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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...

  • Topsham town manager to step down in December

    TOPSHAM — Town Manager Jim Ashe, who has held the job for three years, will leave the position in December. Following an executive session on Aug. 5, the Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to extend Ashe’s contract from its original expiration date of Oct. 31 “thro...

  • Companies sue to overturn Topsham cell tower decision

    TOPSHAM — Two companies that hoped to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood are suing the town and the Planning Board to get permits that were denied on June 29. Mariner Tower, which wanted to build the 75-foot monopole tower, and T-Mobile, the servic...

  • Freeport council OKs reduced funding for movie theater

    FREEPORT — The Town Council voted 5-2 Tuesday night to increase the current cap on the Destination Freeport Tax Increment Financing District from $11.4 million to $20 million, and will dedicate $20,000 of the funds annually for 10 years for a downtown movie theater. The council decis...

  • Falmouth council weighs new options for town buildings, land

    FALMOUTH — Staff presented the Town Council with 10 different options for what to do with town-owned b... 1

  • Neighbors wary about CMP's plans for Cumberland substation

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board is scheduled to hear a request from Central Maine Power Co. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, to build a transmission substation at 37 Greely Road. CMP hosted an informational session at Cumberland Town Hall on Tuesday, where residents asked questions and voic...

  • SAD 75 assistant superintendent takes SAD 51 post

    CUMBERLAND — Sally Loughlin, assistant superintendent in School Administrative District 75 since 2004, will become director of curriculum, assessment, instruction and professional development for SAD 51 on Aug. 23. Loughlin replaces David Galin, who left in June to become Portla...

  • 'Managing transitions' is theme for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — For teachers, staff, students and parents, the next few years are all about managing transitions. "That's our theme this year," Superintendent Barbara Powers said. A new elementary school is taking shape between the high school and middle school buildings, and a new...

  • Battle of the Bay returns in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The seventh Battle of the Bay triathlon will be held on Saturday, Aug. 14. The race is a family-friendly way to raise money for the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship Fun...