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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...

  • Greater Bath school budget heads to voters

    BATH — The public will soon have the opportunity to weigh in on the $25.6 million Regional School Unit 1 budget. The fiscal 2012 spending plan goes to the first of two public votes at a district budget meeting next week. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 31, at Bath Middle...

  • SAD 75 voters grant first passage to FY 12 budget

    TOPSHAM — In less than an hour, and with little public comment, School Administrative District 75 voters approved next year's $34.2 million budget on May 19. The audience approved separate budget warrant articles by a show of hands in the Town Meeting-style gathering, held at the Ori...

  • Mid-Coast communities plan Memorial Day events

    BATH — Mid-Coast communities are paying homage to the soldiers who gave their lives for this country in a variety of Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 30. Members of American Legion Post 21 in Bath will assemble at their 200 Congress Ave. headquarters from 6-7 a.m. and then proc...

  • Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board

    BRUNSWICK — Anna Nelson thought she knew what she was getting into when she bought a home on Bouchard Drive, right next to the train tracks. "I had seen the trains and heard the trains and it wasn't anything I couldn't live with," she said. What she wasn't expecting was a near... 3

  • State education department reviews special ed complaint against SAD 75

    TOPSHAM — The Maine Department of Education is investigating whether systemic violations of special education regulations exist in School Administrative District 75.  DOE spokesman David Connerty-Marin said last week that his department often receives complaints referring to the...

  • Navy hotel faces uncertain future

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has postponed its search for an operator of the 248-room Navy Gateway Inn & Suites, despite seeking proposals and offering a tour of the facility to interested parties. During an April 19 tour of the hotel, which closed Ap...

  • Bay House extension sent to Portland City Council with conditions

    PORTLAND — Approvals for a $30 million mixed-use development on Newbury Street won a unanimous 15-month extension Tuesday from the Planning Board. But the Massachusetts-based developer must address neighborhood concerns about the lack of maintenance of the former Village Cafe site, a...

  • 4 candidates vie for 2 Falmouth Town Council seats

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Town Council in the June 14 election. Incumbent Teresa Pierce, who has served one three-year term on the council, is up against three first-time candidates: Jonathan Berry, Patricia Kirby and Chris Orestis. The polls wi...