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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...

  • Environmentalists press for quicker fix for Portland's $170M sewer problem

    PORTLAND — Two environmental groups are pressing the city to complete projects sooner rather than later that will reduce the raw sewage being discharged into the city's waterways. The City Council held a workshop Monday on a plan to address the discharges into Back Cove, the Fore Riv...

  • North Yarmouth Town Meeting: Recreation, library, other services at risk

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town could lose recreation, library and other services it receives from Cumberland if it does not add nearly $20,000 to its fiscal 2012 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 18. North Yarmouth pays Cumberland annually for recreation, library, snow removal, pub...

  • Norway Savings Bank branch moves

    FALMOUTH — A new Norway Savings Bank office opened Monday at 266 Route 1, next door to the Foreside Tavern. The bank branch moved from 240 Route 1, in the Shops at Falmouth Village, down the street to a free-standing building. The new bank has a "hybrid branch" design, which is a mor...

  • Family Fun Day, races Saturday in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The 16th Close to the Coast 5K and 10K races are Saturday as part of Winslow Park Family Fun Day. Race registration is from 7:15 to 8:45 a.m. and costs $15. There will be a 1K Kids Fun Run after the main race and every participant will get a prize from Wilbur's of Maine. R...

  • Thompson's Point developers in line for $32M tax break in Portland

    PORTLAND — Developers planning to build a mixed-use project on Thompson's Point are on track to receive a nearly $31.5 million tax break over the next 30 years. But some City Councilors raised concerns Monday, not about whether to give the company the break, but about their own commi...

  • Wessler, founder of Portland's Center for Preventing Hate, turns the page in civil rights fight

    PORTLAND — Stephen Wessler remembers sitting in the living room of his parent's Cambridge, Mass., home as a young boy watching Walter Cronkite report on the civil rights movement. Later, in 1968, Wessler recalled Cronkite reporting on the assassination of civil rights leader the Rev....

  • Greater Portland among communities getting funds for land detox

    PORTLAND — Local, state and federal officials on Friday gathered at the former Mirada Adams School on Munjoy Hill to announce nearly $3 million to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated lands. The Greater Portland Council of Governments was awarded $400,000 in assessment funding...

  • Latin, Greek programs soar at Portland High School

    PORTLAND — For many of us, our knowledge of Latin is limited to "E pluribus unum," "semper fidelis" and possibly "et tu, Brute?" But at Portland High School, Latin is cool. Or frigus, to be exact. "This is my least stressful class," said freshman and first-year Latin ...