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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...

  • Partisans prep for primaries in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Partisans in South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth will vote Tuesday, June 12, in primaries for both chambers of Congress and the Statehouse, county commissioner and county register of probate.  Most party races are uncontested, so candidates for the No...

  • Harpswell winter road work open to all bidders

    HARPSWELL — Goodall Landscaping will be invited to bid on a winter roads contract in Harpswell, the Board of Selectmen decided, but owner Ben Goodall has to convince the board he can do a better job than he did last winter. "I think it's reasonable to allow them to bid," Selectman Ji...

  • Brunswick seeks bids to demolish old newspaper building

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council is still hoping to find a buyer for the old Times Record building on Industry Road, even as it moves forward with a plan to demolish the structure. The building has been on the market for the past two years. Town Manager Gary Brown said during a council m... 1

  • 'Ready, fire, aim': Brunswick theater owner pins hopes on expansion plan

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council has received dozens of letters from supporters of the Eveningstar Cinema, all asking the town to support the independent movie theater's efforts to build a new location at the Brunswick Station. It's the kind of project that captures the imagination. ...

  • RSU 1 budget passes 1st test with voters in Bath, surrounding communities

    BATH — A $26 million fiscal 2013 budget for Regional School Unit 1 goes to a final vote June 12, after receiving initial public approval Tuesday. A budget meeting at Bath Middle School drew more than 140 voters from the five RSU 1 communities – Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsburg, West ...

  • Election Day in Mid-Coast Maine includes questions on fireworks, food trucks

    BATH — Voters on June 12 will be choosing candidates and weighing in on issues ranging from fireworks to mobile food vendors. In Bath, where Rep. Michael H. Clarke, D-Bath, is not seeking re-election, Jennifer DeChant of Middle Street and Paul O. Johnson of Washington Street are...

  • Roped into Brunswick balloon launch

    Hot-air balloon pilot Sean Mooney gets help from unsuspecting bystanders for a launch at the second Brunswick Landing International Fly In last Saturday in Brunswick. Mooney launched two teathered flights before he was grounded because of wind and rain.

  • Control of invasive moth in Harpswell expected to take years

    HARPSWELL — Buckets of pesticides, home-grown parasitic flies, and DNA testing are all likely to be employed in the battle against the invasive winter moth, which was positively identified in town last month by dismayed state conservation officials. The small brown moth, which has a ...