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  • Updated: Brunswick council defends town manager search, secret vote; publicly endorses Brown

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council publicly voted 7-2 Wednesday to begin contract negotiations with Gary Brown to become the new town manager, one week after making the same decision behind closed doors. Wednesday's meeting came amid questions about the legality of an Aug. 5 executive sessi...

  • Suspended Bath Iron Works union officers, barred from running in elections, may go to court

    BATH — At least two suspended officers of Bath Iron Works' largest union have been barred by the parent union from running in future elections, their attorney said Monday. He also suggested his clients may sue to overturn the ban. Mike Keenan, suspended president of L...

  • 'Concerts with a Cause' help support Portland, Freeport food pantries

    FREEPORT — The L.L. Bean Concert Series has reached its halfway mark, but there are still opportunities to help hungry families this summer by bringing canned food or donations to the remaining concerts. Throughout the series, L.L. Bean has encouraged concert goers to donate canned ...

  • Moses named asst. principal at Deering HS

    PORTLAND — An educator who began his career in the city has returned to serve as assistant principal at Deering High School. James Moses replaces David Shapiro, who retired this year after 21 years in the position. Moses was most recently the director of the Hollis Lea...

  • With deadline approaching, some Portland elections still without contests, candidates

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers became available more than six weeks ago, but so far there are few potential candidates for the School Committee and no one has shown interest in either of the two seats available on the Peaks Island Council. Three School Committee seats are up for gra...

  • BattlefieldCon: From shoot-'em-ups to dance moves, they've got game

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although Saturday was sunny and warm, a line of mostly young men formed indoors in a dark blue hallway of the Wyndam Hotel. They each paid a $25 registration fee for a gift bag and information book for Battlefield Convention 2009 – or BattlefieldCon, a one-day, ...

  • Scarborough's first wind turbine powered up

    SCARBOROUGH — On July 23 – the day after the Town Council passed an ordinance governing small wind energy systems – Ferry Road resident Scott Doherty obtained a permit from town hall to install one. He'd been waiting since early May, after Southwest Windpower's southern Maine deal... 3

  • Beach to Beacon

    Race founder Joan Benoit Samuelson, left, joins the overall men's and women's winners of the 2009 TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K, Ed Muge and Irene Limika, both from Kenya. The fifth-place men's runner, Tekest Kebede of Ethiopia, is in the background.