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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...

  • Cape School Board continues budget talks, superintendent search

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board continued March 8 to work through the 2012 fiscal budget and received an update on the superintendent search process. Board Chairwoman Mary Townsend said 15 candidates from nine states have applied to fill the superintendent position, currently ...

  • Section of Wentworth School could be spared for community programs

    SCARBOROUGH — Make space for Community Services or don't make space and lose some services? That is the question town councilors and the members of the Wentworth Building Committee are wrestling with as plans for the new 800-student intermediate school begin to take shape. And...

  • Morse takes on sexuality, abuse of power in one-act play

    BATH — Morse High School's entry in the Regional One-Act Play competition next weekend could raise some eyebrows, according to the play's director. "This is absolutely the most controversial play we've ever produced," said Kevin O'Leary, Morse's One-Act director. The play, "In...

  • New Scarborough Beach parking lot decision delayed again

    SCARBOROUGH — A meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals that would have ruled on a special exception appeal for construction of a 500-car parking lot near Scarborough Beach was delayed this week. Town staff decided changes to the proposal by Black Point Resources Management warranted ...

  • Congestion likely as construction projects take over Route 1

    SCARBOROUGH — Two major road construction projects will disrupt traffic along Route 1 this summer, a result of town and state plans to improve a congested intersection and a busy stretch of the road. Construction began this week to add turn lanes at the Haigis Parkway and Route 1 int...

  • Yarmouth representative hosts coffee talks

    YARMOUTH — Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, will host a monthly coffee talk with constituents every Friday at the Royal Bean on Route 1. The first coffee talk is scheduled for March 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Constituents are invited to talk to or ask Innes about anything regar...

  • Brunswick Landing subject of Freeport Chamber forum

    FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast forum Thursday, March 17 to discuss business opportunities at Brunswick Landing. Stev...

  • Local optometrist publishes first novel

    BRUNSWICK — What would drive an optometrist to write a novel? For Brian Daniels, the answer is: his patients. "I am blessed with having a constant parade of interesting people that come through my office every day," he said. "Some of the most interesting patients who have come...