May 13, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

South Portland looks to relax permitting rules

SOUTH PORTLAND — It may have a growing reputation for being hard on businesses, even losing its state-bestowed “business-friendly” designation, but South Portland is taking steps to relax from regulations.  More...

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Sustainable SoPo

Swap Shop at South Portland Transfer Station to open

The new South Portland Transfer Station is open and is the first part of the new municipal services facility to be completed. More...

Helping out

A fundraiser to benefit the Morton Memorial Scholarship fund will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 14 at South Portland Recreation Center gym. Doors open at 10 a.m. More...

SPHS graduate aims high in Navy career

A 2008 South Portland High School graduate and native is serving in the U.S. More...

Jimmy the Greek’s to close South Portland site

However, plans move forward for two new restaurants

SOUTH PORTLAND — Another business is bugging out of South Portland, but, bucking a trend, this one’s not pulling up stakes for Scarborough. This one is decamping all the way to Oxford. More...

City seeks solution to winter bus blues

SOUTH PORTLND — The city council has decided two things about its public bus service – that a better job needs to be done on shoveling out city bus stops, and that that time to do something about it is still a long way off.  More...

All aboard

City wants to add bus stop in neighboring Scarborough

The municipalities of Scarborough and South Portland have entered into an agreement to expand the public transportation that services Gallery Boulevard, a commercial development between Payne and Mussey roads that houses several big box stores, inclu More...


Reader is glad for differing opinions

To the editor:   Thank you for publishing Don Russell’s column on April 22, “My side of the bridge.” The press should always remain open to the expression of different ideas and opinions, and I hope we get the opportunity to re More...

What’s up with city regulations?

To the editor:   “Utterly dumbfounded” barely describes my reaction to the article in last week’s Sentry, “Yaz Towing denied curb cut for proposed business.”  More...

Remember certain freedoms?

To the editor:  Last week in the Sentry I read a rebuttal   More...

Things to Do

Things to Do

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