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  • Portland Planning Board approves big Bayside project, with conditions

    PORTLAND — The residential and retail complex known as Midtown was approved unanimously by the Planning Board on Tuesday night, after a five-hour public hearing, five years after it was proposed. But conditions attached to the site plan approval will still require Miami-based Fe...

  • Falmouth considers support for cheerleaders

    FALMOUTH — The School Board spent a good chunk of its nearly 2 1/2-hour workshop Monday in continuing discussion about the Pay to Participate program. It also referred a proposal for a sanctioned high school cheerleading squad to its finance committee. The proposal, similar to...

  • Yarmouth High School principal to retire

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth High School Principal Ted Hall will retire from his position June 30. Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff made the announcement Feb. 25 that Hall will be leaving after 10 years at YHS. Dolloff said the search for Hall's successor will take place during t...

  • Falmouth land use discussion gets heated

    FALMOUTH — Tension grew at times when members of the public weighed in last week on proposed land use policies to implement the town's Comprehensive Plan. Representatives from...

  • Portland City Council works on welfare strategy

    PORTLAND — City Councilors on Monday girded themselves for the potential $7 million loss of state aid reimbursements to the city's General Assistance program. "I don't think we can afford to pick up what the state won't pay for," Councilor Jill Duson said in a workshop session that f...

  • Portland garage policy piques islanders

    PORTLAND — A change at the Casco Bay Lines garage has stirred island residents who say it means they can't use the Commercial Street building. Last month, island residents who pay for monthly parking received letters telling them they had to come in by Feb. 24 to renew their passes b...

  • Portland International Jetport plans for a sustainable future

    PORTLAND — A brisk breeze sliced through the air last week as Dave Tourigny cleared snow from the the top floor of the Portland International Jetport parking garage. Meanwhile, just off Jetport Boulevard, vehicles squeezed past a South Portland-based Clean Harbors tanker truck unload...

  • Early Cumberland budget proposes 10.6% hike

    CUMBERLAND — A draft of the town's fiscal 2016 general fund budget shows a 10.6 percent increase over current spending. Much of the hike is due to changes in the way the town accounts for programs it already funds. The preliminary $10.4 million budget for next year is still un...

  • Portland councilors, staff seek affordable housing solutions

    PORTLAND — A proposed requirement that affordable housing be included in new developments is likely to face additional City Council review later this month. On Feb. 25, city Planning & Urban Development Director Jeff Levine renewed the discussion of "inclusionary zoning" with the...

  • Jewish Community Alliance gets $2.5M gift to buy Portland church, build new JCC

    PORTLAND — Spring meetings with neighbors and city officials are expected as the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine plans for a new community center to be built on the site of the former St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. “We really are going to be going forward," alli...