Sat, Aug 30, 2014 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

News

Syndicate content
  • 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. ...

  • Entwistle era ends in Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — The school chief has packed up his desk and is ready to move on. Superintendent George Entwistle III will take charge of Belmont, Mass. schools next week, after five years in Falmouth. Assistant Superintendent Barbara Powers will become interim superintendent as the Sch...

  • Beautifying Back Cove

    Hope Lanza, right, and Sandra Wachholz, left, are among the volunteers who helped the Maine YardScaping Partnership install more than 400 trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as a wildflower meadow, on June 18 and 19 at the Back Cove YardScaping Demonstration Project. The goal of the project is to ...

  • Longest day of homelessness

    A small crowd of people stood in rainy Monument Square on Friday, June 19, at noon to mark the summer solstice and bring attention to the plight of the working poor and homeless. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • Meals on Wheels provider hopes participants will warm to microwaveable meals

    SCARBOROUGH — The local organization that runs the southern Maine Meals on Wheels program has implemented a change to its food preparation that will allow it to continue and potentially expand its level of service. But just the word change can be hard to swallow. Dire...

  • Freeport artist gives new meaning to 'recycling'

    FREEPORT — Most of us see a bucket of old bike parts as junk, useless scrap destined for the landfill. Worn out cogs, broken chains, flat tires and warped disc breaks do not strike the average person as potential works of art. But that is exactly how Angela Armstrong sees them. ...

  • Cumberland councilors OK fairground concerts, move forward with yard waste fees

    CUMBERLAND — Town Councilors heard no opposition Monday night to allowing concerts and pari-mutuel horse racing at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, and moved forward with new yard waste fees and a new Shoreland Zoning Ordinance. Concerts and pari-mutuel horse racing will now be allow...

  • Freeport superintendent to lead Wells-Ogunquit school district

    FREEPORT — Superintendent of Schools Elaine Tomaszewski, who was not picked to head consolidated Regional School Unit 5, will leave July 1 to become superintendent of the Wells-Ogunquit Community School District in York County. Tomaszewski has been the superintendent of Freeport ...

  • Lost financial records returned to North Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH – After many years in the collection at the Yarmouth Historical Society, a book containing financial records from 1735 through 1799 has been returned to North Yarmouth, completing the town's records dating back to 1680. "The book is falling apart and is brittle," North Ya...