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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...

  • SMCC students share 'Sacred Stories'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Immigrant students at Southern Maine Community College will tell their personal stories on Thursday, Dec. 9. The event, "Sacred Stories," is the final class project for the Advanced Speaking and Listening students of City Councilor Rosemarie De Angelis, who is an adj...

  • Cedar Beach legal costs continue to mount for Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The town is close to being on budget this calendar year, although several expenditures have exceeded or will soon exceed this year's targets. The largest over-spending has been in the legal budget, according to Town Treasurer Margerite Kelly – about $3,000...

  • SPHS swimmers hold Dec. 6 pizza fundraiser

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school swim and dive team will hold a fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 6, at Willow’s Pizza on Broadway. A percentage of dine-in and take-out sales from 4-9 p.m. will be donated to the team.

  • Topsham man dies in crash on I-295

    TOPSHAM — A resident died Monday, Nov. 29, when his truck hit a tree along Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the southbound lane, near the Bowdoin town line. Edwin Hull, 65, the only person in the Ford F-150 pickup, was pulled fro...

  • Board to honor retiring Cape school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will honor retiring Superintendent Alan Hawkins during its regularly scheduled business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Town Hall Council Chambers. Members of the public will be invited to speak after the board recognizes Hawkins. Coffee and light re...

  • Harpswell selectmen take close look at Mitchell Field structures

    HARPSWELL — After discussing the condition of several buildings at Mitchell Field and the possibility of a grant for demolition, selectmen conducted a site walk Monday to evaluate the need for structural analysis of each building.  Code Enforcement Officer Bill Wells said none o...

  • Bath man to fill RSU 1 School Board vacancy

    BATH — A seat on the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors that failed to attract any candidates in the November election is finally being filled. RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said Monday that Alan Walton of Bath will fill the vacancy in District 6, an Arrowsic-Bath ...

  • UMaine approves learning center project in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A plan to purchase two condominiums for a learning center and offices at Tidewater Village is moving forward after University of Maine trustees voted to fund the project. The project has been scaled down from a $2 million new building proposed two years ago. Now, the Unive...