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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...

  • Bath library names new director

    BATH — Lesley Dolinger has been named director of Patten Free Library, the library board of trustees announced last week. Her appointment ends a four-month national search. During that time Peter Goodwin served as interim director, filling a vacancy left by former Director Anne P...

  • Correction

    The caption with last week's photo from the 350.org International Day of Climate Action in Bath misstated what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The number is 350 parts per million.

  • Disagreement with Wal-Mart stalls Marden's plan for Scarborough store

    SCARBOROUGH — A delay in the purchase of the old Wal-Mart building in Scarborough has made the goal of a pre-holiday opening impossible for the newest Marden's Surplus & Salvage store. The Planning Board in September rushed to ...

  • Update: Freeport teenager hit by car now in satisfactory condition; driver faces OUI charge

    FREEPORT — A representative of Maine Medical Center said Tuesday that the 14-year-old boy hit by a car last Wednesday in Freeport is still hospitalized, but is now in satisfactory condition. Police Chief Gerald Schofield said the teenager was walking on Hunter Road near his home ...

  • Scarborough council gives Gateway Square owners more time for sewer payments

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted Wednesday to give owners of a Haigis Parkway business development a one-year extension on sewer assessment fees. After South Portland-based Fairchild Semiconductor pulled out of an agreement a year ago to build a new headquarters at Gateway Squ...

  • Scarborough board delays Pine Point motel parking lot decision, looks for collaboration

    SCARBOROUGH — There was no doubt who was in charge at Monday's Planning Board meeting. Before allowing public comment on a site plan for reconfiguration of the Lighthouse Motel's parking lot in Pine Point, Chairman Allen Paul laid down the ground rules, asking speakers to comment only...

  • Bath Council approves fiscal 2010 TIF budget

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the tax increment financing budget for fiscal 2010. The budget includes two TIFs. The Wing Farm TIF includes the first two phases of the Wing Farm business park, the Bath Iron Works Ultra Hall and downtown pr...

  • Goodwill Industries to open retail store in former Circuit City building in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Goodwill Industries of Northern New England will open a flagship store in the former Circuit City building at 555 Maine Mall Road.  Randy Finamore, Goodwill senior vice president of retail, said the store could be open as soon as next spring, creating up to 50 jo...