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Buses to start running from SunRail to Maitland Center

Buses start running to Maitland Center

Seven months after SunRail started rolling, Maitland Center employees will finally have a feasible way to get to work by commuting on the rails with a new bus service line.

Maitland approves downtown redevelopment plan

Will say goodbye to Winn-Dixie

The project will transform the block between Packwood and Horatio avenues sandwiched between U.S. Highway 17-92 and Independence Lane.

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Mayors' Sole Challenge pits Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville in fitness battle

Cities battle for fitness

On Saturday, November 1, the cities of Winter Park, Eatonville and Maitland will compete for cash prizes in Healthy Central Florida’s third Mayors’ Sole Challenge.

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Maitland downtown vote stalled

Will vote on Nov. 17

An overflow crowd of riled up Maitland residents found out on Thursday that they’ll have to wait a few more weeks to learn the fate of a main section of the city’s downtown district.

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Maitland Council to vote on first downtown proposal

Maitland Council to vote Thursday

With an affirmative vote from the Maitland City Council on Thursday, the lot where the old decrepit Winn-Dixie resides could finally be getting a makeover – rising from the ashes into a mixed-use six-story apartment building.

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Winter Park, Maitland pass medical marijuana regulations

Cities pass preliminary restrictions

Both Winter Park and Maitland passes preliminary restrictions of where medical marijuana -- if legalized in November -- can be sold in each city. In both, the options will be narrowly limited.

Maitland residents debate the fate of the city’s downtown district

Residents debate downtown fate

Should the downtown center be a park where you sit on a bench and enjoy the open-air green space, or a parking garage where you park your car before strolling the streets’ new bustling retail shops?

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Maitland Art Center earns National Historic Landmark status

MAC earns national honor

The Maitland Art Center officially earned the designation as the first National Historic Landmark in Orange County, and the 44th in the state of Florida on Sept. 30.

Maitland loses CRA director, keeps downtown plans moving

Maitland works to bring downtown plans forward

As downtown development proposals continue to face the scrutiny of city boards, Maitland’s city manager is set to start mulling over a separate stack of applications looking to fill the soon-to-be-open staff position in charge of community redevelopment.

Maitland signals tax, sign code changes

Council raises taxes, changes code

A sign of the times, the Maitland City Council made updates on Monday to two fundamentals of the city that had previously been unchanged for years: the city’s millage rate and its sign code.

Maitland keeps tax hike on the table

Could raise rates 11 percent

Maitland property owners are one City Council vote away from paying an estimated 11 percent more in property taxes next year.

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Maitland mayor backtracks on charter violation confession

Says he didn't violate charter

Two weeks after Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker admitted to violating the City Charter by directing city staffers without proper approval, he was singing a different tune on Monday.

Maitland mayor's misbehavior stirs debate

Residents call for resignation

Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker’s misuse of power as designated by the City Charter is churning up calls for his resignation, and rumors of decades-long wrongful delegation of power among the city’s leadership.

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The Finley Project offers support for grieving mothers

Mom creates charity after loss

The Finley Project, created by Maitland mom Noelle Moore, is aimed at helping moms heal after they’ve lost a child.

Policy check puts Maitland mayor in place

Did mayor overstep bounds?

A workshop about budgeting last week bowled into an hour of bickering between members of the Maitland City Council about balance of power in the city’s government.