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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...

  • Dredging of Royal River in Yarmouth closer to funding

    YARMOUTH — An effort to help fund dredging of the Royal River may be gaining momentum after a congressional committee approved an appropriations request from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, on Tuesday. Town Manager Nat Tupper said the last time the river was dredged – ...

  • Falmouth to remove Town Landing trash bin

    FALMOUTH — The large metal trash container at Town Landing will be removed this week, according to the town, after too many instances of illegal dumping of non-harbor trash. The town-owned property will now be a carry-in, carry-out facility. "We are sorry for any inconvenience...

  • Safety first in North Deering

    Allspeed Cyclery & Snow's Chris Carleton tunes up 12-year-old Alex Wyman's bike while Portland Police Department Officer Andjelko Napijalo watches during the North Deering Neighborhood Association's first Safety Day Block Party on Saturday, July 17. The event at the North Deering Gardens Community C...

  • Body pulled from Portland Harbor

    PORTLAND — Police responding to the report of a person in the water at the Ocean Gateway Terminal Tuesday morning, July 20, recovered the body of a dead man. The discovery was made at 5:47 a.m. The man, in his 60s, has been tentatively identified as a homeless person. Police a...

  • Shakespeare joins the L.L. Bean summer lineup in Freeport

    FREEPORT — There will be an addition to the L.L. Bean summer concert series next month when Shakespeare takes to the stage. The Freeport Shakespe...

  • Cumberland Town Council to hear Main Street zoning change proposal

    CUMBERLAND — A zoning change that would allow small businesses along part of Main Street goes before the Town Council on Monday, July 26. The proposal is contained in the Cumberland Town Center Advisory Committee’s final report to the council, the culmination of nearly a y...

  • Public has questions about proposed Freeport movie theater

    FREEPORT — Some residents and business owners are questioning the proposal for a tax break to finance a six-screen movie theater on Mill Street in Freeport Village Station. Al Yebba, chief operating officer of Berenson Associates, developer of Freeport Village Station, and Mark ...

  • North Yarmouth concert, barbecue to be held July 25; participants sought for Aug. 28 Fun Day parade

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The sound of music and aroma of food will fill the Village Green during a summertime celebration on Sunday, July 25. Participants are also sought for next month's North Yarmouth Fun Day parade. A summer bandstand concert and community picnic and barbecue,...