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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...

  • Shortage of fire, rescue volunteers prompts Harpswell to consider privatization

    Aging population means greater need for rescue services HARPSWELL — Joyce Thomas does not remember fondly a time last year when there were no emergency medical technicians available in Harpswell Neck for a 911 call.  It was during the day, and like many of Harpswell's v...

  • South Portland market fishes for neighborhood spirit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Between the lunch and dinner rush last week, Bob Coppersmith kept piling haddock fillets on a digital scale. His pleasant conversation with two customers was drowned out momentarily by a loudspeaker announcement that a dine-in customer's order was ready. It wa...

  • Correction

    Last week's story, "School budget divides Falmouth Town Council," should have said the school budget was approved by the School Board several weeks ago, 6-1, with David Snow opposed.

  • 'Farewell Festival' planned for Falmouth schools

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is planning a "Farewell Festival" for the soon-to-be vacated Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools. The event, scheduled for June 3 and 4, will be held on the Lunt School campus and will include a parade from Village Park ...

  • Renys plans August opening for Topsham store

    TOPSHAM — On the heels of opening in Portland this week, R.H. Reny revealed plans to open a department store in Topsham in August. Company President John Reny said Tuesday that Renys will rent the former Village Candle space at the Topsham Fair Mall. The store will be more than 30,00...

  • Public art projects on display in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College students in a public art class will be displaying their projects this weekend at the Curtis Memorial Library. The students were assigned by Professor Mark Wethli to envision the best place for public art in the downtown area, and then create models of thei...

  • Dog training trials in Bath this weekend

    BATH — Casco Bay Dog Training Club will host its annual obedience and rally trials on Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17, at Bath Middle School. Dogs of all breeds come with their handlers from all over the eastern United States to compete in the event. Only dogs entered in the...

  • Brunswick adopts PACE, Willow Grove hydrants, parking lot lease

    BRUNSWICK — The town this week became the 62nd in Maine to adopt an ordinance that gives residents access to loans for home weatherization improvements. Freeport, Topsham and Bath, have already signed on to the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, which is run by Efficiency Maine ...