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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 House candidates to attend forums

    BRUNSWICK — Candidates for Maine House District 66 plan to participate in a series of public forums to be held between Sept. 7 and 15. Each forum will run from 7-9 p.m. A “Food and Energy” forum will be held at Frontier Cafe on Tuesday, Sept. 7, followed by “Tr...

  • S.P., Cape get grants to fight underage drinking

    AUGUSTA — The South Portland and Cape Elizabeth police departments are among 15 law enforcement agencies to receive state grants to enforce underage drinking laws. South Portland will receive nearly $15,000 over the next two years, while Cape Elizabeth will get nearly $10,000.

  • Candidates populate Scarborough ballot

    SCARBOROUGH — Candidates have been finalized for three Town Council elections, two Board of Education elections, the Sanitary District and Portland Water District on the November ballot. For two three-year seats on the Town Council, incumbents Judy Roy, 67, and Michael Woods, 52, ret...

  • Council sends Scarborough Charter amendments to voters

    SCARBOROUGH — After a brief public hearing the Town Council put six Town Charter amendments on the November ballot, including a provision establishing a process for recalling elected officials. The council voted unanimously to send five of the six amendments to voters: •...

  • Disagreement could sink new pier at Pine Point in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Construction of a new commercial pier at Pine Point may be dead in the water if an agreement between the town and the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-op cannot be forged in time to meet funding deadlines. The new structure would be built next to the aging pier now utilized by...

  • Film studio deal at armory may elude South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A deal to create a film production sound stage at the former National Guard Armory on Broadway may be in jeopardy. The reversal comes two months after city officials and project investors indicated they were close to an agreement and were only fine-tuning a contract....

  • South Portland High School renovation plan faces final vote

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Sept. 8 will hold a final public hearing and vote on a $44.2 million bond to renovate and expand South Portland High School. If approved, the borrowing proposal will appear on the November ballot, where voters, who rejected a $56 million renovatio... 1

  • Bath City Council supports McMann Field turf project

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday approved the installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. The panel also voted unanimously to designate three new crosswalks as part of the Whiskeag Trail. The order for the McMann Field upgrade was amended four times before being ...