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USW Announces Opposition to 'Waterfront Protection Ordinance' - PR Newswire (press release)

USW Announces Opposition to 'Waterfront Protection Ordinance'
PR Newswire (press release)
He added that the study showed spending and economic benefits from sales extends to other jobs, with a total commercial impact on South Portland and its regional economy amounting to $64 million supporting 335 jobs. “Over a ten-year period, Maine would
No disharmony over South Portland venue planPress Herald
South Portland, Maine, works on outdoor performing arts center planThe Republic
Maine pipeline company gives up tar sands permitWCSH-TV
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Pier 1 open for business in South Portland - Press Herald

Pier 1 open for business in South Portland
Press Herald
“Yes, finally,” said shopper Tina Higgins of Portland, standing in the checkout line on opening day at Pier 1's new Maine Mall store in South Portland. “They have the things I need to fill in around the house and at Christmastime. Stuff I don't need

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Portland will limit enforcement of panhandling ordinance - Press Herald

Portland will limit enforcement of panhandling ordinance
Press Herald
Three Portland residents – Michael Cutting, Wells Staley-Mays and Alison Prior – and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine are suing the city in U.S. District Court over the ordinance, which took effect Aug. 15. They say the ordinance infringes
Portland will limit median ban enforcementWCSH-TV
Portland, foes of controversial median strip ordinance to face off in one-day Bangor Daily News
Portland to limit enforcement of panhandling lawDaily Journal

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Founder of Maine lobster processor wins national entrepreneurs award - Press Herald

Founder of Maine lobster processor wins national entrepreneurs award
Press Herald
In an interview last year with the Portland Press Herald, Murdock said Maine's lobster industry has relied too much on its neighbor to the north. “Canada always has a lot of drama. The lobstermen always strike before the season starts,” he said. “The

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Nation Eyes Maine as Portland to Vote on Marijuana Legalization - The Daily Chronic

Nation Eyes Maine as Portland to Vote on Marijuana Legalization
The Daily Chronic
PORTLAND, ME — Advocates of recreational marijuana use are looking to an upcoming vote in Maine as an indicator of whether the East Coast is ready to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington by legalizing cannabis. Voters in Portland are
Maine Marijuana Vote Has Heavy National Implications, Could Be 'The Next Huffington Post

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Maine man dressed as 'The Joker' charged with OUI - Press Herald

Maine man dressed as 'The Joker' charged with OUI
Press Herald
The number of alcohol-related crashes in the state has gone down significantly in recent years, from a high of about 1,800 in 2006 to 1,168 in 2011, the most recent year on record, according to the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety. In that same year

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Portland's torn past on slavery re-emerges - Press Herald

Portland's torn past on slavery re-emerges
Press Herald
“To me, the historic designation does not reflect Justice Clifford's views on slavery,” Suslovic said. That attitude is a far cry from the city's treatment of George Cleeve, who is considered the founder of Portland. About a decade ago, city officials

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Portland installs more parking pay stations - Press Herald

Portland installs more parking pay stations
Press Herald
It's part of a four-year plan to replace many traditional parking meters with technology that's designed to make parking easier without reducing the $2.1 million collected each year from people who park on Portland streets. City officials say they're

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