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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. ...

  • Even in retreat, green crabs confound Maine shellfish industry

    BRUNSWICK — New state rules that loosen restrictions on commercial harvesting of European green crabs went into effect last week, part of an effort to curb the voracious invasive that has wreaked havoc on the state's shellfish industry. But eradication of the crabs through commercial...

  • Candidates emerge in Scarborough, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

    SCARBOROUGH — Candidates vying for public office in Scarborough, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are already gearing up for Election Day. Nomination papers are now available in Scarborough for three seats on the Town Council, two seats on the School Board and one seat on the S...

  • Cape Elizabeth High School gym floor goes 'green' after flood

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A new, environmentally friendly floor is being installed after the high school gymnasium floor sustained major water damage. The new flooring, made by Connor Sports Flooring, has a surface of maple harvested from sustainable forests and a substructure of recycle...

  • Brunswick storm repairs could cost at least $100K

    A section of River Road at the bottom of Rocky Hill, which was washed out when a culvert failed during intense rain storms Aug. 13. The cost to repair damage to three town roads could be at least $100,000.

  • Intense campaign expected on South Portland pot question

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters, who will decide Nov. 4 whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the city, can expect to be wooed in the weeks leading up to Election Day.  The City Council on Monday unanimously put a citizen-initiated measure on the Nov. 4 ballot to legalize p...

  • Expect delays Thursday, Friday on Martin's Point Bridge

    PORTLAND — Construction of two pedestrian and fishing extensions on the new Martin's Point Bridge will cause traffic delays Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Project spokeswoman Carol Morris said placing the concrete for the areas will require restricting traffic to one alternat...

  • Scarborough celebrates summer

    SummerFest 2014 on Friday, Aug. 15, at the high school sports complex in Scarborough attracted hundreds of residents for an evening of family entertainment and activities, live music, food, and support booths for nonprofit agencies. 

  • South Portland's Gailey named top municipal manager

    SOUTH PORTLAND —  City Manager Jim Gailey was named Linc Stackpole Manager of the Year on Aug. 13 by the Maine Town and City Manager's Association. The award, named for the late Machias town manager, is given annually to a manager who demonstrates "professionalism, integrit...