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  • South Portland may dim street lights to balance budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council is considering a proposal to turn off more than 100 street lights to generate savings needed to balance next year's budget. The city estimates it could save nearly $20,000 a year, or $1,600 a month, by turning off 112 street lights along some of ...

  • South Portland board refuses to recommend zone change to council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday rejected a zone change that would have allowed 59 units of age-restricted housing to be built in a wooded area southeast of Wilkinson Woods. The unanimous board vote, however, is only a recommendation to the City Council, which is ex...

  • Artist, local painters finalizing details for South Portland tank art project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jaime Gili's artwork revolves around three central elements: color, speed and repetition. At times, those elements come together in a figurative sense, as in a gallery. ...

  • South Portland official placed on paid leave

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The director of the city's largest municipal department has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an independent review of his department. City Manager Jim Gailey said he decided on Friday to place Dana Anderson on paid leave until further notice. 

  • Update: Body found in Fore River believed to be missing man

    PORTLAND — Police have tentatively identified the body found in the Fore River last Friday as that of a 22-year-old Portland man who has been missing since March.  In a press release Monday afternoon, Capt. Vern Malloch tentatively identified the body as Ezra Milan. Malloch said ...

  • Skowhegan man indicted for South Portland shooting

    PORTLAND — A Cumberland County grand jury today indicted a 50-year-old Skowhegan man for manslaughter in the shooting death of a South Portland man. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland said in a press release that Bruce Lavallee-Davidson was charged with al... 1

  • Fun with food

    Kids at the South Portland Boys & Girls Club make and eat healthy snacks on Wednesday as part of the Junior League of Portland's "Kid's in the Kitchen" healthy foods and lifestyles initiative. Junior Leaguer Katie Soule holds a plate of Rice Krispys that Shantel Anthony, right, and Nyamauch Gai, lef...

  • Conflict of interest delays review of South Portland official; residents urge oversight

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night postponed a closed-door review of Dana Anderson, the director of the largest municipal department, but not before several residents raised questions about  the way Anderson's department is managed. The postponement came after the...

  • South Portland, college hope to mend Fort Preble, relationship

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A group of history buffs from the public and private sectors have been brought together to figure out a way to preserve 200-year-old Fort Preble. The group not only serves a practical purpose, but also a symbolic one, since Southern Maine Community College and cit...

  • Former South Portland managers deny knowledge of embezzlement claim

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former city managers are distancing themselves from a claim by City Manager Jim Gailey that embezzlement allegations against a city department head were well known. Gailey, meanwhile, issued an apology for implicating the former city leaders. "It was not my ...