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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. ...

  • Dialed in

    Bennett Agnew of Yarmouth seems to have his putt measured at the Special Olympics Maine Motor Activities Day last week at North Yarmouth Academy. The annual event is an opportunity for athletes with disabilities to gather and display their skills, with help from NYA middle school students. (Paul Cun...

  • Topsham selectmen reject proposed change in Black Bridge traffic pattern

    TOPSHAM — A proposal that could have led to a traffic change on the Black Bridge was defeated by the Board of Selectmen May 7 by a vote of 3-2. The proposal would have prohibited traffic traveling from Topsham from turning left onto Mill Street (Route 1) in Brunswick. The change...

  • Lip-smacking refreshment

    With their companion, Falmouth High School senior Kiely Flynn, watching, Dixie, left and Bear enjoy a water break after the Habitat for Humanity Walk for Pets on May 9 in Falmouth. Bear, the walk's mascot, was a homeless pet when Flynn adopted her during a service week in post-Katrina Mississippi. (...

  • RSU 1 budget decreases, but taxes are rising

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors is scheduled to vote on the final draft of the fiscal 2010 budget on Monday, May 18. Directors will also sign a warrant for the June 2 public budget meeting and June 9 budget validation referendum. The board held a workshop at...

  • Scarborough voters OK $35.1M school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents on Tuesday approved a $35.1 million school budget for fiscal 2010 by a vote of 620-459. On an advisory question, Town Clerk Tody Justice said, 101 of the 620 affirmative voters indicated the budget was too high and 279 said it was too low. Of the 459 who vo...

  • Greely students raising funds, applying for $50K solar power grant

    CUMBERLAND — In its third year, Greely High School's Global Awareness Club has decided to take a slightly different tack. While in the past the student group has focused on global issues like childhood hunger and HIV, this year they brought things a little closer to home.

  • Falmouth council debates merits of 2nd ice rink

    FALMOUTH — Does the town need a second enclosed ice rink? At least one group of residents thinks so. Rink Committee representatives on Monday presented their ideas for transforming the outdoor Village Park ice rink and adjacent warming hut into a $2.8 million full-sized indoor rink, s...

  • Cape Elizabeth school budget passes on 1st vote

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Despite campaigning by opponents and fears that this year's validation process could be as drawn out as last year's, voters on Tuesday approved a $19.3 million school budget for fiscal 2010. Late Tuesday night, the hand-counted numbers came back with 1,348, or 58 ...