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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. ...

  • Globetrotting educator comes home to Brunswick High School

    BRUNSWICK — After more than a decade of living and working around the world, from Canada to Kyrgyzstan, Shanna Crofton decided it was time to come back home.  Her timing couldn't have been better – just as she and her husband contemplated moving back to the state...

  • Brunswick picks 2 finalists for town manager job

    BRUNSWICK — The town's interim manager and an Aroostook County city manager are the two finalists for the job of Brunswick town manager.  In a statement released Tuesday morning, Town Council Chairman Benet Pols identified John Eldridge, Brunswick's long-time finance direct...

  • Bath City Council seat to remain vacant until election

    BATH — City Councilor Carolyn Lockwood's soon-to-be-vacated seat will remain unoccupied until the Nov. 4 election. An initial version of the council's Aug. 13 meeting agenda included an item about appointment of a replacement to fill Lockwood's Ward 3 seat until after the election.

  • RSU 1 goes back to school with new faces, old disputes

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 starts the 2014-2015 year with a round of administrative musical chairs at several schools. A lawsuit filed by West Bath and that town's possible withdrawal from the RSU are also elements of note as the district goes back to school. Holly Feeney, ...

  • Bath mobile arts therapy program nets $30K in grants

    BATH — ArtVan, a mobile arts therapy program offering programming in several communities, recently received three grants totalling $30,000. The program, which serves people of all ages, received $10,000 each from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation, the Kay E. Dopp Fund of the Maine Comm...

  • Run for the Fallen returns to Brunswick Landing

    BRUNSWICK — More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the seventh annual Run for the Fallen Maine at Brunswick Landing on Sunday, Aug. 24. The 5K run/walk is held in honor of the nearly 100 military men and women from Maine who have lost their lives in service to their count...

  • Brunswick rowing regatta set for Saturday

    BRUNSWICK — Local rowers are preparing for Saturday's Cow Island Classic race on Merrymeeting Bay.  The race is part of a series put on by the Maine Rowing Association and has three divisions for men and women: junior, master and open.  The regatta is hosted by ...

  • Freeport still tallying cost of Aug. 13 rain storm

    FREEPORT — All roads in town are open after last week's record-setting rain storm, but the cost to repair damage is climbing. Earl Gibson, Public Works superintendent, said damage from the Aug. 13 storm is estimated at around $100,000. No power lines went down, but several roads...