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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...

  • Howard is South Portland Officer of the Year

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Police Department named a 25-year veteran its 2010 Officer of the Year. Officer Adam Howard, who joined the force in in 1985, also won the award in 1996. He is  the department's firearms instructor and landlord-tenant liaison, and has served on the departmen...

  • Cape council finds funds for new school boiler

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With financial help from the Town Council, a $350,000 high school boiler will be replaced and a new heating system will be installed at the Donald Richards Pool for $29,000. At a Feb. 14 Town Council meeting, Town Manager Mike McGovern said the town received mor...

  • Scarborough council OKs more parking at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — There will be approximately eight more parking spaces along Bayview Avenue at Higgins Beach in the off-season, in addition to the spaces already available. The Town Council on Wednesday revisited its decision to limit parking at Higgins Beach to approximately 15 spaces ... 1

  • Topsham voters OK rules for medi-pot dispensaries

    TOPSHAM — An ordinance regulating the development of medical marijuana dispensaries was among five articles that 40 voters approved Wednesday in a  15-minute special Town Meeting. The Planning Board in October unanimously recommended zoning changes that would permit medical mari...

  • 'Significant hurdles' for Brunswick school budget

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members and the public got their first glimpse of next year's proposed school budget on Wednesday night. While what they saw wasn't pretty, it wasn't nearly as bad as what was expected. The School Department will receive nearly $806,000 less from the s...

  • New home sought for Scarborough Civil War statue

    SCARBOROUGH — A 1913 Civil War statue at Dunstan Corner may need a new home because of a redesign of the intersection. According to Assistant Town Planner Jay Chace, the Maine Department of Transportation is planning to add a right-hand turn lane on Route 1 to Broadturn Road, cutting...

  • Group presents Scarborough responses to rising sea level

    SCARBOROUGH — Anyone who's driven through the marsh on Route 1 or Pine Point Road knows the water is nearly level with the road. And in winter, the snow often piles up higher than the road. The Sea Level Adaptation Working Group has not only noticed this, its members want town...

  • First buyers moving into Eastman Meadows in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Developer Joel FitzPatrick said he is pleased with the progress so far at Eastman Meadows, where five of the 46 planned condominiums are now sold. "Two of the five units th...