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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...

  • Brunswick Downtown Association likely to manage rail station, despite state tax status

    BRUNSWICK — A local business organization is slated to manage tenants at a town-leased portion of the Maine Street Station development, but only if it re-establishes its non-profit status with the state. According to Tim Poulin, director of the Division of Corporations in the office ...

  • Defense bill includes nearly $13M for Brunswick reserve center

    BRUNSWICK — Congress this week passed a $447 billion omnibus bill that includes a $12.9 million earmark for a Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The reserve center funding is within the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, one...

  • Cause of Bath city councilor's house fire remains unknown

    BATH — The cause remains unknown of a Dec. 10 fire that gutted the 177 Middle St. home of City Councilor James Omo and killed two pets. The Ward 1 councilor said on Wednesday that an insurance inspector has taken a desk lamp and power strip for analysis to see if they could have contribu...

  • Brunswick base agency sets timetable for redevelopment goals

    TOPSHAM — When the civilian build-out of Brunswick Naval Air Station is complete, base redevelopers hope to create about 14,000 jobs, nearly triple the number expected to be lost in the 2011 closure. Strengthening the local workforce is cause for optimism, but when the Midcoast Regio...

  • Bath Planning Board approves expansion of BIW Ultra Hall

    BATH — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved two Bath Iron Works proposals, including expansion of its Ultra Hall facility. The shipyard received site plan approval for the project, which will add a third bay to the south side of the Washington Street building. That appr...

  • Residents raise money to rescue Bailey Island post office

    HARPSWELL — When word spread that the Bailey Island post office might close, the biggest concern among the 300-plus islanders who rallied to keep it open wasn't the loss of convenience. It was the loss of identity and community. Now, thanks to an effort led by two former posta...

  • Aviation firm eyeing Brunswick base seeks judgment against Oxford County

    PARIS — An aircraft painting and refurbishing company negotiating a lease with the redevelopment agency of Brunswick Naval Air Station has asked a court to find that its current landlord, Oxford County, has breached a contract with the business. Oxford Aviation, which has a facility ...

  • Topsham Police officers begin carrying Taser stun-guns

    TOPSHAM – Following the completion of training last week, the Topsham Police Department has joined a growing number of law enforcement agencies that use Taser stun guns. Officers began carrying the units last weekend, according to Lt. Christopher Lewis, who is a certified Taser instructo...