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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. ...

  • Chebeague Chebang set for Saturday

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — After a rainy Fourth of July put a hold on the fourth annual Chebeague Chebang, the celebration will be held this Saturday, Aug. 30. The event hosted by the Chebeague Island Inn will run from 4-10 p.m., with barbecue food, yard games, live music, and fireworks...

  • Chebeague Island sets special election to replace selectman

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Rather than wait until Election Day in November, the town will hold a special election in October to replace a selectman who resigned. Board of Selectmen Chairman Mark Dyer resigned Aug. 13, citing personal reasons in an explanation to the board. His term expires i...

  • Washout leaves Freeport resident financially treading water

    Elizabeth Toothaker gestures to the washed-out road that prevents her from driving to her Freeport home. She is on a temporary path used for foot traffic after an Aug. 13 storm destroyed the road.

  • Freeport's withdrawal from RSU 5 remains on track after hearing

    FREEPORT — After members of the public mostly expressed support Tuesday, the Freeport Withdrawal Committee is now waiting for the Maine Department of Education to give final approval to the town's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 5.

  • On the street again: Portland's Meg Perry Center loses Old Port space

    PORTLAND — An August afternoon on Market Street typically features lots of comings and goings of tourists and business people, while drivers jockey for parking spaces. On Friday, Aug. 22, the scene was all goings at the nonprofit

  • South Portland girls sentenced for microwaving cat

    PORTLAND — Two teenage South Portland girls have been sentenced to 100 hours of community service for 

  • A 'return to roots' for new Yarmouth school chief

    YARMOUTH — After a year and a half of interim superintendents, the School District has hired someone to permanently take on the position. Andrew Dolloff started in Yarmouth on July 1 after being the superintendent of Regional School Unit 21 in Kennebunk for five years. Prior to that ...

  • Elections shape up in Freeport, Yarmouth

    FREEPORT — With deadlines to submit nomination papers approaching, 11 people have taken out papers for eight elected offices in Freeport, while two have done so for the one seat in Yarmouth. Election Day is Nov. 4 Nomination papers are due back to the Freeport town clerk by Se...