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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. ...

  • Craig takes reins at Portland Police Department

    PORTLAND — New Police Chief James Craig said he wants to do a lot quickly, both within the Police Department and in the community. On his first day as the city's top cop, though, Craig's goal Monday was to meet as many of his officers and staff as possible, aware it may take a whi...

  • Portland schools, athletics careful amid swine flu threat

    PORTLAND — The School Department is taking extra precautions when it comes to sanitation and treatment of sick faculty and students in light of the so-called swine flu that is spreading around the globe. Schools have stepped up the frequency of classroom cleaning and sterilizatio...

  • Maine College of Art to open new Portland lecture hall

    PORTLAND — Maine College of Art opens a new multimedia lecture hall this week, the latest addition to the art school's downtown campus. Osher Hall is in the Porteous Building at 522 Congress St. The lecture hall seats 112 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art technology so ...

  • After the layoff: Job searching is a full-time job

    Second in a series. "You are here," I say to myself, as I mentally place my finger on a signpost at the crossroad pictured in my mind.

  • Scarborough teachers agree to hold the line on cost-of-living raises

    SCARBOROUGH — Teachers have agreed to forgo a cost-of-living salary increase for fiscal year 2010, School Board Chairman Brian Dell'Olio said Saturday. The agreement represents a $140,000 savings from the 1 percent increase budgeted for 2010 and affects about 300 teachers and others i...

  • There's a new chief in town

    Portland's new chief of police, James Craig, is joined in the State of Maine Room at City Hall by his wife Mary, left, daughter Erica and mother Eleanor, Friday morning after being sworn in. Craig, a 28-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, who most recently was commanding officer of LA...

  • Minding the marsh

    Whatever the opposite of "buried treasure" is, it was probably picked up in Scarborough Marsh on Saturday, April 25. Camden McFadden led his mom, Cary, and sister Sawyer, as they cleaned up along Route 1, part of the fifth annual clean-up day for the marsh and local beaches. (Rich Obrey photo)

  • Cape panel reviews $2.6M in possible energy-saving projects, including new high school

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town's Alternative Energy Committee began review Tuesday of a town-wide energy audit that recommends $2.6 million in possible renovations. The committee is scheduled to meet in a workshop with the Town Council May 14, when it plans to have a prioritized list o...