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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. ...

  • South Portland firefighter dies on duty

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Hundreds of people attended funeral services Tuesday in Biddeford for a South Portland firefighter who died on duty last week.  Fire Department spokesman Lt. Robb Couture said Debra Cole had a stroke and collapsed while working an overtime shift on June 10 at th...

  • SAD 75 board votes to close West Harpswell School

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors voted Thursday night to close the West Harpswell School after the 2009-2010 school year. The vote was 13-1, with Jane Meisenbach casting the dissenting vote. School board members said the decision was...

  • Police plan June 17 community forum

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department has scheduled a community forum on Wednesday, June 17, from 6-8 p.m., at the Community Center to discuss crime trends and other issues. A press release from the department said the purpose is to develop a mutual understanding between police ...

  • City to hold public forum on armory

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A community forum about the future of the former National Guard Armory will be held Wednesday, June 17, from 7-9 p.m., in the council chambers of City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. City officials are considering rezoning the armory and about 2.5 acres of land, purchased...

  • Library Friends to hold annual book sale

    SCARBOROUGH — Thousands of "gently used" books will be for sale at the Friends of the Scarborough Public Library's annual book sale. Offering a wide variety of genres and subjects, the sale is a great opportunity to stock up on summer reading while keeping down the cost. ...

  • South Portland Class of 2009

    Tanner Burgdorf, vice president of the South Portland Hig School Class of 2009, helps usher in the seniors at June 7 graduation exercises at Martin Field. There were 197 graduates in the class. (Diane Hudson photo)

  • Lovin' the library

    Mathea Hoy puts her affection for the library in writing. It comes naturally, since her mother, Melissa Hoy, is president of the Friends of Topsham Library.

  • Brunswick High School Class of 2009

    Members of the Brunswick High School Class of 2009 take their seats in Farley Field House at Bowdoin College on June 5 at the start of commencement ceremonies. (Paul Cunningham photo)