Randy Billings

Randy Billings

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Latest Articles by Randy Billings

April 15, 2014

Portland to appeal ruling on panhandling ban

Portland’s city attorney will seek a delay as a federal appeals court in Boston weighs a similar case from Worcester, Mass.

April 10, 2014

Narrow Gauge Railroad's move from Portland is slow process

Its plan to build a museum and new rail line in Gray and move by 2016 will advance Friday when it receives a key deed to land.

April 9, 2014

Maine’s high court takes up dispute over Portland plaza

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court is weighing the legality of a referendum effort to reverse the sale of Congress Square Plaza.

April 7, 2014

Portland City Council allocates $3.4 million in grant funding

But a bid to eliminate a $30,000 grant for Florence House draws much of the councilors’ attention.

April 7, 2014

Portland council denies liquor license for Sangillo’s

The bar’s attorney says it will appeal the 5-4 vote to the state liquor board. Police asked for Sangillo's to be shut down.

April 6, 2014

Portland councilors offer city manager a one-year extension

Mark Rees will earn just under $146,600 for the next year and continue to receive a $450 monthly automobile allowance.

April 3, 2014

Talks of seizing land for Portland cargo terminal drag on

The Maine DOT’s plan to allow cargo to go from ships to trains is tied up in eminent domain bargaining that the shoreland owner calls ‘painful.’

Latest Blogs by Randy Billings

April 18, 2014

Poliquin first to TV in Maine's 2nd congressional district race

April 17, 2014

Authors, PACs, old foes and a LePage aide: Tidbits from 2nd district filings

April 17, 2014

National LGBT group endorses Michaud for Maine governor

April 16, 2014

In radio interview, LePage takes aim at own party

April 16, 2014

New poll: LePage has slight lead over Michaud in Maine gubernatorial race

April 11, 2014

Glass blowing, local food, beer on Michaud's swing through Maine

April 9, 2014

Did Jackson submit bill for partner's relative? Yes, and he's probably related, too

April 9, 2014

Cain outraises Jackson in latest 2nd District fundraising period

April 9, 2014

Maine Democrats 'doubling down' on ground game in 2014

April 8, 2014

Democratic-leaning pollster shows Michaud with 7-point edge on LePage; Cutler well behind