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South Portland, Maine is located in Cumberland County. Zip codes in South Portland, ME include 04116, and 04106. The median home price in South Portland is $225,000. More South Portland information.

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2 hrs ago | Marine News

Thai Resort Owners Sue State Owned Company for Oil Spill

Business owners on Koh Samet island are suing a state-owned petroleum enterprise for the oil spill that polluted the resort island's beaches last year.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Marine News

Hapag-Lloyd North America West Coast - Terminal Congestion Update

Hapag-Lloyd provides a status update for the heavily impacted ports. As noted in recent press articles, in anticipation of possible labor action on the US West Coast, shippers have significantly increased their import volumes.

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Bangor Daily News

Maine album review roundup: Toughcats, John Burlock, Purse

The newest album from the Toughcats hews once again to the rejuvenated brand of acoustic folk-pop they played on the last album, "Woodenball."

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Bangor Daily News

Charging station for electric cars opens, sparks interest in Portland area

"I can say with confidence that I'll never own a gas-powered car again," Lausier said, standing next to his Nissan Leaf parked outside Revision Energy on Presumpscot Street.

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Common Dreams

'David vs. Goliath Victory': Port Town Votes to Block Tar Sands Export

The community of South Portland, Maine made history Monday night when the city council voted to pass an ordinance that would block Canadian tar sands from being loaded onto tankers and exported from their port.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Sun Journal

South Portland City Council bans tar sands

South Portland made history Monday night when the City Council voted 6-1 to pass a land-use ordinance meant to prevent the bulk loading of tar sands oil on the city's waterfront.

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Sun Journal

Maine's first virtual school to hold informational in Lewiston next month

Maine Connections Academy, a virtual charter school for students in grades seven through 12, is holding several informational workshops this month and next for Maine parents and students interested in a nontraditional middle school and high school environment.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

8 Things You Need To Know on Monday, July 21

The South Portland City Council is taking a final vote on the Clear Skies ordinance tonight, Secretary of State John Kerry is on his way to the Middle East and TSA fees are going up.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Monday morning headlines from WMTW News 8

YOU ARE WATCHING NEWS 8 NOW, I'M MEGHAN TORJUSSEN. AND I'M ERIN OVALLE. THE SOUTH PORTLAND CITY COUNCIL POISED TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION ON THE CLEAR SKIES ORDINANCE TONIGHT.

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Vancouver Sun

Keep Alberta oil out of our pipeline: South Portland

Far less pretty, the pipes have perhaps played an equally important role as the lighthouse has in the development of this city into a major seaport.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Athletes swim, run and bike to fight cancer at Tri for a Cure

The all-women's triathlon raises over $1.5 million for the Maine Cancer Foundation, and one cancer survivor received an extra surprise at Sunday's race.

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Bangor Daily News

South Portland council should vote no on anti-oil sands ordinance

As president of the Maine State Chamber of Commerce, I am pleased to be joined by Matt Marks, president of the Associated General Contractors of Maine; Brian Parke, president of the Maine Motor Transport Association; Hope Perkins, president of the Associated Builders and Contractors' Maine chapter; Jamie Py, president of the Maine Energy Marketers ... (more)

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Bangor Daily News

What E.E. Cummings teaches us about love and death

Earlier this summer, after riding my bike along the Greenbelt in South Portland, I pit stopped at Bug Light Park to take a break and watch the waves and kite flyers.

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Bangor Daily News

Maine's Job and Employment Deficits

THE state jobs data was released yesterday and revealed that, again, the Maine economy and labor market continue to slowly improve.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Preparations underway for annual Tri for a Cure

Racers picked up their packets at SMCC at the annual Tri Expo Saturday ahead of Sunday's big race.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

WEX signs deals expanding its reach in health care and European fuel card markets

The South Portland-based payment processor WEX Inc. this week closed a multi-million dollar deal to acquire a health care payment company and inked or advanced deals to expand its fuel card business in Europe.

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State of Maine

Maine Unemployment Rate 5.5 Percent in June

State Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette released June workforce estimates, noting the unemployment rate was down and the employment to population ratio was up over the last year.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

Capital Weekly

Maine-made music at Lobster Fest

The 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival runs Wednesday through Sunday, July 30 through Aug. 3, in Harbor Park and offers three big nights of live music, as well as various performances throughout each day.

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WMTW-TV Auburn

Cancer researcher thankful for grant funded by the Tri for a Cure

Money raised at events like the Tri for a Cure is funding a grant that's making Pradeep Sathyanarayana's cancer research possible.

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Bangor Daily News

How do Maine's Metro Areas do in attracting College Grads?

WHILE the evidence of a skills gap in Maine remains questionable at best , the state does face longer-term structural problems regarding its aging population .

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