Maine

Can one small port city make a difference? South Portland, home to an oil tanker facility that has long received crude from abroad, has blocked the owner from exporting tar sands crude and hopes to spur other cities to act.
Jul 25, 2014   NPR
When a Somali population moved into a dying city in Maine, the benefits of the "new injection of energy" they brought with them has been clear ever since--particularly eonomic growth.
Jan 28, 2009   Newsweek
For decades, development in Maine sprawled away from cities and across the landscape. The flailing economy may be the only thing that can change the pattern.
Dec 9, 2008   Maine Sunday Telegram
<p>Southern Maine planners, who have long subscribed to the idea that they worked in rural, car-dependent communities, are beginning to embrace density, mixed-uses, and transit.</p>
Aug 5, 2008   Portland Press Herald
<p>Heather Stewart's vision of a country wedding in a resorted country barn are thwarted by code enforcement officers at the last minute. 'We have zoning rules and building codes that always get in the way of dreams,' Reinsborough said.</p>
Jun 23, 2008   Portland Press Herald
<p>Officials in Maine are considering a plan to build a cross-state superhighway.</p>
Jun 9, 2008   The Ellsworth American
<p>A punch was thrown and hair was pulled at a recent meeting of the Guilford, Maine, Historical Society after tension arose over the removal and display of historic photos from the town museum.</p>
May 30, 2008   Bangor Daily News
<p>The City of Saco, Maine is turning land the federal government once labeled a toxic Superfund site into a hub for hiking, fishing, and recreation.</p>
May 28, 2008   Portland Press Herald
<p>The City Manager of Portland, Maine terminates 98 positions, including the Urban Designer and Historic Preservation staff, eliminates the Parks Department, and moves the Economic Development department in to the Administrative office.</p>
Apr 28, 2008   Portland Press Herald
<p>A 2,300-unit development near a Maine lake is facing an environmental test to determine its carbon footprint. Environmentalists say the impact is too great, but developers dispute the analysis.</p>
Jan 22, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>The Bayside neighborhood's economic, cultural and racial diversity is reflected in housing types, restaurants, scrap yards and grocery stores.</p>
Mar 5, 2007   The New York Times