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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...

  • Suspects face felony charges after Falmouth toy store robbery, assault

    FALMOUTH — Two suspects were arrested on felony charges of assault and robbery after one of them tried to hide in the aisles of the Wal-Mart store on Route 1 after allegedly stealing $10 and a credit card from a Route 1 toy store. Police said John Martell, 29, of Portland, and Kyr...

  • Freeport council dispute resolved, but planning process is questioned

    FREEPORT — Town Councilor Genie Beaulieu on Tuesday said she has reached an agreement with Councilor Joe Migliaccio and will not file a lawsuit in Superior Court to try to force him to comply with a Freedom of Access request she made last week. But their disagreement has exposed w...

  • Oxford Aviation hopes Brunswick painting operation will take off

    BOWDOINHAM — Oxford Aviation, which has plans to expand to a redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station, announced Tuesday that it hopes to seek state assistance to grow its aircraft refurbishing business to include painting...

  • Toby Keith may perform at Cumberland Fairgrounds; opposition expected

    CUMBERLAND — Country music star Toby Keith may perform in Cumberland this summer if the Town Council approves a permit for the concert. The council will hear a permit request at its regular council meeting on Monday, April 27, and will hold a special meeting April 29 for final con...

  • Religious freedom, zoning may clash again in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city could again find itself tangled in a question of religious freedom, after ruling that a Washington Avenue building does not meet zoning requirements to be a Muslim house of worship. But the purpose of the building at 978 Washington Ave., which the city believes...

  • Schools wrestle with budget strings attached to laptop computer initiative

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Buying a new laptop computer in these economic times probably isn’t palatable to anyone facing pay cuts, high food and utilities costs, and little hope of improvement within the next year. 2

  • Facilities report notes need to quickly address Portland elementary school inequities

    PORTLAND — A draft report on programming and maintenance needs of the city's school buildings recommends hiring a consultant to review delivery options for the district's stand-alone services and addressing educational inequity in two elementary schools within the next year. The ...

  • Plans would give old Portland school new life

    PORTLAND — The development arm of the Westbrook Housing Authority will present its plans on April 28 to convert the former St. Patrick's School into affordable housing. Westbrook Development Corp. won a conditional zone change on April 6 from the City Council that will allow it t... 1