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  • South Portland City Council enacts tar sands ban

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city made history Monday night 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Scarborough councilors: Cell tower rules need more work

    SCARBOROUGH — Zoning changes that would have allowed cellular phone towers in some residential areas were sent back to the drawing board at the Town Council meeting Wednesday. With Councilor James Benedict absent, town councilors heeded resident