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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...

  • Cape School Board continues budget talks, superintendent search

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board continued March 8 to work through the 2012 fiscal budget and received an update on the superintendent search process. Board Chairwoman Mary Townsend said 15 candidates from nine states have applied to fill the superintendent position, currently ...

  • Section of Wentworth School could be spared for community programs

    SCARBOROUGH — Make space for Community Services or don't make space and lose some services? That is the question town councilors and the members of the Wentworth Building Committee are wrestling with as plans for the new 800-student intermediate school begin to take shape. And...

  • Bath goes green with 3rd annual Blarney Days

    BATH — It's time to don your green apparel and join in as the City of Ships celebrates one week as the "City of the Irish." The third annual Bath Blarney Days begins March 10 and runs through St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Bath restaurants will offer discounts and Irish-themed i...

  • South Portland, dispatchers agree to contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After more than three years in the making, city officials and emergency dispatchers have come to terms on an employment contract. The negotiations began in 2007 when South Portland and Portland agreed to consolidate their public safety dispatch services to comply wit...

  • Ice arena proposed for former Brunswick Navy base

    BRUNSWICK — As the assistant coach of the Brunswick High School girls ice hockey team and the father of two hockey-playing children, Mark Wild has done some extreme things for the sake of the sport. He is routinely on the ice at 4:45 a.m. alongside 20 or so adolescent girls. He has d...

  • Harpswell town meeting warrant includes beach, dogs, Mitchell Field

    HARPSWELL — Town residents have a whopping 75 articles to vote on at this Saturday's town meeting, several of which have attracted special attention from Harpswell officials and residents. Selectmen decided to move up the vote on Cedar Beach, the last on the warrant, to 11 a.m. The a...

  • Brunswick, Harpswell start border dispute talks

    HARPSWELL — Brunswick representatives raised questions about taxation and Harpswell's request for 10 shellfish licenses at Tuesday's renewed border talks. The meeting was the first formal discussion about the border issue since members of Harpswell's Carrying Place Assembly questione...

  • Legal wrangling clouds South Portland condo project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local builder is making another attempt to develop a forested wetland area near Wilkinson's Woods. Steve Berg, a trustee of the Scarborough-based JDR Trust, would like to build 40 single family homes on nearly 18 acres of land located behind the Kingswood Park Cond...