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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...

  • Buy Local Scarborough hosts inaugural event

    SCARBOROUGH — A Buy Local Scarborough inaugural celebration will take place Tuesday, March 23,  at the Landing at Pine Point from 5-7 :30 p.m. Buy Local Scarborough started in November 2009 and now has 100 members. The organization released a Guide to Buying Local in Scarb...

  • Pretty in pink

    Bella Hall of South Portland, just 5 months young, is pretty in pink for volunteer Jessica Begley, photographer Dennis Griggs and big brother Aiden, right, during a casting call for the $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge at the Maine Mall on March 13. Organizers said 253 babies were photographed i...

  • Scarborough budget 'conversation' starts with 4.5% tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager's draft fiscal 2011 budget calls for an increase of just over $2.3 million to be raised from taxes, despite an overall budget decrease of 1.4 percent. The property tax rate would rise to $12.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, compared to the current $12.1...

  • Cape Elizabeth school chief hopes for additional state aid

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins on March 15 told the School Board he does not expect to release a freeze on school supplies, but does expect to hear from the state about a possible $5 million in additional aid to schools. If the district receives addition...

  • South Portland budget would cut jobs, not people

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city manager on Monday gave the City Council a budget proposal that eliminates jobs, but doesn't include layoffs. But the $27.1 million budget is also about $152,000 larger than the one requested by the council, which sought a spending plan that would not increase ta...

  • Pine Point park, access plan heads to Scarborough council

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board gave advisory approval March 15 to the town's plan for a small park and beach access path at Pine Point Beach. The plan is part of a larger project that included a land swap between the town and the Lighthouse Inn, which was completed in late December 200... 1

  • Bickford expected to replace Landis as Cumberland recreation director

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council will vote April 12 on Brian Bickford's appointment as community education and recreation director. Bickford, who will also remain in charge of golf operations at the Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center, will replace Bill Landis as recreation dire...

  • Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough in drama festival finals

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Playmakers took first place in the Class B regional competition of the Maine Drama Festival and will compete in the state finals this weekend. Winners from the Class A regional division include Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth. They will compete at Ca...