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  • Portland-based aviation camp turns kids into fliers

    PORTLAND — When Tim Lesiege took over two years ago as director of Portland's Maine ACE Camp, a week-long summer session for aspiring aviators, he was excited about the opportunity to teach kids about all aspects of the aeronautics industry. Lesiege, who every summer takes a wee...

  • South Portland City Council enacts tar sands ban, but 'fight is not over'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city made history July 21 when city councilors voted 6-1 for a land-use ordinance designed to prevent the bulk loading of tar sands oil on the waterfront. The law – widely expected to be challenged by the oil industry – makes South...

  • Mayor proposes $9.50 Portland minimum wage by 2015

    PORTLAND — With a preliminary plan in mind, Mayor Michael Brennan and members of his Minimum Wage Advisory Committee want residents, business owners and workers to share opinions next month about increasing the $7.50-per-hour minimum wage in the city. Brennan, who first convened the ...

  • Main Street Bath director takes state tourism job

    BATH — After five years as director of the Main Street Bath organization, and many more as a board member, Jennifer Geiger has resigned to do public relations and communications at the Maine Office of Tourism. The job change "was professional development for me, an opportunity to gro...

  • Grant funds assessment of Portland's open space

    PORTLAND — With and $18,000 grant in hand, Portland Trails is ready to assess city-owned open space with an eye to the best future use of the land. Kara Wooldrik, Portland Trails executive director, announced the grant from the city-based Lerner Foundation at a news conference July 1...

  • Cumberland seeks input on Twin Brook dog rules

    CUMBERLAND — In the wake of the Town Council's July 14 approval of an ordinance governing where and when dogs can be off-leash on public lands, the town has launched a ...

  • Unsung Hero: Steve Ingram of Harpswell, friend of Eagle Island

    HARPSWELL — Some connections were meant to be. Steve Ingram bought a piece of property in Harpswell in 1967, just two years after graduating from Bowdoin College. He built a house on the land 33 years later, in 2000. Adm. Robert E. Peary bought Eagle Island in Casco Bay in 188...

  • North Yarmouth, Pownal to share code enforcement officer

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is searching for a new code enforcement officer, who will also do the job in Pownal. North Yarmouth needs a code enforcement officer for about 35 hours a week, while neighboring Pownal requires someone for about six hours. So the two towns plan to share the ...

  • KahBang Festival to move from Bangor to Portland

    BANGOR — With just three weeks before major performers including DMX and St. Vincent are scheduled to take the main stage at the annual KahBang Festival, organizers confirmed Thursday that a last-minute venue change will take the festival more than two hours south.

  • Cape gun club files paperwork, plans new barriers

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Spurwink Rod and Gun Club met its deadline to submit a site plan and registration to the town, but still must provide more details to meet the requirements of a new shooting range ordinance. Former gun club President Mark Mayone discussed the site plan Wedne...