John Richardson

John Richardson

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April 22, 2014

Portland to give Baxter Boulevard to pedestrians, bikes on Sundays

Sundays on the Boulevard, which begins May 4, will give bikers and pedestrians unfettered Back Cove access.

April 15, 2014

Cape Elizabeth bans smoking in Fort Williams Park

Starting in 30 days, when the new ordinance takes effect, anyone caught smoking cigarettes, cigars, pipes or e-cigarettes could be subject to a $250 fine.

February 28, 2014

Developer withdraws South Portland waterfront concert plan

A South Portland official says the city will look for other possible sites for outdoor entertainment.

January 28, 2014

Proposed 10¢ fee for plastic shopping bags advances in Portland

A working group’s endorsement sends the measure to a City Council subcommittee for review.

January 27, 2014

Former Falmouth councilor to join race for state Senate

Cathy Breen says she will run as a Democrat for the District 25 seat being vacated by Dick Woodbury of Yarmouth.

January 15, 2014

Eliot Cutler raises $243K in second half of 2013

The independent candidate for governor lags Democrat Mike Michaud, who raised $700,000 over the same period. Republican Gov. LePage hasn’t released his numbers yet.

December 10, 2013

Cutler hires spokeswoman; new poll gives edge to Michaud

The poll says Michaud has 37 percent of the vote, compared to 36 percent for LePage and 18 percent for Cutler.

November 4, 2013

In Maine, contentious local issues grab voter interest

Bond questions totaling $150 million add interest to an otherwise lackluster statewide ballot.

October 1, 2013

Portland among cities with highest percentage of same-sex-partner households

A national website’s analysis of census data puts Portland at No. 5.

September 18, 2013

S. Portland business owners rally to block tar sands oil

The 216-member group backs a city ordinance to prevent shipments, but other businesses disagree.