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  • Investigator to probe South Portland layoffs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has agreed to work with an outside investigator looking into the layoffs of five veteran city employees.  The decision came less than week after one of the former employees submitted her own report to the city manager and mayor and nearly a week before s...

  • Maine Mall tax appeal delayed

    SOUTH PORTLAND — An administrative hearing scheduled for April 8 in Augusta for the owners of the Maine Mall to appeal their 2006 property tax bill has been delayed. Attorneys for the mall's owners, General Growth Properties, and the city are working to rescheduled the hearing, wh...

  • Design chosen for South Portland plane crash memorial

    Group begins fundraising efforts SOUTH PORTLAND — A group of residents hoping to build a memorial to the state's biggest aviation disaster announced it has chosen a design and will begin fundraising. The memorial will commemorate a 1944 plane crash in the Redbank nei...

  • South Portland

    Arrests 3/21 at 1:27 a.m. Darren Demelle, 31, was arrested on Mussey Road by Officer Seth Page on charges of operating under the influence and operating without a license.  3/21 at 1:29 a.m.  Jacob MacGillivary, 32, was arrested on Broadway by Off...

  • Fore?

    Dan Robinson uses a snow blower to clear the third green at South Portland Municipal Golf Course on Wednesday afternoon. Tucked below a small hill along Westbrook Street, he said the green and the slope above it are usually one of the last holes to hold the winter's snow. (Michael Barriault photo)

  • South Portland taxes rise as budget shrinks

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A public hearing on the proposed budget for next year is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road.  City Manager Jim Gailey has proposed a $80.28 million budget for fiscal 2010, which starts July 1. The budget,...

  • South Portland appointment puts environment over development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Judy Carpenter's 20 years of service on the Planning Board came to a close this week after Mayor Tom Blake chose not to reappoint her to the at-large seat. Blake said he valued Carpenter's service to the community, but felt it was time for a change. Last week, th...

  • Fired South Portland worker seeks layoff probe

    Public rally planned April 6 at City Hall SOUTH PORTLAND — One of the five veteran city employees who were laid off last month is calling for an independent investigation into how the workers were selected and how the layoffs were carried out. Deb Smith, the f...

  • South Portland Planning Board OKs zone change for Jetport expansion

    Maine Aviation project to break ground this summer, too SOUTH PORTLAND — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously approved zone changes for an expansion of the Portland International Jetport. The changes, which must still be addressed by the City Council, wou...

  • Historical Society hosts talk on imaging

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Historical Society will discuss ways to preserve digital photographs and videos on Wednesday, April 1, at the South Portland Public Library. Starting at 7 p.m., David Mishkin will present a 45-minute lecture and slideshow on "Modern Imaging Methods."...