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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...

  • Wanted: Caretaker for Cushing Island, Maine

    PORTLAND — A summer community in Casco Bay is looking for a year-round caretaker to watch over island homes. Cushing Island, off the coast of South Portland and next to Peaks Island, has about 45 homes. The island is a part of Portland, but is privately owned. Island Associati...

  • Portland firefighters hope to add pet oxygen masks to life-saving tools

    PORTLAND — In a city that caters to its dog population with special parks, day-care centers, playgroups and boutiques, it's should be little surprise the city has launched a fundraising effort to purchase oxygen masks for four-legged friends. Fire Chief Fred LaMontagne, Planet Dog an... 1

  • Portland backs off effort to move Parkside police center

    PORTLAND — Neighborhood opposition has convinced the Police Department to back off a plan to move the Parkside Community Policing Center. But a battle over future funding for the Grant Street center could be on the horizon. City Councilor David Marshall, who represents the dis...

  • Wind-swept task force sets Maine's rules

    Part two of a three-part series on Maine's law to fast-track wind turbine development. Next: Flaws in the wind power bill are like skating on dull blades. AUGUSTA — Gov. John Baldacci established the Governor's Task Force on Wind Power Development by executive order on ... 2

  • This 'stache fights cancer: Portland doc leads facial hair fundraiser

    PORTLAND — Growing a mustache to raise awareness of cancer is an oddball thing to do, but Dr. Lou Jacobs is hoping the idea is quirky enough to catch on. The Farmington-born chiropractor and acupuncturist with a busy practice in Portland sports a neatly waxed, handlebar mustache that...

  • So long, for now: Demolition of Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland takes only minutes

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It took 50 years for Red's Dairy Freeze to build a fanatical following for its frozen soft-serve treats.  But it only took a matter of minutes on Monday for demolition crews to reduce the building at the corner of Cottage Road and Highland Avenue to a pile of ru...

  • Brother, sister die in 2-vehicle crash in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Two siblings were killed in a two- vehicle accident on Meadow Road Thursday morning, Aug. 12, according to Maine State Police. The crash occurred at about 4 a.m. in front of the Bisson Farm. Randy Bishop, 50, of Bowdoinham, and his sister, Donna Pottle, 39, of Bowdoin,...

  • Merrymeeting Bay bike tour returns Saturday

    TOPSHAM — The eighth annual Tour de Merrymeeting Bay on Saturday, Aug. 14, offers 25- and 50-mile rides along water views and scenic vistas in Topsham, Bowdoinham, Richmond, Dresden, Woolwich, Bath, West Bath and Brunswick. Proceeds from the rides help support Topsham’s He...