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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...

  • Packed house for Greely grads

    The Greely High School gymnasium in Cumberland was packed with family and friends of the Class of 2011 at commencement on Sunday, June 12.

  • After church fire, no space for punk music in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The Unitarian Universalist Church on Pleasant Street was a center of community for many people, but it also hosted a vibrant, literally underground music scene. For the past few years, the church basement was an outpost of the Portland-area punk music scene, as well as fo...

  • Cape Elizabeth council holds off on Fort Williams bus, trolley fees, OKs funds for land acquisition

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors Monday night approved a $350,000 contribution to help the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust acquire nearly 64 acres of open space next to Robinson Woods. Councilors also postponed until fall further discussion about fees for tour buses and trolleys that use F...

  • Brunswick Planning Board takes up Longfellow School rezoning

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board is seeking legal advice on the proposed rezoning of the Longfellow School before proceeding with the process. Bowdoin College and town officials say the rezoning is necessary to proceed with the proposed swap of the Longfellow School for the college-own...

  • Report: Work still needed to restore Kennebec Estuary health

    BATH — A new report on the health of the Kennebec Estuary concludes that while improvement efforts have been somewhat successful, the work has failed to reverse centuries of environmental abuse. The 100-plus page report – "The Kennebec Estuary: Restoration Challenges and Oppo...

  • Historic 'Coal Pocket' property for sale in downtown Bath

    BATH — The historic, vacant Commercial Street property known as the "Coal Pocket" is for sale for nearly $1.5 million. The 4.6-acre waterfront parcel has about 1,000 feet of Kennebec River access, according to the CB Richard Ellis real estate listing. The 133 Commercial St. property ...

  • Final funds push begins for South Portland oil terminal murals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Since late 2009, millions have driven, boated or flown by the Sprague Energy oil terminal in South Portland. And all those passersby have had an eyeful of the geometric designs painted on the sides and tops of three giant fuel tanks. Now the

  • Thieves hit Harpswell Community TV where it hurts: Bottle shed

    HARPSWELL — Over the past month, thieves have been stealing returnables from the Harpswell Community Television bottle shed. The shed, at the gate to the transfer station on Mountain Road, gives residents a convenient way to contribute to the TV station. In past years, the donations ...