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  • Portland zoning question heads back to council, amid debate over building heights, waterfront views

    PORTLAND — Height is the root of a dispute about zoning needed to redevelop the Portland Co. complex at 58 Fore St. CPB2, the development company owned by Jim Brady, Casey Prentice and Kevin Costello, is seeking two zoning changes for 10 acres of property and additional submerged lan...

  • Portland attorney announces council bid

    PORTLAND — The first hat is in the ring. Spencer Thibodeau, 27, of Pitt Street, announced in a May 18 press release he will seek the City Council District 2 seat currently held by Councilor David Marshall. Thibodeau, an attorney at Verrill Dana, said he would like to "shift th...

  • Mime time

    This mime has been a fixture at every Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival since the event began. The fifth annual outdoor celebration of the arts rolls onto Maine Street this Saturday. The works of nearly 100 artists will be on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. On the mall, artisa...

  • Topsham selectmen OK town radio equipment move

    TOPSHAM — An antenna used to broadcast police, fire and emergency communication will be moved later this month to save the town money and the headaches of winter maintenance. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously Aug. 10 to fund the movement of the town's radio system to its publi...

  • Recycling rate drops after changes in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Recycling rates for July are down, after the town doubled the number of curbside pick-ups and eliminated its silver bullets. Falmouth historically has one of the highest recycling rates in all of the ecomaine participating towns, typically recycling between 45 and 50 perce...

  • All aboard

    "Junior Conductor" Owen Rogers, 3, and his dad, Brian Rogers, check out the train, on display at the Amtrak 40-year-anniversary celebration in Freeport on Saturday. The Rogers family, who are visiting the area from Denver, Colo., joined many others in exploring exhibits and taking tours on the tr...

  • North Yarmouth hosts Fun Day, triathlon, Aug. 27-28

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Not to be lost in the contrails of the Great State of Maine Air Show happening the same weekend, this year's North Yarmouth Fun Day is hosting an air show of its own, of sorts. Two residents are expected to fly their planes over Fun Day's parade, and the Saturday, Au...

  • Candidate pool filling up in upcoming Freeport election

    FREEPORT — In the past two weeks, nine residents have taken out nomination papers for various positions in the Nov. 8 municipal election. There are three Town Council seats, two seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees, one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees and two ...

  • GOP presidential candidate to visit Freeport

    FREEPORT — Republican presidential candidate Gary E. Johnson, former governor of New Mexico, will be the guest speaker at the annual Maine Republican Liberty Caucus Calvin Coolidge Clambake. The public is welcome to attend and tickets are $25 at the door. The event starts at 5 p.m. o...

  • Village Improvement Society donates historical signs to Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Residents who enjoy the Royal River Park for its beauty, open space and walking path can now learn about the history of the river going back nearly 300 years. Thanks to a gift from the ...