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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...

  • Bath council likes suggestions for South End Park

    BATH — In a series of straw votes Wednesday, the City Council approved improvements to South End Park. The work will be funded with $100,000 from Bath Iron Works. The Washington Street riverside park, which previously belonged to the nearby shipyard, is a popular venue where d...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board willing to meet council half way on budget cuts

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has come up with alternatives after town councilors cut the proposed school budget. Counci...

  • Brunswick Sewer District upgrade to go to voters

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Sewer District customers will vote in November on funding for a $22 million upgrade of the aging waste-water treatment plant. The plant was built in the late 1960s and was last upgraded in 1991. The money for the renovation will come from the Ma...

  • Brunswick subdivision gets green light

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board Tuesday approved the Chamberlain Woods subdivision. The board had tabled the application in April, concerned that the plan con...

  • Divided Brunswick council defeats motions on train idling

    BRUNSWICK — Attempts to pressure the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority to install equipment to limit train idling failed at Monday night's Town Council meeting. NNEPRA will, however, still move forward with installation of an auxiliary power unit to reduce idling, ba...

  • Topsham planners await more information on subdivision proposal

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday tabled discussion on a proposed 16-home subdivision off Middlesex Road. The Glades Above Homeplace development of single-family homes, proposed by Thomas Bethea, would be built on 35 acres bordered by the Arbor Avenue, Bay Park and Homeplace ne...

  • Harpswell 1 stop away from public transit service

    HARPSWELL — Geography and population have long made it hard to provide public transportation in town. But that could soon change, Town Administrator Kristi Eiane said. The Board of Selectmen is moving forward on a draft agreement with Rockland-based nonprofit Coastal Tran...

  • South Portland armory project on track for approval

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The vacant, former Maine National Guard Armory is a step closer to becoming a functional, multi-use business center. With little discussion Monday night, the City Council unanimously approved rezoning the 2.74-acre parcel from Residential District A zone to Cond...