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  • Portland WinterFest takes off

    Snowboarder Zander Stearns, 24, of Old Orchard Beach, glides across a C box Friday during the Portland WinterFest Rail Jam. The city closed an eastbound, one-block stretch of Spring Street to accommodate the terrain park, which included a steep pile of snow and three rail features. It was built d...

  • Why and how behind Portland's new storm-water fee

    PORTLAND — The Portland City Council this week approved new storm-water fees, signing off on a measure that was once controversial, but over years of deliberation become an accepted inevitability. Christopher O’Neil, a government liaison for the Portland Community Chamber ...

  • 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...

  • Portland city manager search committee gets to work

    PORTLAND — The committee assigned to find a new city manager plans to follow an aggressive timetable, with the goal of having Joseph Gray's replacement hired by July. City Councilors Cheryl Leeman, John Anton and Jill Duson sit on the search committee. Leeman, the chairwoman, said th...

  • Portland police present awards to officers, citizens

    PORTLAND — Officers and citizens were honored by the Police Department on Saturday for bravery and other commendable acts during 2010. Montique Reddick, Tyron Calhoun and Chris Dobson received the Citizen Award. Reddick and Calhoun helped a man who lit himself on fire in Longf...