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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...

  • South Portland lawmaker gets more time to fine-tune anti-bullying bill

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For state Rep. Terry Morrison, it's not quite back to the drawing board, but it's close. The South Portland Democrat sponsored a bill in the just-concluded session aimed at prohibiting school bullying and punishing bullies. The bill enjoyed popular support among lawm...

  • Yarmouth honors Civil War soldier

    Members of the 3rd Maine Volunteer Infantry re-enactors march into the Old Baptist Cemetery in Yarmouth on Saturday, July 2, where members of the American Legion Anderson-Mayberry Post No. 91 sponsored a headstone dedication for the previously unmarked grave of Civil War Pvt. William Johnson of t...

  • Portland police hope for new leads in 2008 killing of James Angelo

    PORTLAND — Police held a press conference Wednesday to once again solicit the public's help in solving the 2008 killing of a Mercy Hospital security guard. Mercy Hospital and Maine Medical Center are offering a $30,000 reward to anyone who provides information that leads to the arres...

  • Harpswell clammer wants better signs on town line

    HARPSWELL — A quahog harvester wants a court to require clarification of where the Brunswick-Harpswell town line crosses Middle Bay. Bobby Field, a Harpswell resident, was issued a summons by Brunswick Assistant Marine Resource Officer Paul Plummer in May for allegedly harvesting in ...

  • Bath planners to continue talks on cell tower rules

    BATH — The Planning Board opted Tuesday to continue talks next month on wireless communications facility regulations. The board discussed changes to the proposed rules, including how to ensure that an abandoned cellular tower is dismantled. Planning Director Jim Upham also would like...

  • Brunswick school principal on paid leave after arrest in Freeport

    BRUNSWICK — The principal of Coffin Elementary School is on paid administrative leave following his arrest on June 28 in Freeport. Greg Scott, 56, was arrested at his Merrill Road home in Freeport just before 3 p.m. June 28 on charges of criminal trespass, theft of services, assault ...

  • Summer school shuffle: Brunswick readies old, new buildings

    Ron Goddard of Reliable Pro Painting puts the finishing touches on a window frame at Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School. The tinted windows separate the administrators' offices from the large, open entryway.

  • Scarborough may soon fell 'Elsie,' its last giant elm

    SCARBOROUGH — It's been a good run for the old girl. Although estimates of her age vary, Elsa the elm tree – popularly known as "Elsie" – has watched over Oak Hill for roughly 200 years. She survived the epidemic that killed many of her siblings, road work that nearl...