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  • South Portland City Council bans tar sands

    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 ...

  • METRO, South Portland City Bus offer free rides

    PORTLAND — The Greater Portland Transit District's METRO bus service and South Portland City Bus will offer free service on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19. They would also like to remind riders there will be no service on Friday, Dec. 25, and Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 and limited ser...

  • Freeport, soccer club take 1st step toward indoor/outdoor field project

    FREEPORT — The Town Council and Seacoast United Soccer Club agreed Tuesday night to determine the feasibility of an indoor soccer arena and outdoor turf field on the back portion of the Pownal Road field. The town and youth soccer club will share the cost of the investigation, not to exc...

  • Falmouth finds savings in favorable interest rates

    FALMOUTH — The town will realize several hundred thousand dollars in savings over the next 10 years from the recent refunding of the existing town share of the 1999 high school construction bond. The new rate of 2.03 percent, down nearly 3 percent from the original rate of 5.1 percent, o...

  • UMaine Foundation gives up on Falmouth property

    FALMOUTH — A lavish mansion at 200 Woodville Road that once belonged to Shaw's Supermarkets heiress Mary Alice Davis, and now owned by the University of Maine Foundation, is for sale again. The last owner, Eric Cianchette, donated the property to the foundation in December 2006, afte...

  • Chief: Falmouth fire station should remain closed

    FALMOUTH — As expected, Falmouth's fire-EMS chief recommended to the Town Council on Monday that the aging Pleasant Hill Fire Station remain closed indefinitely. Chief Howard Rice said the length of time it takes emergency services personnel to respond to calls has actually dropped s...

  • SailMaine appeals for donations

    PORTLAND — SailMaine, a nonprofit that teaches kids to sail, launched its first public fundraising appeal this week. The 13-year-old organization is asking for donations to help it continue to offer affordable sailing training to kids. More than 325 young sailors participated in the prog...

  • First the lights, then the latkes

    Rabbi Moshe Wilansky lights the first lanterns on the grand menorah in front of Portland City Hall on Saturday night, Dec. 12, the second night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. A party with latkes (traditional potato pancakes), balloons, music and dancing followed in the Maine Room of Cit...

  • Cumberland residents may challenge plan to borrow up to $4.5M for Route 88 upgrades

    CUMBERLAND – The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to proceed with a Foreside Road (Route 88) shoulder and drainage improvement project requiring borrowing up to $4.5 million.The next morning, though, a Hedgerow Drive resident requested a petition to begin the process to send the cou...