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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. ...

  • 1st graduating class at Portland's expeditionary high school sets a high standard

    PORTLAND — Seniors at Casco Bay High School are used to setting precedents. They were the first group of students to test an innovative expeditionary high school learning model for the city schools – a model that focuses on interdisciplinary, project-based learning that often o...

  • Portland City Council approves $189M budget; police, fire jobs still in doubt

    PORTLAND — City residents will not see an increase in property taxes in the next fiscal year, although parking at a meter or getting a marriage license will cost more. There may also be fewer police officers and firefighters on the job, after the City Council on Monday passed a $1...

  • Portland Harbor Museum finds new, temporary home in Arts District

    PORTLAND — About a year ago, the Portland Harbor Museum decided to open a special exhibition in an empty storefront on Congress Street in Portland as a trial run for moving its maritime history collection from its South Portland location. It eventually became apparent that the te...

  • Seminar series seeks to create more frugal lobster fishermen

    PORTLAND — Today's lobstermen are confronted with a vastly different lobster business than the one enjoyed by their fathers and grandfathers. Gone are the days of socking money away beneath the mattress, or hoping that wealth accumulated in a savings account will be enough to get...

  • State ready to begin widening Portland's Exit 7; activists want trail access

    PORTLAND — Widening of the northbound and southbound off ramps at Exit 7 of Interstate 295 should begin later this year, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. Work on the ramps at Franklin Arterial is intended to relieve traffic jams at the heavily used exit, MDOT p...

  • Portland Public Library seeks new 'friends'

    PORTLAND — Friends of Portland Public Library launched a membership drive May 14. The new organization hopes to gain at least 400 members in its first year. Friends President Ted Spitzer, who is also a member of the library Board of Trustees, said this week that library officials ...

  • Correction

    Last week's Falmouth Police Beat should have reported that Kyra Pardue was arrested on 4/15 at 4:56 p.m. on charges of robbery and assault at Rainbow Toys. Juliette Steinbach is the owner of Rainbow Toys.

  • Portland police say man had rifle behind school

    PORTLAND — A police officer making his normal rounds at Portland High School Monday morning came across a man who was allegedly loading a high power rifle in the alley behind the downtown school. Officer Steve Black, a resource officer at the high school, was in Freshman Alley aro...