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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...

  • Survey available for Falmouth residents

    FALMOUTH — Residents and business owners can take a new survey created by the town's Comprehensive Plan Committee to determine how best to put together the town's next Comprehensive Plan, a document that outlines goals and projects for the community. The

  • Falmouth wins grant for wood chip boiler

    FALMOUTH — The School Department announced Tuesday that it won a $500,000 grant from the Maine Forest Service to help replace the middle school oil furnaces with a wood chip boiler. The new boiler would be similar to the boiler currently used to heat the high school and new elementar...

  • Drought over for long-vacant South Portland office building

    Housing authority also seeks rezoning on Huntress Avenue SOUTH PORTLAND — For nearly three years, a vacant, four-story brick office building on Waterman Drive has been one of the most visible symbols in the city of the 2008 collapse of the financial and real estate markets. ...

  • Brunswick Development Corp. to buy land for police station

    BRUNSWICK — The town is a step closer to putting a new police station on the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets. Town Manager Gary Brown announced Monday that the Brunswick Development Corp., which is purchasing the property for the town, reached an agreement with the land owner...

  • Scarborough to Uganda: Woman partners with library for 'flat chicken' project

    SCARBOROUGH — Amy Faulkingham spent more than two years in Mali for the Peace Corps, but she still was not prepared for her recent trip to Uganda. "I was so taken aback," Faulkingham said. "It's so lush there, so green. We had fresh pineapple every day. Fresh mango, guava &ndash...

  • South Portland council delays budget vote amid questions

    School chief says spending plan is legal SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday postponed a vote on the combined city and school budgets to address questions raised during public comments. But on Wednesday, school and city officials indicated they were ready to proceed ...

  • SAD 75 withdrawal process at stake in Harpswell vote

    HARPSWELL — The fewer than two dozen residents who attended Tuesday's public hearing on the Town Meeting warrant forcefully aired their views for and against creating a committee to study withdrawing from School Administrative District 75. Article 2 on the June 14 warrant would autho...

  • Cape Elizabeth farmers offer delivery options for locavores

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Jordan family is changing the way people access and shop for locally sourced and grown food. Penny Jordan, owner of Jordan's Farm on Wells Road, and Caitlin Jordan,...