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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...

  • Rooster: It's what's for dinner

    I cooked my first rooster last weekend. I had reservations. I thought the meat would be tough. I thought it would taste too "gamey." I thought it would smell like a barnyard. I was wrong. Penny Jordan of

  • Rooster: It's what's for dinner

    I cooked my first rooster last weekend. I had reservations. I thought the meat would be tough. I thought it would taste too "gamey." I thought it would smell like a barnyard. I was wrong. Penny Jordan of

  • Bedbug-buster: Brunswick pest expert joins industry task force

    BRUNSWICK — Rich Stevenson was brought up with bugs. He's an entomologist and is the third generation in his family to go into the bug-busting business. He grew up fighting termites, mice, and cockroaches alongside his two brothers. Now they are co-owners of Modern Pest Services, a c... 1

  • Council warms to $9M unified plan for Freeport fields

    FREEPORT — The Town Council did not take any formal action Tuesday night, but councilors reacted favorably to a combined proposal of more than $9 million for fields, trails and outdoor recreation from community and school groups. The two groups are community members known as Freeport...

  • North Yarmouth selectmen weigh reduced employee benefits

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen unanimously curbed benefits for future town employees on Tuesday, but tabled consideration of the same reductions for current employees. Among the changes, proposed by the town's Personnel Committee, are elimination of several paid holidays: Ma...

  • Back to a new school

    Second-graders in teacher Kelly Drolet's class enjoy their first day in the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland on Monday. From left, William Oppenheimer Modin, Anthony Stansek, Hannah Smith, Drolet, Bryona Pelletier and Nicholas Leschy.

  • Falmouth council moves toward single question on community center, library proposals

    FALMOUTH — A June referendum question asking voters if they support moving the library to the Lunt School building and creating a community center at the Motz School, at a "net-zero" tax impact, moved closer to approval Monday night. After a presentation of a new cost analysis and pr...

  • Yarmouth council finds savings, but tax rate rises 2.5%

    YARMOUTH — The tax rate has been a moving target as changes to the school budget and the cost of fuel for Wyman Station has raised a projected increase from 1.37 percent to 2.5 percent. Working as the Operations Committee on Feb. 14, the council identified several ways to reduce the ...