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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...

  • Topsham selectmen to study 3-part Bay Park drainage solution

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen is looking into a three-part project geared toward mitigating groundwater drainage problems that have plagued the Bay Park neighborhood in recent years. Snowden Consulting Engineers presented the results of its engineering study during the Board o...

  • Freeport Town Council takes stand on referendum questions

    FREEPORT — With Election Day less than a month away, Town Councilors took a stand Tuesday on three statewide referendums questions: repeal of school consolidation, excise tax reduction and limits on state and local government spending.

  • Freeport Merchants Association won't be part of chamber of commerce

    FREEPORT — After almost two years of negotiations, a Freeport chamber of commerce will be created, but without the Freeport Merchants Association. Sande Updegraph, executive director of the Freeport Economic Development Corp., said the FMA decided to remain independent and focus on tourism ...

  • Lightning strike cripples systems at Falmouth Town Hall

    FALMOUTH — It's almost business as usual again at Town Hall after a lightning strike caused thousands of dollars in damage to many of the building's systems and much of its equipment. The problems were discovered Sunday morning, Oct. 4, when an employee noticed the elevator was st...

  • Rain takes toll on Cumberland County Fair attendance

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland County Fair saw a drop in attendance this year due to rain throughout the week-long event, the fair president said on Tuesday. "We lost a good portion of (opening day) because of the rain," Bruce Flanigan said, adding that the fair was also ...

  • Barbara Bush at MMC

    Former first lady Barbara Bush reads to young patients at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland on Oct. 1 as one of the kids, 5-year-old Kody Pike, makes friends with Bush's dog Minnie.

  • 18th Maine Marathon

    Portland Mayor Jill Duson fired a small, but loud, cannon to start the 18th annual Peak Performance Maine Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay on Baxter Boulevard Sunday, Oct. 4, sending approximately 3,000 runners on their way into Falmouth, Cumberland and back. Results in Sports, Page 13.

  • Oktoberfest brings southern rock legends to Portland to raise money for troops, veterans

    PORTLAND — Bringing the sounds of southern rock to Maine, the Marshall Tucker Band headlines this weekend's Falmouth Rotary Oktoberfest Troops Fundraiser. The location has been changed from the open-air venue at Hadlock Field to Merrill Auditorium because of the threat of inclemen...