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  • Portland taps police chief to replace acting city manager

    PORTLAND — Police Chief Michael Sauschuck has been nominated as acting city manager. The announcement was made Friday by Mayor Michael Brennan and the City Council. The nomination will be voted on at the April 27 City Council meeting. Sauschuck's appointment would take effect ...

  • Falmouth business owner accused of engaging in prostitution

    FALMOUTH — A New York woman has been charged with engaging in prostitution at a business licensed to provide Korean acupressure therapy. Hyesun Kim, 48, of Flushing, New York, owns Ace Asian Therapy at 367 U.S. Route 1. Falmouth police and the U.S. Department of Homeland Securit...

  • Harpswell may put new spin on old cane tradition

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen moved to revive a New England tradition on April 2, creating a committee to decide how to pass on the Boston Post Cane. The cane has been awarded to Harpswell's oldest living resident since the early 1900s, but the tradition has drifted away in recent years...

  • Longtime Bath church returns to downtown roots

    BATH — After a few months in a temporary location, the Neighborhood United Church of Christ has landed in a new home at 798 Washington St. The church fills the space occupied s...

  • Victim’s widow, stepdaughter give different accounts of North Yarmouth bee farm shooting

    PORTLAND — A mother and daughter who are key witnesses in the murder trial of Yarmouth lobsterman Merrill Kimball offered conflicting memories Tuesday of the day Kimball shot and killed 63-year-old Leon Kelley. During the second day of testimony in Kimball’s murder trial at Por...

  • Falmouth sports pub sketch plan weathers scrutiny

    FALMOUTH — The proposed expansion of a Portland-based sports pub took another step forward Tuesday night, when the Planning Board conducted a sketch plan review for the res...

  • Freeport capital spending plan remains largely intact

    FREEPORT — Councilors amended some of the town's five-year capital plan at Tuesday's public hearing, but most of it was left as origina...

  • Yarmouth panel submits Route 1 bridge proposals

    YARMOUTH — The Route 1 Bridge Advisory Committee has asked the Town Council to recommend its suggestions for a new bridge to the Maine Department of Transportation. The committee last week submitted a report to councilors with its requests for how the new U.S. Route 1 bridge over Mai...

  • Fired North Yarmouth firefighter files intent to sue

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A former Fire-Rescue Department paramedic has filed notice he intends to sue town officials for $400,000 or more unless a settlement is reached over his firing last December. Former Deputy Chief of Emergency Medical Services Bill Young was fired Dec. 1, 2014. He and ...

  • Topsham rumble strip project pegged for summer

    TOPSHAM — The town is ready to rumble. Aiming to mitigate traffic safety issues along Route 196 (Lewiston Road), the Maine Department of Transportation plans this summer to install a rumble strip along much of the stretch from White House Crossing Road to the Lisbon Falls town line.