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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...

  • West End group offers $10K to move Portland neighborhood police center

    PORTLAND — A neighborhood organization is offering a portion of a $38,000 federal grant to help relocate the West End community policing station from Harbor Terrace. The West End Community Action Network, comprised of the West End Neighborhood Association, Mercy Hospital and the ...

  • Greater Portland small business owners lobby in D.C. for health-care public option

    PORTLAND — A dozen local business owners traveled to Washington, D.C., this week to discuss health-care reform and to offer their support for a public option. Dean Powers, director of the Maine Small Business Coalition, said the group was expected to meet Tuesday with Health and H...

  • Election Day dawns

    Portland's Reiche School is a busy place early on Election Day. District 2 had one of the only contested local elections, the School Board race between Ed Bryan and Anthony Zeli.

  • Sour grapes: New law forces 'Prohibition-era' measures on wine merchants

    FALMOUTH — When Leavitt & Sons Deli holds its monthly wine tasting Nov. 19, newspaper or cardboard will probably cover the windows. Inside, participants will sample whites and reds behind a curtai... 1

  • Former Falmouth town manager up for Lewiston post

    LEWISTON — Former Falmouth Town Manager John D. "Doug" Harris, Gardiner City Manager Jeffrey Kobrock and interim City Administrator Phil Nadeau are the top three contenders for the city administrator's job in Maine's second largest city. City councilors and members of a city hiring ... 3

  • Falmouth schools offer H1N1 shots on Thursday

    FALMOUTH — H1N1 vaccine will be offered free to all Falmouth school students at a clinic this week. According to Falmouth High School nurse Lois Myers, the clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, from 4-7:30 p.m. in the community gymnasium at the high school. To minimize crowds,...

  • South Portland family offers reward for return of pilfered pumpkins

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A Colchester Drive family is offering a $100 reward for the return of two giant, home-grown pumpkins. Linda Stocks said a 70-pound pumpkin was stolen from their porch sometime last week, and a 90-pound pumpkin was stolen at around 11 p.m. Thursday night, Oct. 29. ...

  • Brain injury survivor to share her story

    SCARBOROUGH — Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne, author of "Parenting Myself: Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury," will discuss her book at the Scarborough Public Library at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 1. Chronicling Chadbourne's two-decade recovery from the brain injury she suffer...