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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...

  • Man faces charges in Bath stabbing

    BATH — Police have charged a man living at 734 Middle St. with stabbing another resident Sunday night. James M. Manley, 51, was charged with elevated aggravated assault. Police said a 40-year-old man entered the Police Department lobby at 11:24 p.m. Sunday with multiple s...

  • Yarmouth firm to conduct search for Topsham manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Sept. 16 to hire a Yarmouth company to aid in the search for a new town manager. Selectman Don Russell said the town sent requests for proposals to five firms and heard back from three. The Maine Municipal Association submitted ...

  • Freeport Sewer District picks chairman for paid job

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District Board of Trustees has added a part-time, paid general manager and voted 4-0 to appoint Chairman Leland Arris to the job. The action, taken by the board on Monday, Sept. 20, has at least one resident and one board member questioning the board's motives.

  • Freeport councilor, lawyer's opinion deflect conflict-of-interest claim

    FREEPORT — The Town Council on Sept. 14 forgave a portion of a loan to the Freeport Community Center, but not before one councilor's affiliation with the center raised questions about the decision. Councilor Sara Gideon, who sits on the FCS board of trustees, was one of four cou...

  • Falmouth Land Trust brings raptors to annual meeting

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Land Trust has invited some special guests to celebrate its 30th year – winged guests. The non-profit organization Wind Over Wings, from Connecticut, will present a live raptor show from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at the University of Maine Fou...

  • Artist's paintings soon to grace walls of Southeast Asia embassy

    FALMOUTH — Until very recently, the only thing John Knight knew about the country of Timor-Leste was that it had a violent and tumultuous past. But now that U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Judith Ryan Fergin, a Falmouth native, is installing several of Knight's paintings in the U.S. e...

  • Yarmouth residents question proposed 48-house development

    YARMOUTH — Neighbors of a proposed subdivision off Hillside Street offered the developer more complaints than compliments during a community meeting last week. The developer of ...

  • Portland police get $185K to battle mental illness calls

    PORTLAND — The Police Department was awarded a nearly $185,000 grant to improve its response to services calls from people with metal illnesses.  The two-year grant from the Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, will ...