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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...

  • Firefighters remembered

    An honor guard of South Portland firefighters marches into Forest City Cemetery in Portland on Oct. 3 for the annual Memorial Sunday Service to pay their respects to colleagues who died in the line of duty.

  • Coast is clear

    Bags of trash await pickup along Spring Point Beach in South Portland on Oct. 2 as volulnteers coordinated by the South Portland Conservation Commission participated in the statewide Maine CoastWeek 2010 coastal cleanup.

  • Harpswell seeks sign designs

    HARPSWELL — Town officials are looking for creative ideas from property owners or residents for "Welcome" signs to be placed at two locations, one on Route 123 and the other on Route 24. Selectmen recently appointed a Design Review Committee that will narrow submissions to be voted o...

  • Medication collection Oct. 16 in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

    Residents in Cape Elizabeth and South Portland may safely dispose of old and unwanted medications on Saturday, Oct. 16. Medication collection will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Portland Community Center, 21 Nelson Road, and the Cape Elizabeth Fire Department, 2 Jordan Way....

  • House District 123: Myrick challenges incumbent Eberle

    Incumbent Democratic Rep. Jane Eberle is seeking a fourth term in House District 123, which represents parts of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth.

  • New windows likely for asbestos-plagued Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council is expected to hold a special meeting next week to appropriate funds for 28 new windows at the Wentworth Intermediate School. The windows will replace one set of windows per classroom that are being kept closed due to concerns about asbestos. The...

  • Bath council delays decision on expanding campaign sign limits

    BATH — The City Council tabled a proposed ordinance amendment Wednesday that would have broadened the amount of time political and campaign signs are allowed on private property. The current ordinance says political signs cannot be posted on private lots more than six weeks before an...

  • South Portland bans use of pellet guns, slingshots in public

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday voted 6-1 to ban the use and open display of pellet guns, slingshots and bows and arrows in public places. The ban does not include the use of the non-lethal weapons on private property. The ordinance makes it a civil offense to use ...