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Backyard chickens walking on eggshells in Maitland

To roost or not to roost?

The city’s 18-month backyard chicken pilot program ends next week, leaving the Council to decide on Monday if they want to make the practice permanent or send the hens packing.

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Family fights insurance battle over a possible sinkhole in Maitland

Family copes with sinkhole

Maitland resident Jeff Nancarvis had no idea that what would start as an annoying humming sound would lead to a frightening discovery, and a sinking feeling for the next six years, triggering a legal battle to save his house — or to escape it.

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Performing Arts of Maitland presents the Baroque Chamber Orchestra

PAM offers old-school music

Performing Arts of Maitland is bringing Baroque music back to life in Central Florida once again.

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Maitland approves development despite complaints

Project gets approval

It was sink or swim for a development proposal to put nearly 300 apartments next to Maitland’s SunRail station on Monday.

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Meet Maitland Middle's Teacher of the Year

Meet Lainie Clowers

The Maitland Middle School eighth grade science teacher was honored for her passion recently by being named the 2016 Orange County Teacher of the Year.

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Paving the road to downtown Maitland's future

The road to downtown Maitland

This vision for Maitland’s Independence Lane painted by landscape architecture firm Dix.Hite + Partners at Monday’s City Council meeting is a far cry from the black patchwork asphalt bordering a broken down Winn-Dixie that currently makes up the streetscape.

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Florida Film Festival rolls out the red carpet in Maitland

Film Festival kicks off

The Florida Film Festival makes its annual premiere on Friday with a diverse selection of over 170 features, shorts and animated indie films, representing more than 30 countries at the Enzian Theater in Maitland.

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Maitland increases rail crossing safety enforcement

Police up enforcement

The Maitland Police Department is working to train more Central Floridians not to stop their cars on train tracks with increased traffic enforcement at the city’s railroad crossings throughout April.

Funding approved for Maitland park makeovers

Maitland parks to get makeovers

A bid to classify Maitland’s old city hall site as an official park may have stalled on Monday night, but three of the city’s other parks got the go-ahead for major makeovers.

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Maitland officials get legal costs covered by city

City to pay officials' legal fees

Maitland taxpayers will pick up the tab for the legal fees three city officials wracked up while defending themselves against alleged Sunshine Law violations.

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Dale McDonald wins Maitland mayoral title

Volunteer beats former mayor

After two decades of volunteering for the city of Maitland, Dale McDonald earned his first job on the city’s payroll on Tuesday as the city’s new mayor.

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Maitland mayoral candidates face off

Who will it be?

Maitland’s mayoral race is boiling down to a battle of different backgrounds and philosophies between a former elected official and a long-time city volunteer.

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Land Maitland on the Monopoly board

Vote for city to win

Do not pass go, do not collect $200, go straight to and vote for Maitland to land its own space on Monopoly’s next game board.

Funding on track to install quiet zones in Maitland, Winter Park

Funding comes in for quiet zones

Winter Park and Maitland railroad crossings are set to get significantly quieter in the next three years.

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Maitland man killed by freight train overnight

Death ruled a suicide

A CSX freight train approaching the Lake Avenue rail crossing in Maitland didn’t have time to stop before it hit and killed a man lying on the tracks at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday.