Maine

Planners and public health professionals in Maine are working together to increase opportunities for physical activity and active transportation.
Dec 4, 2015   Maine Association of Planners Front Page
<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
<p>The New England region's population growth rate continues to drop below that of the nation as a whole, measuring at a rate of just 0.2 percent between July 2005 and July 2006. This compares with a national growth rate of about 1 percent.</p>
Dec 31, 2006   Portland Press Herald
<p>A study released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows that nutrient pollution in New England and the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 15 years, due to pesticide use, stormwater runoff, and sewage leaks.</p>
Dec 30, 2006   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration