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    Portland landlord sentenced to 90 days in jail, fined $1,000, for deadly fire

    PORTLAND — Gregory Nisbet, owner of the building where the deadliest city fire in 50 years killed six people, was sentenced Thursday to 90 days in jail and a fine...

    Outgoing South Portland Mayor Tom Blake at his home in Ferry Village.

    Changing of the South Portland guard: Blake exits, Smith takes gavel

    SOUTH PORTLAND — With City Councilor Patti Smith slated to become the next mayor, she and Mayor Tom Blake reflected on where the council has been and where it’s going....

    South Portland panel shies away from renter-protection proposals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Despite a directive from some city councilors to include more protections for renters, the Affordable Housing Committee’s revised findings don’t include those measures.  Committee Chairman Isaak Misiuk on Thursday said...


    South Portland honors 5 businesses with annual awards

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A brewery, a coffee shop and a hydroponics supplier were among five businesses recognized as South Portland’s best at the city’s second annual Business Awards Banquet Wednesday...


    South Portland legal fees in high court's hands

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments Friday in a dispute between the city and its insurance carrier over who must pay legal fees to...


    Harpswell volunteers help the ‘vulnerable, disconnected’

    HARPSWELL — Dianna Haller wants her life to end the way it started: on Orr’s Island. Her mother’s side of the family landed on Orr’s Island in 1758, “but my...

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