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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. ...

  • SAD 75 board OKs $36M budget, including laptop computers for high school students

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors on Thursday approved a $36.3 million budget for fiscal 2010. The budget – which must still be approved at a district budget meeting Saturday, May 30, and by a budget validation referendum Tuesday, June 9 – ...

  • Scarborough gathering set to encourage small businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — By maintaining strong connections with each other, sharing strategies and working collaboratively to combat the effects of a poor economy, small businesses can increase their chances for success and growth during hard times. That's the message organizer Karen D'Andre...

  • Skowhegan man to be arraigned Monday for South Portland shooting death

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A 50-year-old Skowhegan man accused of killing a South Portland man is free on bail after turning himself in to authorities on Tuesday. Malcolm "Bruce" LaVallee-Davidson is scheduled to be arraigned on a manslaughter charge in Cumberland County Superior...

  • Scarborough students' fundraiser to benefit Preble Street Resource Center

    SCARBOROUGH — Empty bowls can mean full plates for many who would otherwise go hungry. The Empty Bowls Project, out of North Carolina, is a national effort to combat hunger by encouraging participants to...

  • Safe at home

    An osprey that nests on top of the center field lights at Morse High School took a lap around the ball fields and returned home to roost under clear skies last week. (Roger S. Duncan photo)

  • Cape Elizabeth council needs more time on business zone, traffic signal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council Monday postponed a decision on a Business-A zoning overhaul and further deferred discussion on installing a traffic signal at the town center intersection. A public hearing on the BA overhaul, which includes the rezoning of 553 Shore Road into the...

  • RSU 5 delays budget vote, wants to put brakes on reorganization; state won't allow it

    FREEPORT — Some members of the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Trustees want to press the state for a timeout in the consolidation of Freeport, Pownal and Durham schools. But Superintendent Shannon Welsh and other board members disagree. They say the legal implications would be de...

  • South Portland City Council openly reviews policy, manager

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday held a spirited and public discussion about the city manager's job performance and, to some extent, the city's personnel policy. Councilors generally described the city's personnel policy as a flawed document, and City Manager Jim Gaile...