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  • Portland Daily Sun publisher shuts down free paper weeks after buying Portland Phoenix

    PORTLAND — Portland Daily Sun Publisher Mark Guerringue confirmed Friday that the free newspaper will publish its final edition on Dec. 23. The paper’s two full-time staff members will move to the Portland Phoenix, which The Sun Newspapers Group, parent company of the Daily Sun...

  • Portland fire safety panel suggests new inspection department

    PORTLAND — A new city department dedicated to enforcing fire safety and housing ordinances, and conducting inspections, could be a recommendation of the task force set up in the aftermath of the Nov. 1 Noyes Street fire that killed six people. In their Dec. 17 meeting, task force mem...

  • Casco Bay Lines accepts arbitration report, awaits union

    PORTLAND — The Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors has unanimously accepted a report from an arbitration panel regarding collective bargaining negotiations with ferry service employees. United Marine Division Local 333, however, has not decided whether it agrees with...

  • Yarmouth council accepts $19.8M school budget, schedules public budget hearing

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council accepted a proposed $19.8 million school budget on March 24 and is expected to hold the first of two public hearings on the fiscal year 2012 budget on April 7. Herb Hopkins, the School Department's director of business services, said the school budget...

  • Portland High School students protest removal of principal

    PORTLAND — More than 30 students turned out at last week's School Board meeting to express opposition to the superintendent's reassignment of the Portland High School principal. The School Department announced March 11 that PHS Principal Michael Johnson would become the principal at ...

  • A prescription for more parking headaches?

    Parking in Portland's Bayside neighborhood slow to keep up with demand PORTLAND — A Walgreens pharmacy is set to open Friday on Marginal Way in Bayside, putting more of squeeze on parking in an area already short on supply. While the city's Vision for Bayside, created a deca... 1

  • Falmouth voters get question on community center, library

    Council narrowly supports nearly $5.7M project FALMOUTH — After nearly a year of discussion and debate, the Town Council on Monday night unanimously approved language for a June ballot question on a $5.65 million town center project. But councilors were divided on whether th...

  • Roads may get higher priority in Chebeague Island budget

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Next year's budget could reflect a greater focus on repairing roads, Town Administrator Eric Dyer said last week. The fiscal 2012 budget is still being developed. Discussion of various town budget departments was scheduled to continue through this week, with discus...

  • Funding in doubt for social services in Portland's Parkside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — The uncertainty over federal and state funding for social service agencies has officials concerned at the People's Regional Opportunity Program in Parkside. Operations at PROP's Parkside neighborhood center are funded by a federal Community Services Block Grant. Tha...

  • Maine Festival of the Book returns Friday

    PORTLAND — The Maine Festival of the Book returns Friday, April 1, with a weekend of readings, panel discussions, presentations, workshops, activities, parties ...