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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. ...

  • Art for all

    Cape Elizabeth's Pond Cove and Middle School halls were filled with students, parents and community members Wednesday for the third annual Arts Night. There were performances by middle school drummers, the Jazz Band and Pond Cove Arts Night Choir. Maine College of Art students and other visiting ar...

  • Drug, alcohol survey reveals disturbing trends for Cape Elizabeth, S. Portland, Scarborough students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An incident involving alcohol consumption by high school students at this year's state drama festival briefly put the problem of teenage drinking back in the spotlight. But a new survey of students suggests the underlying problem is unlikely to fade as quickly as...

  • Scarborough welcomes super-sized Wal-Mart

    SCARBOROUGH — The big box just got bigger. The new Wal-Mart on Gallery Boulevard opened its doors Wednesday morning, leaving the old building it replaces in its formidable shadow. One man camped outside the doors to be the first shopper in the new store, Alex Serra, W...

  • Correction

    An article in the April 17 edition of The Forecaster about the potential closure of the West Harpswell School should have said the school's projected enrollment, and not the combined enrollment with the Harpswell Islands School, is expected to drop to 55-58 students by 2011.

  • South Portland council considers closed session to review Anderson

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday, May 4, will decide whether to go behind closed doors to discuss the performance of the director of the city's largest municipal department. The possible executive session comes after Dana Anderson, the director of Parks, Recreation, Pub...

  • Worshipers ready for first service in new South Portland synagogue

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Members of a Westbrook Street synagogue are realizing a nearly decade-old dream this week: Having a house of worship that is uniquely and distinctly their own. For the last 20 years, ...

  • Dragons at Dike Newell

    Students at Dike Newell Elementary School in Bath act out the part of a dragon on April 28 as Jessica Holloway, director of The Ballet School/Maine Coastal Youth Ballet, asks them what a dragon might look like. Holloway brought a group of high-school-aged dancers to present selections from their upc...

  • Mourners remember South Portland shooting victim as probe continues

    SOUTH PORTLAND — While police continue to investigate, dozens of friends gathered April 24 to remember a 50-year-old man who was fatally shot in the basement of his Willard Beach neighborhood home nearly two weeks ago. More than 50 people, including the victim's sister, paid thei...