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    South Portland councilor: City should ban plastic water bottles

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As the 5-cent fee on single-use shopping bags and a ban on polystyrene food containers nears the six-month mark, one city councilor is thinking about the city’s...


    TD Beach to Beacon 10K: First time's the charm

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Legacy and elite runners get a lot of attention at the annual TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race. At the other end of the spectrum are...


    South Portland to re-examine residential zoning rules

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday overturned the Planning and Development Department’s temporary hold on permits for buildings on nonconforming lots.  The temporary pause in permits issued by the...

    South Portland Planning Board fails to endorse energy benchmarks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Saying the proposal is too intrusive, the Planning Board Tuesday declined to recommend requiring public energy-consumption benchmarks for some private building owners. The proposal would require owners...


    Food assistance program adds Portland, South Portland markets

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Farm Stand on Ocean Street and the Portland Food Co-op are the latest retail locations to join a program that brings locally sourced food to low-income shoppers...


    Young, homeless in Brunswick: ‘It’s not something I would go to school and tell my friends about’

    BRUNSWICK — Ruth Ann Driscoll became emancipated when she was 17 years old. She stood in the courthouse in West Bath in 2012 with her mother next to her. Driscoll’s...

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