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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...

  • South Portland schools brace for influx of special ed students

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Schools are preparing for an influx of special education students next year, according to the superintendent. Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the district anticipates four times as many kindergarten students with special needs will enter the school syste...

  • Brunswick police station panel addresses transparency, public information

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Station Subcommittee met Tuesday to determine how best to address people who claim the group has not been transparent enough or made enough information publicly available. The committee was formed in December in response to opposition to the site selection proc...

  • Dead River donates to 'Share the Warmth'

    SCARBOROUGH — Dead River Co. announced this week that it has partnered with the United Way of Greater Portland to match donations collected from people and businesses to provide fuel assistance to needy people in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The program, called Share the Warmth,...

  • Restaurant opening a milestone for South Portland plaza

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jeff Applegate has vacationed in southern Maine for the last 20 years. Two years ago, Applegate, who owns three restaurants, started making plans to move to the area from Champaign, Ill. "Originally, it was my idea of semi-retiring to Maine and opening a resta...

  • Correction

    Last week's Page 1 story, "Group presents $3.5M plan for Freeport fields, trails," should have identified Kristen Dorsey as a former Regional School Unit 5 board member. It also should have said the three youth playing fields would be sodded with grass.

  • Cold comfort in Freeport

    From noon Saturday to noon Sunday last weekend Freeport Community Services held its annual Freeze Out food and fuel drive. Volunteers met at the First Parish Church on Main Street and braved the cold and wind for 24 hours to collect donations. During the night, Sue Mack received a donation while Pau...

  • Scarborough survey: Residents satisfied with police, fire depts., want more pedestrian safety

    SCARBOROUGH — A town survey of 244 residents found that in addition to being satisfied with the quality of life in Scarborough, most were also happy with the f...

  • Open space management plan takes shape in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission, working as the Town Council-appointed Green Space and Greenbelt Management Plan Committee, is making progress as it documents every parcel of open space in town and the potential uses.  The committee has been working with Councilor J...