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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...

  • Brunswick power upgrade expected to bring out business park foes

    BRUNSWICK — A proposal to build a business park on Old Portland Road has been dead for nearly nine months. But the fight over development of the 114-acre parcel lives on. That was apparent Monday night, as business advocates spoke in favor of a $50,000 Community Devel...

  • No tax increase in Brunswick budget; preschool start-up jeopardized

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council may get its wish for a budget with no property tax increase, but it remains to be seen if the mandate will come with a political cost. A long-desired preschool program could be a casualty if the council adopts what is now a $53.8 million spending plan...

  • Bowdoin College to award degrees to 452 graduates

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College will graduate 452 students, including 56 from Maine, in its 204th commencement ceremony on Saturday. President Barry Mills will preside over a ceremony on the terrace of the college's Museum of Art. In the event of severe weather, graduation will be hel...

  • METRO partnership

    Representatives from the Greater Portland Transit District joined Falmouth town officials and community members at O'Naturals on Route 1 on May 14 to celebrate the town's partnership with METRO and to launch the new Falmouth Flyer route. Town Councilor Bonny Rodden, center, was instrumental in estab...

  • Brunswick Naval Air Station redevelopers await news on state funding

    BRUNSWICK — Despite a cruel budget year, the organization overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station is hoping for a little kindness from the Legislature. The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee is parsing Gov. John Baldacci's $306 million bond package....

  • It takes a Village Station

    Olympic gold medalist and Freeport resident Joan Benoit Samuelson watches highlights of her career Saturday during an opening ceremony at the Nike Factory Store at the Shops at Freeport Village Station. Samuelson also participated in a Q&A session with shoppers and fans who came out to enjoy the are...

  • Topsham-based Red Cross marks 100 years, faces next century’s challenges

    TOPSHAM — The Mid-Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, which celebrated its 100th anniversary on Wednesday, faces several challenges in its second century. They include declines in blood donors, disaster relief and volunteers. The local chapter began as a public ...

  • Brunswick, Bath, Topsham, Harpswell prepare Memorial Day events

    BRUNSWICK — The communities of Topsham, Brunswick, Harpswell and Bath have a full morning of events planned for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Topsham and Brunswick's joint parade will begin assembling at the Topsham Municipal Building on Main Street at 8 a.m. The parade will begin...