    SCARBOROUGH — Proposed regulations for small wind energy systems, which first came before councilors the same week a resident was prevented from installing a wind turbine in his yard, are returning to the Town Council next week with some modifications from the Ordinance Committee. In ...

  • Ceremony slated to commemorate 1944 South Portland plane crash

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A memorial observance on the 65th anniversary of one of the state's worst aviation disasters will be held this weekend on Westbrook Street. The service will honor the victims and survivors of a July 11, 1944, tragedy that killed 19 people and injured 20, many of whom...

  • Topsham Navy Annex study predicts minimal environmental impact from redevelopment

    TOPSHAM — An environmental assessment of the Topsham Navy Annex predicts minimal impact as a result of reuse or redevelopment of the site, officials said Wednesday. The U.S. Navy and consultants held a public meeting at Town Hall to present a draft of that assessment. The final d...

  • Bath, Topsham public works officials battle against recent rain assault

    BATH — While the weather has had some people wondering whether they should start building an ark, public works directors in the area are looking for ways to handle the added pressures of the rain and the problems it causes. One such malady, discussed at length during the July 1 B...

  • Tax rate jumps as property values drop in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Most city taxpayers may see slight declines in their tax bills, the tax assessor said this week, because property values – with a few notable exceptions – have been reduced. Assessor Elizabeth Sawyer told the City Council in a special July 6 workshop that, after ...

  • Fireworks over Freeport

    Fireworks light the evening sky over Freeport during the annual Fourth of July display. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Archaeological dig begins at Head of Tide Park in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — An archaeology team began digging into the earth around Head of Tide Park on Monday to see what mysteries of human civilization they can unravel at the historic site on the Cathance River. Eric Lahti, a licensed Maine guide archaeologist, is working on the project with...