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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. ...

  • Public speaks out against Scarborough school budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — About a hundred people crowded into Town Council Chambers for Wednesday night's budget hearing. During nearly two hours of public comment, 32 people addressed the Finance Committee's recommended cuts of more than $800,000 to the school budget. Of those who spoke, onl...

  • Union's ruling on BIW officers could come in May

    BATH — The result of a union hearing involving three suspended officers of Bath Iron Works' largest union could come sometime next month, according to a spokesman for Local S6's parent union.

  • Brunswick council begins campaign for Downeaster

    BRUNSWICK — With Brunswick's $2 million investment in the $23 million Maine Street Station project on a track to get larger, the Town Council on Monday expressed its unanimous support for the proposed extension of the Amtrak Downeaster. Extension of the current service from Portl...

  • Marker project to tell Bath's history in innovative ways

    BATH — It was the night of Sept. 3, 1883, and Constable William "Uncle Billy" Lawrence was walking his downtown beat, checking businesses along Front Street. Three burglars were on the run, one of whom ran into the arms of 63-year-old Lawrence, who asked the man, Daniel...

  • Brunswick seeks federal grants for parking deck, bike path

    BRUNSWICK — The town hopes a last-minute grant opportunity will fund two coveted projects, a 150-space parking deck and a 2.6-mile extension of the Androscoggin Bicycle & Pedestrian Path. The path extension, about seven miles from Grover Lane in Brunswick to downtown Bath, ha...

  • Bath Mayfair hosts yard sales, music, art, games

    BATH — For fans of yard sales, Mayfair could be considered something of a dream come true.

  • Big bird watch

    Michael Wormser views one of Wolfe's Neck State Park's two resident ospreys, which nest on Googins Island. The park held it's first Osprey Watch of the season on Sunday, April 26, and the nesting pair did not disappoint, as they preened on branches and tended the nest. (Matthew DeLorme photo)

  • News Analysis: Klatt conflict dogs Brunswick council

    BRUNSWICK — Residents who bothered to watch the April 27 Town Council meeting may have wondered if they were seeing a re-run of the council's previous meeting.Or the one before that. While the agendas have changed, one issue – a conflict between Councilor Karen Klatt and Mike Ou...