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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...

  • Portland diner, delis targeted in Back Cove crime spree

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating a series of overnight burglaries at businesses in the Back Cove area. The break-ins are the latest crimes in an area where residents came together during the summer after what was perceived as an increase in home and vehicle burglaries. The residen... 1

  • Portland School Committee seeks its own CIP for facilities needs

    PORTLAND — The School Committee is lobbying the City Council to create an account separate from the city's for funding school facility improvements. School facility improvements are now included in a single line item in the city's Capital Improvement Plan, a $10 million allocation ty...

  • Legend in the making: Portland Ballet prepares 'Sleepy Hollow' world premiere

    PORTLAND — Black and red ribbons outline the cream-colored antique lace hand-stitched onto each of the 11 dancers' costumes hanging from a ballet bar in the back room of Portland Ballet's Forest Avenue studio. In the hallways, on the dance floor and in the dressing rooms, there's a f...

  • Greater Portland communities get $600K-plus for transportation projects

    PORTLAND — Five southern Maine municipalities are receiving more than $600,000 in federal and state transportation funds through the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System. The organization last week announced the money is going to Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Cape Eliz...

  • The next budget crisis: Pension ‘time bomb’ MIA from candidates’ platforms

    Fourth in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. A widely-respected think-tank calls the $4.2 billion that taxpayers owe to Maine’s retirement system ... 1

  • The Forecaster receives New England journalism award for coverage of Brunswick base

    NATICK, Mass. — The Forecaster was one of six weekly newspapers in the region honored with a Publick Occurrences award for Outstanding Journalism by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at its annual fall conference on Oct. 21. The Forecaster's award was for coverage of ... 1

  • Pace-setter

    Kathleen Strickland, a breast cancer survivor, had the honor of cutting the ribbon to start the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk in Brunswick on Sunday, Oct. 17, because she was the largest online fundraiser. The 15th annual walk attracted about 250 participants and raised more than $40,000 for th...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 8 candidate profile of Howard R. Farr Jr., the Republican candidate in South Portland's House District 122, should have said he volunteers twice a month at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland.