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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...

  • Portland school chief urges tax increase in face of 'depressing' budget scenario

    PORTLAND — A public forum on Wednesday, Jan. 27, will seek to set the tone for the upcoming school budget. But the initial note will probably be sour, according to Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr., who predicted the city could lose up to $7 million in education funding an...

  • L.L. Bean No. 1 in service for 3rd straight year

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean topped a national customer service survey for the third year in a row. Bean was first in the National Retail Federation/American Express Customer's Choice survey, followed by Overstock.com, Zappos.com and Amazon.com.

  • Concert, dinner to benefit Freeport Community Center

    FREEPORT — The second annual Freeport Community Center fundraising concert and community dinner will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the center at 53 Depot St. The Ladies of Flame will perform accompanied by David Watts on piano. The concert begins at 6 p.m. Following th...

  • Yarmouth Democrats caucus Jan. 31

    YARMOUTH — Local Democrats will caucus Sunday, Jan. 31, at 3 p.m. to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect officers and County Committee members and discuss policy issues. Democratic candidates, elected officials and representatives from democratic campaigns...

  • Yarmouth fitness studio celebrates 5 years

    YARMOUTH — Fitness and personal training studio Fitness Success will host an open house Thursday, Jan. 28, to celebrate its five-year anniversary and expanded studio space. The wellness studio includes three trainers, a Pilates instructor, massage therapists and a life coach. Th...

  • Historical society exhibits Freeport photographer's work

    FREEPORT — Resident Paul Cunningham will display his photographs in an exhibit at the Freeport Historical Society starting Thursday, Jan. 21. The exhibit, "Yours, Mine, Ours: Our Town and Our Stories," will be on display through March. The opening will take place from 4:30 p.m. ...

  • Founder decides it's time to let Boys to Men leave the nest

    PORTLAND — When it comes to society's affect on childhood development, most studies and forums concentrate on the unreal expectations placed on girls, who are seemingly pressured to fit physical and emotional molds. But in 2000, Layne Gregory worked with Portland's Public Health Division...

  • Brunswick base transportation study adds rail, Topsham traffic

    BRUNSWICK — The study commissioned to address transportation issues surrounding the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station has expanded to include two focus areas: rail and Route 201 in Topsham. Both areas were added to address concerns that the $1 million transportation study ...