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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. ...

  • Reduced fee structure goes to Topsham public hearing

    TOPSHAM — Two code enforcement fees may soon be going down. Codes Enforcement Officer Tod Rosenberg said he is proposing amendments to the town's fee schedule that will make the costs more equitable for owners of mobile homes and warehouses. The Board of Selectmen voted last wee...

  • City gathers input on Bath Skatepark's fate

    BATH — City officials are gathering input from residents about whether they favor renovation or relocation of the Bath Youth Meetinghouse and Skatepark. At the first of those meetings, held May 21 at the skatepark, Bath Parks and Recreation Director Steve Balboni presented the au...

  • Moving memorial

    Flags that once draped veterans' caskets create a moving memorial at West and Main streets in Freeport on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. (Paul Cunningham photo)

  • Cape Elizabeth councilors review business zoning changes in advance of June 8 vote

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council last week discussed some of the more controversial elements of a proposed zoning overhaul in the Business-A district, examining various recommendations from the Planning Board, Ordinance Committee and citizen comments in a workshop setting. Though...

  • Generations collaborate to stock Falmouth Food Pantry

    FALMOUTH — What do a busload of middle schoolers and a retirement community have in common? Food, and a whole lot more. Walt Stephenson, an OceanView resident and former chairman of its Residents Council, recently challenged his Falmouth neighbors as well as residents ...

  • Defense secretary: Budget should keep Bath Iron Works busy

    BATH — U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said there should be "plenty of money" in the federal budget to keep Bath Iron Works busy "for a considerable number of years into the future." Speaking at the shipyard on May 22, alongside U.S. Sen. Susan Collins,...

  • Brunswick council to ratify budget, hear comments on CDBG proposal

    BRUNSWICK — Adoption of the fiscal 2010 budget and a grant proposal for a utility upgrade on property formerly proposed for a business park are expected at the June 1 Town Council meeting. Next year's spending plan is proposed at $53.8 million and contains no property tax increas...

  • Farmers team with Scarborough Economic Development Corp. for fresh marketing approach

    SCARBOROUGH — For those who love to buy fresh and local, Scarborough is the place to be on Sunday mornings this summer. Every Sunday from June 21 through Sept. 13,  vendors will gather from 9 a.m. to noon in the lower parking lot behind Town Hall to sell everything from fresh veg...