July 29, 2010, 9am PDT
In Lewiston, Maine, planners are reforming old zoning laws governing "boarding houses", an old-fashioned term that refers to lodging where meals are provided. By allowing "lodging houses" instead in those zones, more affordable housing can exist.
The Sun Journal
March 5, 2010, 11am PST
The Portland waterfront is zoned to exclude anything but marine uses, but with a slump in the fishing industry property owners are pushing for the freedom to build for other uses along the water.
Portland Press Herald
October 18, 2009, 5am PDT
Maine mill town asks citizens to record their memories at downtown "Heart Spots" as part of the master planning process.
The Journal Tribune
January 28, 2009, 7am PST
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.
December 9, 2008, 11am PST
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.
Maine Sunday Telegram
August 5, 2008, 7am PDT
<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>
Portland Press Herald
June 23, 2008, 7am PDT
<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>
Portland Press Herald
June 9, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Officials in Maine are considering a plan to build a cross-state superhighway.</p>
The Ellsworth American
May 30, 2008, 2pm PDT
<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>
Bangor Daily News
May 28, 2008, 1pm PDT
<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>
Portland Press Herald
April 28, 2008, 1am PDT
<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>
Portland Press Herald
January 22, 2008, 1pm PST
<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>
The Christian Science Monitor
March 5, 2007, 12pm PST
<p>The Bayside neighborhood's economic, cultural and racial diversity is reflected in housing types, restaurants, scrap yards and grocery stores.</p>
The New York Times
December 31, 2006, 5am PST
<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>
Portland Press Herald
December 30, 2006, 9am PST
<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>
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
December 14, 2006, 5am PST
<p>As the carbon neutrality market grows, some experts wonder if the non-regulated practice is having any real effect on the environment.</p>
Portland Sunday Telegram
November 29, 2006, 10am PST
<p>Despite the sudden sale and closure of Portland's once vibrant public market, one pizza parlor owner continues to incur large losses but refuses to shut down.</p>
Portland Press Herald
November 9, 2006, 10am PST
<p>The founder of Burt's Bees is buying land in hopes of creating a new national park in Maine, but locals disagree with the plan to ban snowmobiling, hunting and all-terrain vehicles on 50,000 of her acres.</p>
The New York Times
October 27, 2006, 7am PDT
<p>The City of Portland, Maine, continues to struggle with the decision of whether or not to renovate or rebuild the 28 year old Cumberland County Civic Center.</p>
Portland Press Herald
October 14, 2006, 5am PDT
<p>A small college in Maine has made a pledge to reduce and offset all of its greenhouse gas emissions, including those generated by students' trips to and from school.</p>
The Washington Post