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  • AG's opinion boosts effort to split Peaks Island from Portland

    PORTLAND — The Peaks Island secession movement has cleared a significant hurdle in its second attempt to break away from the city. The attorney general's office has ruled that proponents do not have to start over from scratch, but can pick up where a failed 2007 secession effort left...

  • April target for adoption of Portland economic development plan

    PORTLAND — A task force working to create an economic development blueprint for the city has released a draft version of the plan and is seeking public input. The task force, comprised of representatives from the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, Creative Portland Corp. and Dow...

  • Portland police to hear GLBT feedback

    PORTLAND — Members of the Police Department are scheduled to discuss public safety issues Thursday with representatives of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. Police Lt. Janine Roberts said the meeting will be the second in recent months and part of a broader commun...

  • Portland explores outside management for Riverside Golf Course

    PORTLAND — The city is looking for a new operator for the restaurant at Riverside Golf Course and may consider bringing in outside management to run the municipal course. The Finance Committee is scheduled to discuss Riverside on Thursday and that discussion is expected to include re...

  • Central Maine Power: 'Smart' meter opt-out 'cost prohibitive'

    HALLOWELL — For the time being, the public will remain in the dark about the cost details of a possible alternative to Central Maine Power Co.'s "smart" meter program. Citing confidentiality with its vendors, CMP declined to reveal the cost Monday during a Maine Public Utilities Comm... 3

  • 'Business deals change': Portland tech firm dumps Freeport for Gorham

    FREEPORT — ComNav Engineering, the Portland technology firm that was negotiating to move to Freeport, pulled out last week and will instead move to Gorham. Last October, the Town Council unanimously agreed to negotiate the sale of five acres of land to ComNav Engineering to create a ...

  • Cumberland to discuss new rules for gravel pits, water removal

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to hold a public hearing Monday, Feb. 28, on changes to the town's gravel and water extraction ordinance. The council enacted a 180-day moratorium in early November on new applications for gravel pits and water extraction sites. ...

  • Twin peaks

    A winter morning sun illuminates the steeples of the Bowdoin College chapel in Brunswick on Jan. 20.

  • Portland eyes tighter rules for landlords with disorderly buildings

    PORTLAND — City officials are working on a plan to lower the threshold for designating problematic residences as disorderly houses, a label that exposes landlords to fines and litigation.  But the

  • Portland bar owner wants liquor license after state drops charges

    PORTLAND — Fresh off a legal victory, the embattled owner of an Old Port bar wants the city to cancel a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 7 on its liquor and entertainment license. In a letter to city councilors and the city attorney, Cactus Club owner Thomas Manning said the Departm...