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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 planners recommend Waynflete School growth zone

    PORTLAND — A scaled-back proposal by Waynflete School to create a zone for future growth is headed to the City Council for approval after getting a positive recommendation Tuesday night from the Planning Board. The board's recommendation concludes several months of deliberation on the...

  • The final chapter? Service, keeping dollars local drive Falmouth's 2 indie booksellers

    Allan Schmid, owner of Books Etc., stands by the Maine authors shelf in his store on Route 1 in Falmouth. Schmid says his business has been hit by competition from national book retailers and Web sites.

  • Fire station update tops full agenda for Falmouth council

    FALMOUTH — Next week's Town Council meeting will begin an hour early to accommodate a full agenda in the council's only December meeting. Fire-EMS Chief Howard Rice will report on how operation of the department has gone during the past six months without the Pleasant Hill Fire Statio...

  • New Falmouth Web site gets down to business

    FALMOUTH — It's a long name, but the town is hoping the new Falmouth Business and Economic Development Resource Information Web site will make short work for businesses and developers trying to find ...

  • Road salt suspected as cause of contamination for several private wells in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — An engineering firm will conduct a study of wells on Middle Road to determine how many show elevated levels of salt. The company will report back to the town in a few months with its findings and recommendations. A neighborhood meeting was held Tuesday ...

  • Discovery of uncharted land forces Cumberland to delay talks on conservation easement

    CUMBERLAND — The discovery of about 30 acres of unaccounted-for land, near parcels proposed for a conservation easement, has forced discussion of the easement to be put on hold pending a land survey, Town Manager Bill Shane said Tuesday. The Town Council held its third workshop o...

  • Getting their kicks

    Close to 200 kids and their parents gathered at the Eastland Park Ballroom on Saturday morning, Dec. 5, to raise money for the The Riverview Foundation and Center for Grieving Children. The second annual Kickathon exceeded its goal of $15,000, which will go toward education and programing needs of t...

  • Freeport Conservation Trust adds 13 acres

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Conservation Trust received 13 acres of land on Thursday, Dec. 3, donated by Aqua Maine. FCT board member Bob Santomenna said the undeveloped land off D...