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  • Seminar to dissect new lead rules

    BRUNSWICK — The Mid Coast Area Housing Association will host a seminar Tuesday, Sept. 8, on new rules governing lead-safe work practices. The seminar, geared toward contractors and builders, will be held at the China Rose restaurant at 5 p.m.  Rick Reibstein, a forme...

  • Scarborough councilors keen on TIF for Konica building project

    SCARBOROUGH — Town councilors reacted positively to an initial request for tax increment financing from a developer who wants to rework a vacant Route 1 building and turn it into office space. A representative of the seller of the Konica Minolta building on Route 1 presented the TIF ...

  • Scarborough resident seeks provision to recall elected officials

    SCARBOROUGH — A resident has asked the Town Council to put a citizens initiative on the November ballot that would give residents the ability to recall elected officials. There is no provision in the Town Charter for such a recall.   In a letter to the Town Council da...

  • Veranda Street bridge in Portland reopens ahead of schedule

    PORTLAND — The Veranda Street bridge reopened to traffic Wednesday evening, three weeks ahead of schedule. The bridge, in the East Deering neighborhood, was closed June 24 for repairs. The shutdown forced traffic to detour onto Interstate 295 to access Veranda Street and adjacent side...

  • Former restaurant workers sue, urge boycott of South Portland business

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After filing a lawsuit in federal court, nine former employees of the Super Great Wall Buffet staged a protest Tuesday afternoon in front of their former workplace in the Mallside shopping center on Maine Mall Road. The former employees were joined by members of ...

  • South Portland advisory group shuffles federal grants, suggests $50K loan to E Street developers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Community Development Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend reallocating nearly $200,000 in federal Community Block Development Grant funds. The CDAC is a group of resident volunteers that makes recommendations to the City Council, which will take ...

  • City, residents hope to bridge impasse over Ferry Village park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are looking to create a park in Ferry Village in an effort to end a standoff with residents over the fate of an existing asphalt park at the corner of High and Sawyer streets. Assistant City Manager Erik Carson said he is exploring the possibility o...

  • Bath council approves Comprehensive Plan update

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening in favor of an update to the city's Comprehensive Plan that has been four years in the making. The council approved the plan with one amendment: that the city will continue its policy of not extending city-subsidized public water a...

  • Public examines transportation issues facing Brunswick base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — About 40 area residents gathered at Brunswick Junior High School Wednesday to submit their solutions to transportation issues surrounding the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The solutions offered were numerous, as were the issues, including the most sig...

  • Manager's contract, train station management on tap for Brunswick council

    BRUNSWICK — After spending most of August in executive session to discuss the hiring of a new chief executive, the Town Council on Sept. 8 is expected to finalize a permanent employment contract with acting Town Manager Gary Brown. The ratification of Brown's contract comes after ... 2