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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 ...

  • Yarmouth PTO hosts kitchen tours

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Parent Teacher Organization will host a self-guided tour of 10 uniquely designed kitchens on May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will be able to see the work of several designers and artisans. Tickets are $20 each and include a tour book. All proceeds w...

  • Healthy lessons for kids

    Emilie Estabrook, 9, of Yarmouth, shows off her Hula Hoop skill on April 17 during Healthy Kids Day at the Casco Bay YMCA in Freeport. The Y held the annual event to show young people a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be boring.

  • Former PUC chairman took equity stake in wind company

    AUGUSTA — While he was Maine’s chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams accepted an ownership interest in a leading wind energy company. One month later, in May 2008, he went to work for that company, First Wind, as a senior vice president. The move from chairman of th...

  • Call it 'Parkinggate': Brunswick bank's barrier raises hackles

    BRUNSWICK — When the Savings Bank of Maine installed a pay-to-park gate for its Maine Street parking lot in January, it was supposed to act as a deterrent to non-customer parking. But for some motorists who don't heed the posted warning sign, the gate has become more of a trap. Those... 1

  • Budget debate expected to dominate Brunswick council meeting

    BRUNSWICK — The April 26 Town Council meeting will be light on agenda items, but heavy on budget discussion. The meeting will be largely dedicated to public comment on a proposed fiscal 2011 spending plan, which includes a 2 percent property tax increase and reductions in staff, serv...

  • Bath school administrators make room for Woolwich students

    BATH — The administrative offices of Regional School Unit 1 were scheduled this week to move out of the Huse School on Andrews Road and into the nearby Small School in order to make way for students of the soon-to-be-reconstructed Woolwich Central School. RSU 1 Superintendent Wi...

  • Navy awards BIW $16M for extra destroyer work

    BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $16 million contract modification for more construction work on the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer program. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations committees, announced the a...

  • Mass. company makes top bid for M.W. Sewall's Bath-based convenience stores

    BATH — A Massachusetts-based energy company and convenience store operator was the top bidder Tuesday in an auction for M.W. Sewall’s chain of 11 retail stores, an attorney for Sewall’s bankruptcy trustee said Wednesday. Attorney Gayle Allen was not able to provide t...