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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...

  • The ones who stayed behind: A handful of Navy staffers remain at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — Most U.S. Navy sailors and civilian employees will have departed the now-closed Brunswick Naval Air Station by the end of the week. But a small group of Navy employees are staying behind to take care of the deserted base. Some will be there only through the summer, while ...

  • Brunswick man turns trash into T-shirts

    BRUNSWICK — For the uninitiated, the large blue banner that hangs on the wall behind Jeremy Litchfield's desk is confusing at best, and inappropriate at worst. "GET TRASHED," it screams in an aggressive typeface, above the logo for Litchfield's athletic apparel company, Atayne.

  • Visitors center proposed for Eagle Island off Harpswell

    Zoning change goes to voters on June 14 HARPSWELL — Visitors who flock to Eagle Island, the retirement home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary, could be greeted by a new welcome center if voters approve and a group of Harpswell residents have their way. The Friends of Eagl...

  • Voters give initial OK to greater Bath school budget

    BATH — Residents from the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 gave preliminary approved Tuesday to the fiscal 2012 budget. The $25.6 million spending plan faces a final vote in a budget validation referendum Tuesday, June 7. Bath voters can cast their ballots at Bath Middle Sc...

  • Cape Elizabeth hires New Hampshire educator as superintendent of schools

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Meredith Nadeau of New Hampshire was unanimously selected Wednesday morning by the School Board to become superintendent of schools. Nadeau will take over from interim Superintendent Ken Murphy, the former superintendent of Yarmouth schools, who has been working for ...

  • UPDATE: Layoffs likely after Ohio company acquires Portland's Barber Foods

    PORTLAND — Barber Foods, which has called Portland its home for more than 50 years, has been acquired by a Cincinnati-based company. AdvancePierre Foods announced Wednesday it will continue to operate the Portland company's production facility on St. John Street. Barber Foods ...

  • UPDATE: Charge upgraded to manslaughter in shooting death of Cape Elizabeth man

    CAPE ELIZABETH — High School Principal Jeffrey Shedd on Thursday remembered 2006 graduate Andy Holland, 23, who was shot to death Tuesday in Farmington, as a diligent student. "He was quiet, smart and a hard worker," Shedd said. "It is a tragedy." Holland's younger sister grad...

  • Falmouth festival, parade will close roads, limit parking

    FALMOUTH — The Plummer-Motz/Lunt schools Farewell Festival and parade will result in some traffic disruption this weekend. The parade is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, and will result in the closure of Lunt, Depot and Middle roads from 9:15 a.m. to about 10 a.m. ...