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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...

  • Harpswell Selectmen urge commissioner to reject school closure cost projection

    HARPSWELL — Citing school department errors in projected costs, the Board of Selectmen has sent a letter on Nov. 5 to Maine Education Commissioner Angela Faherty asking the state not to approve the current amount of $195,962.43 to keep the West Harpswell School open in the 2011-2012 school ...

  • North Yarmouth Academy hires new headmaster

    NORTH YARMOUTH — North Yarmouth Academy has picked a New York City private school head to be its next headmaster beginning July 1, 2011. Brad Choyt will replace Peter Mertz, who has served as headmaster for 10 years. Mertz will move to Newport News, Va. to become headmaster at Hampto...

  • Falmouth council reaches consensus on library space

    FALMOUTH — After a lengthy discussion Monday the Town Council unanimously passed a resolution recommending a minimum of about 12,900 square feet of assignable floor space for a future library building or expansion. The current library building is 10,800 square feet. The resolu... 1

  • Closed Cumberland school eyed for senior housing

    CUMBERLAND — In their latest concept plan for a mixed-use development in the center of town, Bateman Partners is proposing that the closed Drowne Road School become a senior housing facility. David Bateman presented his Portland company's concept for the multi-phase project Monday to...

  • First Maine pesticide summit aims to answer questions

    BRUNSWICK — With several Maine towns already discussing banning pesticides and a few with ordinances in place, the Maine Pesticide Summit on Nov. 20 will mark the first time there has been a gathering to discuss their use in the state. The summit at the Unitarian Universalist Church ...

  • Portland Rec offers indoor winter walking

    PORTLAND — Three community centers will offer weekday indoor walking programs starting Nov. 15 for people looking to stay active – and warm – this winter. The morning programs will be offered from 6-7:30 a.m. at the East End, Reiche and Riverton community centers. Mile ma...

  • Recount set for Friday in Senate District 7 race between Bliss, Palmieri

    AUGUSTA — A recount has been scheduled for Friday, Nov. 12, in the election to represent Maine Senate District 7, which includes South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough. Unofficial results on election night had incumbent Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, clinging ...

  • Brunswick Town Council retreats on nearly $1.2M land buy for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The one thing the more than 50 people at Monday night's public hearing agreed on is the town needs a better police station. In the end, however, disagreement over a plan to spend up to $1.175 million on property for a new station convinced the Town Council to withdraw the...