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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...

  • Scarborough may relax rules for industrial growth

    New zones created to protect town's aquifers SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. has proposed a change to the town's zoning rules that would allow businesses in industrial zones to build on up to 50 percent of their property. The maximum existing buildin...

  • UPDATE: Developers withdraw plans after Willard Square building ban moves forward in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A pair of businessmen who hoped to build an upscale market in Willard Square withdrew their plans Thursday following strong neighborhood opposition. The move came three days after the City Council gave initial approval to a 95-day emergency moratorium on new construc...

  • Topsham voters OK $8.1M budget, reject zoning changes, digital signs

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.09 million municipal budget at Wednesday's 3 1/2-hour Town Meeting. But they defeated ordinances that would have created a new commercial zone along part of Route 196 and allowed digital signs in some parts of town. The meeting drew 227 register...

  • New principal brings small-school affinity to Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The Harpswell Islands School is getting a new name, the Harpswell Community School, and a new principal, Kerry Bailey. Bailey, 59,  is anything but new to school administration. This will be her third job as a principal, and her family is filled with other school adm...

  • Correction

    The May 12 story on Page 1, "Weekly curbside recycling, trash pickup to begin this summer in Falmouth," should have said savings are the result of Pine Tree Waste's dual-bin truck system. Falmouth will not have an automated-arm truck.

  • Farewell Festival set for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — Residents will have the opportunity to say goodbye to the town's three Lunt Road school buildings in a Farewell Festival on June 3 and 4. The School Department will vacate the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools after this school year. Students next year will move  into the...

  • A Tidewater high

    A pair of visiting cows from Freeport attracted a lot of attention Saturday at the grand opening of the University of Maine Learning Center at Tidewater Farm in Falmouth. Activities included remarks by officials, demonstrations, tours of the center and the naming of a tree and bench in memory of Oak...

  • Sign of spring

    Ethan Pierce, right, shows one of Wolfe's Neck Farm's newborn lambs to visitors Saturday afternoon at the Freeport farm's Spring Festival. The event featured food, music, games, demonstrations and learning activities