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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. ...

  • Pownal vote seeks to repeal school consolidation; no answers for RSU budget woes

    FREEPORT — Pownal residents upset by a 36 percent tax increase in the Regional School Unit 5 budget have forced a vote on repeal of school consolidation. Pownal now joins the ranks of other small Maine towns dissatisfied with consolidation. Citizens in Etna, Dixmont and Steuben, commu...

  • Falmouth Shopping Center discussion on hold

    FALMOUTH — The town has postponed a public charette to discuss redevelopment and expansion of the Falmouth Shopping Center and the future vision for the Route 1 area. Originally planned for April, the charette would have given residents input into the design and make-up of the 28 ...

  • Top chef: Portland's Rob Evans wins regional Beard award

    PORTLAND — The guy in the kitchen at 88 Middle St. is officially the top chef in the Northeast. Rob Evans of Hugo's was awarded the James Beard Foundation's best chef award Monday night at a ceremony in New York City. The northeast region includes New England and upstate New York....

  • Waynflete School expansion plans to get West End airing

    PORTLAND — Waynflete School officials will bring their expansion plans for the private school to a West End neighborhood presentation next week. At a similar meeting April 13 at the Williston West Church in the Western Promenade neighborhood, more than 100 residents turned out to ...

  • Yarmouth picks R.I. educator for superintendent of schools

    YARMOUTH — Judith J. Paolucci of Rhode Island was unanimously selected Monday to replace Ken Murphy as superintendent of schools.

  • Peaks Island residents criticize police crackdown

    PORTLAND — Increased enforcement of seat belt and vehicle registration laws on Peaks Island is leaving some island residents critical of the Police Department.  In an e-mail to police Sgt. Gary Hutcheson on April 30, Peaks Island Council Chairman Michael Richards said many islan...

  • Portland budget hearing a quiet affair

    PORTLAND — Only three people showed up Monday night to comment on the $189 million city budget proposed for fiscal year 2010. The display of public comment contrasted sharply with budget hearings a year ago, when dozens of people showed up to speak against cuts to police and fire...

  • Council sends school budget to Portland voters

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved the School Committee's proposed budget for fiscal 2010. On Tuesday, May 12, residents will have their say. The school budget referendum will be the second citywide vote on school spending since the state Legislature enacted Gov. John ...