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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...

  • Decision expected on proposed Scarborough Beach parking lot

    SCARBOROUGH — The debate over whether to allow a 500-car parking lot and beach access near Scarborough Beach, on 64 acres owned by Sprague Corp., is heating up as a Zoning Board of Appeals meeting approaches. A decision, which will be made on March 31 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, has been... 2

  • Tax hike still 1.2% as Cape Elizabeth council finishes muni budget review

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Meeting as the Finance Committee, the Town Council finished its review of the proposed municipal budget on Monday, March 21. The proposed $8.9 million budget includes increases in franchise fees from Time Warner Cable and an increase in fuel costs. Although th...

  • Scarborough history students get a special glimpse of women's role in WWII

    SCARBOROUGH — When history teacher George Jones told his class to talk to their grandparents about their memories of World War II, he hoped his students would learn a little about how the war affected people they knew. But when one of his students, Amita Gelinas, talked to her grandm...

  • Recount affirms SAD 75 election result in Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — A recount on Sunday did not change the outcome of the March 12 School Administrative District 75 election. Write-in candidate Sheryl Johnson requested the recount. In the initial tally, Johnson received 286 votes, trailing incumbent Jane Meisenbach, with 484 votes, and Ka...

  • Brunswick council backs away from back-in parking

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council has had enough of back-in parking at Maine Street Station. Driving straight out of a parking spot is considered safer than having to back out, and the angled back-in parking was believed to create additional parking spots at Maine Street Station. H...

  • Cape Elizabeth council OKs vendor program at Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council approved a pilot program Monday night for food vendors at Fort Williams Park. Interested vendors have until 2 p.m. on April 8 to submit

  • Brunswick High School raises the (salad) bar

    BRUNSWICK — Students flooded into the Brunswick High School cafeteria at 11 a.m. on Monday, prepared to hustle through the lunch line and back to their tables to eat. But something stood in their way –  a girl in a broccoli costume wielding a pair of scissors. Plant...

  • Topsham hires Millinocket's public works director

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved the hiring of Dennis Cox of Millinocket as the town's public works director. Cox, 51, has spent the past 11 years as Millinocket's public works director. He will start in Topsham on April 19. He replaces Rob Pontau, who lef...