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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...

  • Brunswick council sets Nov. 8 hearing on challenge to police station bond

    BRUNSWICK — A public hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 8, on a petition to overrule the Town Council's decision to borrow money to purchase property for a new police station. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to schedule the public hearing. The panel passed an ordinance Sept....

  • Topsham referendum: Retroactive cell tower ban goes to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to ban new cellular communications towers in some residential neighborhoods. The ban, retroactive to April 1, was sought by a petition that garnered 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to ref...

  • Falmouth bus proponents ride together to support service

    FALMOUTH — After a schedule change took effect two weeks ago, the Friends of the Falmouth Flyer ramped up effort to try to get people to ride the bus. The ci...

  • Consultant: Falmouth library needs nearly 50% more space

    FALMOUTH — A consultant says Falmouth Memorial Library needs approximately 46 percent more space to meet user demand over the next five years. Consultant Nolan Lushington explained his findings in a nearly three-hour presentation and question-and-answer session Monday night at the li...

  • Homes, commercial development proposed for Cumberland Center

    CUMBERLAND — A plan is in the works to build nearly 70 new homes and a mixed-use commercial building in the center of town. A neighborhood meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, to discuss the proposed master development plan for the Doane property and the Public Works Department and...

  • Crooked makeover

    Matt Tuttle bolts together a section of the new play area at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 17. Kids Crooked House, Seabreeze Property Services and Hancock Lumber teamed up to turn a section of parking lot at the organization's home at 555 Forest Ave. into an outdoor ac...

  • Portland mustache a finalist for national award

    PORTLAND — A chiropractor who is using his mustache to fight cancer has been selected as a finalist in a national competition. Dr. Lou Jacobs is a finalist for the American Mustache Institute's Mustached American of the Year competition, which rewards people who "use their mustache f...

  • Brunswick Town Council: Taylor challenges incumbent Knight in District 6

    BRUNSWICK — Voters in District 6 have two Town Council candidates to choose from at the Nov. 2 election. Incumbent Councilor Margo Knight is being challenged for her seat by Scott Taylor. District 6 includes Maine Street from Fort Andross to Maine Street Station to the north e...