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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...

  • Falmouth elects Chase, re-elects Armitage to council; school budget OK'd

    FALMOUTH — Challenger Fred Chase unseated incumbent Town Council Vice Chairman Joe Wrobleski and incumbent council Chairman Will Armitage retained his seat in Tuesday's municipal election. Town Clerk Ellen Planer said unofficial results showed Chase was the top vote-getter, with 7...

  • Voters in Topsham, Harpswell, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham approve $36M SAD 75 budget

    TOPSHAM — A $36.25 million School Administrative 75 budget for fiscal 2010 passed its final hurdle Tuesday, winning approval from voters in the district's four towns 854-376. "We're very pleased that all our hard work over the last several months has come to fruition," ...

  • Brunswick voters approve $33.4M school budget

    BRUNSWICK — Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly ratified a $33.4 million budget for the Brunswick School Department. Voters accepted the spending plan, 617-128, a nearly 5-1 margin. According to Town Clerk Fran Smith, 746 voters cast ballots during the state-mandated budget validatio...

  • SAD 75 board to review impact of Harpswell school consolidation

    HARPSWELL — Before it approaches a decision on whether Harpswell's two elementary schools should consolidate, the School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors will review a finding of fact produced by a committee looking into the proposal and hear input from a public hearing to be he...

  • Cape Elizabeth council OKs business zone overhaul, rezones Shore Road home over neighbors' objections

    CAPE ELIZABETH — To the disappointment of some Charles Road residents and the joyful tears of 553 Shore Road owner Lee Wilson, the Town Council on Monday approved an overhaul of the Business-A zone, including the rezoning of Wilson's lot into the business district. The 553 Shore ...

  • Accidental shooting in Pownal injures Portland man

    POWNAL — A 19-year-old Portland man was shot in the arm by a 17-year-old boy at a house on Elmwood Road on Monday, June 8. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Department said Tristam W. Coffin, of Stevens Avenue in Portland, was taken to Maine Medical Center for a non-life threatening...

  • Portland road construction challenges drivers, residents

    PORTLAND — If you've driven in the vicinity of Ocean Avenue recently, there's a good chance you were stopped by a man in a construction hat, holding a stop sign. City Councilor Cheryl Leeman, whose District 4 is taking the brunt of the summer construction projects, said she's been...

  • Portland High School to host Bayside World Market & Festival

    PORTLAND — There's good news for people who didn't party enough at last weekend's Old Port Festival. The Bayside World Market and Fair will take place Saturday, June 13, at Portland High School. The festival is organized by the School Department and the Bayside Neigh... 2