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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. ...

  • Goddard Mansion in Cape Elizabeth could face partial demolition; Shore Road Pathway discussion begins

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council began its discussion Monday of the proposed Shore Road Pathway, and discussed the future of Goddard Mansion at Fort Williams. The Fort Williams Advisory Commission has recommended a long-term goal of tearing down most of what's left of the aging s...

  • Cape Planning Board begins controversial work on 2 properties along Shore Road

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Amid confusion over maps showing 551 Shore Road with varying percentages of Business-A and Residential-C zoning, the Planning Board Tuesday began discussion over a request to rezone the property from its current split zoning into an entirely residential lot. The b...

  • Referendum date on Harpswell school closure expected later this year

    HARPSWELL — The date of a voter referendum on closing the West Harpswell School will not be known until later this year. Meanwhile, the Harpswell Board of Selectmen has yet to take an official position on the question. The School Administrative District 75 Board of D...

  • Chebeague Island: Casco Bay's seal nursery and day-care center

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — "It's a girl, about a week old," said Linda Doughty as she gently turned over the week-old baby seal, plump with baby fat and with a still visible umbilical cord. The pup had been stranded for three days recently on an island beach, one of five stranded on Chebeague in...

  • Train station lease gets OK from Brunswick councilors

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to become the master tenant of the train station and welcome center at Maine Street Station, the $23.5 million development that already has a significant financial investment from taxpayers. The council's decision is the penultimate...

  • Brunswick council schedules public hearing on air base zoning

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday set a public hearing to discuss proposed zoning amendments important to the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The amendments have been proposed by the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority in cooperation with the town's plann...

  • $23.5M school budget goes to voters in Freeport, Pownal, Durham

    FREEPORT — Nearly 500 Freeport, Pownal and Durham residents attended the first Regional School Unit 5 town budget meeting Tuesday night and ratified a nearly $23.5 million budget that will increase Pownal's property taxes by more than 25 percent. The budget now goes to a June 25 ...

  • Legislature earmarks $8M in bonds for Brunswick air base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — The Legislature last week approved a bond package that includes $8 million for the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station. The entire $150 million package still must be ratified by voters in June 2010. The so-called "responsible investment plan" was pi...