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Maitland residents will vote on billboard ban

Residents to vote in March

Maitland residents will have a chance to cast their own ballots on a hotly contested issue in March: should billboards be forever banned in Maitland?

FlexBus deal rolls forward

Maitland votes Monday

A positive vote from the Maitland City Council on Monday will once again cement its stake in rolling out a renegotiated version of FlexBus.

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Backyard chickens OK to roost in Maitland

Council approves chickens

A chicken-keeping pilot program is preparing to take flight in Maitland following the City Council unanimously approving it on first reading Monday.

Cops' hands tied on finding lost phones

Do apps work?

Tracking apps can trace your phone all around the world, but in come cases the mapped location isn't enough evidence to get it back if stolen.

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Maitland's covered bridge collapses

Bridge falls after crash

On Monday night, a trailer crashed into Maitland's covered bridge, and in minutes it came tumbling down.

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Florida changes yellow-light timing laws

Lights get longer

A recent ruling by the state mandates for longer minimum yellow-light times at intersections rigged with red-light cameras.

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Greater Maitland 5K helps give kids New Hope

5K helps local kids

The Greater Maitland 5K isn't any ordinary, everyday 5K. It’s one that helps the whole community.

Maitland billboard talks return

Banning them forever

The signs are a-changin’ in Maitland, as city boards start drafting the first overhaul of the city’s sign code in decades.

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Bridge-roosting bats swarm Maitland homes

Guano piles up

Maitland Public Works director Rick Lemke said by Florida state law, killing the bats is illegal.

Maitland votes down tax hike

Holds to 2007 numbers

The Maitland City Council backtracked property tax rates to the same they’ve been since 2007.

Maitland chickens step toward acceptance

Program to allow chickens in Maitland getting closer

A two-year pilot program to allow chickens to take up residence in Maitland backyards could take flight in the coming months.

Maitland cuts tax proposal

Property owners may still see a hike

Maitland property owners can still expect to pay an increase in taxes next year.

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FlexBus slow, but moving

Bus could be year late

An update on FlexBus boasted long-awaited good news for the recently faltering intelligent transit system, but it'll be slow in coming.

Sandspur ramp will stay open

Construction for Ultimate I-4 won't affect intersection

When the Ultimate Interstate-4 becomes a reality, the intersection at Sandspur and Maitland Boulevard will function just as it does today.

Sandspur study ready for vote

Maitland board to decide what's best for interchange

The results of the Florida Department of Transportation’s study of changes to the Sandspur Road/Maitland Boulevard interchange are in.