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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...

  • Center helps launch book on city's Irish longshoremen

    PORTLAND — The Maine Irish Heritage Center at 34 Gray St. will host a launching event on Friday at 7 p.m. for Munjoy Hill author Michael C. Connolly's new book.  Connolly, a history professor at St. Joseph's College, will sign copies of "Seated By The Sea: The Maritime History o...

  • Portland library to host e-book forum

    PORTLAND — The Portland Public Library will host a forum about e-books and e-readers on Friday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium. "E-book Sandbox: Embracing a New Way of Reading" will address common questions about e-readers, and library staff will demonstrate how to the...

  • Towns roll out text-a-tip to combat underage drinking

    FALMOUTH — In an effort to curb drinking by young people, six area towns are participating in a new text-a-tip program. The program, organized by Casco Bay Create Awareness Now and paid for by a grant, allows people to text, go online, or use a smart-phone app to let police know abou...

  • Jewish museum to dedicate garden

    PORTLAND — The Maine Jewish Museum at the Etz Chaim Synagogue on Sunday will dedicate its new garden and courtyard at 267 Congress St. The June 26 ceremony, which starts at 3 p.m., is expected to include remarks from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and Mayor Nicholas Mavodones.

  • Acting principal gets top job at Greely High School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — As of July 1, Greely High School's interim principal will be interim no more. The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors voted 7-1 Monday to hire Daniel McKeone as principal, Superintendent Robert Hasson said. McKeone, 45, started at Greely High in 1... 1

  • New farmers' market in Yarmouth offers fresh, organic goods

    YARMOUTH — A new farmers' market offering a variety of organic and sustainable products launched last week at Town Hall. Farmers from North Yarmouth, Brunswick, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Falmouth will offer fresh cheese, yogurt, vegetables, sweets, meats, flowers and soups at the wee...

  • North Yarmouth OKs extra money for services from Cumberland

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Town Meeting on Saturday narrowly approved adding nearly $20,000 to the fiscal 2012 budget. The vote ensures the town will continue to receive a package of services from Cumberland for another year. But some residents expressed desire to look into options with...

  • Cumberland planners to weigh Route 1 retail ban

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday sent the Planning Board the question of whether to restrict primarily retail businesses from the Office Commercial South Zone on Route 1. The board is expected to make a recommendation next month. Associated retail uses could remain in t...