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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...

  • Cumberland manager aims to keep tax increase under 2%

    CUMBERLAND — Town Manager Bill Shane said he would like to see a fiscal 2012 budget built on less than a 2 percent increase in taxes. Shane said he expects to present the budget, which will run from July 1 to June 20, 2012, to the Town Council on Feb. 28. If the town goes thro...

  • Vigil against violence

    A small group of citizens gathered on the steps of Portland City Hall last Friday evening for a vigil for the victims of the Tucson, Ariz., shootings. The event sponsored by the Portland Democratic City Committee had several speakers and included a short poem and a prayer for the victims and their f...

  • Falmouth bridge delays set for Thursday

    FALMOUTH — Drivers using Route 26/100 on Thursday, Jan. 20, should expect delays as the bridge over the railroad and Presumpscot River will be closed for periods of 10 to 15 minutes every hour throughout the day. According to a press release from the Maine Department of Transportatio...

  • Cumberland CMP hearing postponed to Jan. 26

    CUMBERLAND — Weather forced postponement of Tuesday's Planning Board meeting to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Town Hall. A public hearing on a Central Maine Power Co. transmission substation was on the agenda and will instead be held next Wednesday. CMP is seeking major site plan app...

  • UPDATE: Portland police arrest supermarket robbery suspect

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A man arrested in connection with two robberies and an attempted robbery within a 24-hour period is currently being held on $50,000 cash bail. Portland Police Lt. Gary Rogers said in a press release that 45-year-old Howard Gribbin was arrested on Tuesday evening afte...

  • Panel to update Peaks Island residents on secession from Portland

    PEAKS ISLAND — The Peaks Island Independence Committee on Sunday will meet with residents about the latest effort to secede from the city of Portland. PIIC member Rand Gee said the meeting will update residents on the status of a secession bill that has been submitted to the state Le...

  • Developer: Portland housing market remains strong

    PORTLAND — The city's housing market is good, even great, according to developer Greg Shinberg. You just have to build what people want. "The downtown market for condominiums in Portland is still very good," Shinberg said, as he led a tour of one of the two-bedroom condos at his most...

  • Portland had 25% of Maine's homicides in 2010

    PORTLAND — The Police Department is pushing back against the Maine Department of Public Safety for calling the city's performance "disappointing" in a review of 2010 homicides.  DPS spokesman Stephen McCausland reported the statewide homicide statistics in a Jan. 7 newsletter.