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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...

  • Storm track

    Roads aren't the only things that need plowing this winter. Here a plow train approaches the Fernald Road crossing in Freeport on Friday, Feb. 11, on its way from Portland to Brunswick.

  • South Portland school chief told to build needs-based budget

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday said it will honor the City Council's request to produce a flat budget. But there was no indication that the board would ultimately support it. And it won't be the only spending plan drafted by school administrators. Instead, the boa...

  • Chebeague opera singer returns to Portland for Maine debut

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — An island native who ventured to a much larger island to pursue a career in opera will make his Maine debut on Saturday, Feb. 26. Tyler Putnam attended Greely High School and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2009 before moving to New York City to hone his craft....

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 130; Navy pledges funding for upcoming ships

    BATH — Bath Iron Works this week announced the layoffs of about 130 of its workers, effective March 2. Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, said she had been told by U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus that funding would be advanced on work related to the DDG-1000 line, av...

  • Sprinklers douse apartment fire in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A sprinkler system knocked down a fire in a 12-unit apartment building on Feb. 8, preventing widespread damage and displacement of tenants. South Portland Deputy Fire Chief Miles Haskell said the electrical fire started in the bedroom of a third-floor apartment at 10...

  • First responders: 2 Falmouth skiers save NYA athlete during race

    FALMOUTH — It's unusual to see members of opposing high school teams helping each other out. But when a fellow athlete's life was in danger, two local skiers put their competitiveness aside. On Feb. 9, the two top Falmouth High School Nordic skiers may have saved North Yar...

  • Flags for the Flag Ladies

    U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, presents flags that flew over the U.S. Capitol to Carmen Footer, left, JoAnn Miller and Elaine Green, also known as the Freeport Flag Ladies, in Snowe's Portland office last week. Snowe praised the trio's relentless honoring of veterans and the casualties of 9/11...

  • Community Center, Linda Bean restaurant get Freeport approvals

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board approved plans for a new restaurant at the corner of Bow and Main streets. It also OK'd an addition to the Freeport Community Center and an expansion of Petrillo's restaurant on Depot Street. After tweaking the conceptual designs and ta...