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Community

Council forms preservation committee

Although members of the South Portland City Council often complain about having too few volunteers, members voted July 7 to create a new nine-member panel.  More...

News Briefs

City ramps up handicapped access   The process of installing a handicapped ramp at a home or business in South Portland promises to soon get much easier.  On Monday, the city council voted unanimously to “opt-in” to a new state More...

Library Links

A busy place

Saturdays are one of the busiest days at my library, and this past Saturday, being just after a holiday, was crazy busy. In fact, any day either before or after a holiday is guaranteed to be a whirlwind of activity at the library.  More...

SoPo says no

First reading of a zoning amendment designed to block ‘tar sands’ from South Portland passes 6-1

By Duke Harrington  Contributing Writer SOUTH PORTLAND — Sixteen months ago, when South Portland held its first public debate on the possibility of diluted bitumen entering the city, nearly 400 people packed into the Nelson Road Commun More...

City Council gets stuck on tar sands

SOUTH PORTLAND — The first reading of an ordinance designed to ban diluted bitumen — more popularly known as “tar sands” — from South Portland had to be postponed Monday when an overflow crowd refused to obey the maximum More...

Letters

Keep city safe for everyone

To the editor: Well, the American Petroleum Institute got at least one thing right in their latest full-page insult to South Portlanders’ intelligence: “Banning American Energy Was Never the Goal” of the Clear Skies Ordinance. More...

Let market accept food stamps

To the editor:   We all know the importance of good nutrition and we all know that low-income folks find it especially challenging to afford items like fresh vegetables.  More...

No justification?

To the editor: An exasperated sigh and roll of the eyes following the prepared statement of Burt Russell, vice president of operations at Sprague Energy, More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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