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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...

  • Divided Cape Elizabeth council ensures land trust funding, proposes Shore Road Pathway compromise

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council is offering the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust a modified proposal for placing a portion of the planned Shore Road Pathway on property managed by the trust. At a meeting on Monday, July 11, the council also rejected an attempt to reconsider a pledge of $3...

  • Economic groups update vision for Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A three-year working document outlining a long-term plan for economic development will soon return to town councilors with new details. The plan will ensure that "Scarborough will be a community known as a great place to live, work, do business, play and vacation," acco...

  • Scarborough council takes first look at $38M school proposal

    SCARBOROUGH — The estimated price tag for a geothermal heating and cooling system at a proposed new Wentworth Elementary School has dropped by about $200,000. Paul Koziel, chairman of the Wentworth Committee, which has been advocating for replacement of the existing building, said th...

  • Yarmouth resident comes home to release CD

    YARMOUTH — Whether she is singing, acting, performing or writing songs, 24-year old Laura Darrell loves entertaining. Her new EP, "Mad Mad Me," is a compilation of songs that include f...

  • Cumberland man makes furniture making an art

    CUMBERLAND — A chair or table crafted by Gregg Lipton isn't just a functional piece of furniture; it could also be considered something of a work of art. Lipton uses wood, veneer, glass and metal to make custom contemporary furnishings. The product line that he designs and handcrafts...

  • Archaeology camp at Freeport farm

    FREEPORT — As part of its "Diggin' History" summer program, the Freeport Historical Society will host an archaeological field school from July 25-29 at Pettengill Farm. The fieldwork is open to adults age 18 and older. Participants will work with professional historical archaeologis...

  • Freeport Family Literacy program gets $25K grant

    FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Family Literacy Program recently received a $25,000 grant from the Barbara Bush Foundation to support ...

  • Bath city planner to retire in September

    BATH — Jim Upham, the city's planning director for 15 years, announced Monday that he will retire Sept. 30. Among other things during Upham's tenure, Front Street was named one of the American Planning Association's 10 "Great Streets of 2009." The association lauded the "long-standin...