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Maitland ballot set for March election

Lowndes reelected, two for seat 2

The ballot is set as qualifying closed today at noon, with former City Councilwoman Bev Reponen squaring off against local activist Martha Bryant-Hall for seat 2.

Maitland City Council election qualifying kicks off

Two seats up for grabs

There are faces new and old poised to enter the ring for two contestable Maitland City Council seats this week, as qualifying to get on the ballot for the city’s March 11 election begins on Monday.

Small changes ease Maitland traffic woes

Working to ease traffic woes

Maitland city staff fielded a flock of citizens’ complaints about the state of traffic in downtown Maitland last week as construction continues at the intersection of Horatio Avenue and U.S. Highway 17-92.

Maitland goes electric, adds Chevy Volt to fleet

City adds first electric car

Maitland is greening up its public works’ department next year, with the City Council voting to add an electric hybrid Chevy Volt to its fleet last week.

Construction tangles Maitland traffic

Clogs up shopping center

Holiday supermarket shoppers in Maitland were unhappy last week as road construction snarled traffic at the intersection of U.S. Highway 17-92 and Horatio Avenue.

Maitland looks to marketing to drive development

Maitland looks to marketing

The city of Maitland’s staff members have marketing on their minds, as they work to drive development interest by drafting selling-point plans and try to clean up cumbersome building codes.

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Enzian explores plans to expand

Theater's size could triple

The Enzian Theater in Maitland is pulling back the curtain this week and showing the public its proposed expansion plans that could nearly triple it in size.

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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.