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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...

  • Portland explores outside management for Riverside Golf Course

    PORTLAND — The city is looking for a new operator for the restaurant at Riverside Golf Course and may consider bringing in outside management to run the municipal course. The Finance Committee is scheduled to discuss Riverside on Thursday and that discussion is expected to include re...

  • Central Maine Power: 'Smart' meter opt-out 'cost prohibitive'

    HALLOWELL — For the time being, the public will remain in the dark about the cost details of a possible alternative to Central Maine Power Co.'s "smart" meter program. Citing confidentiality with its vendors, CMP declined to reveal the cost Monday during a Maine Public Utilities Comm... 3

  • 'Business deals change': Portland tech firm dumps Freeport for Gorham

    FREEPORT — ComNav Engineering, the Portland technology firm that was negotiating to move to Freeport, pulled out last week and will instead move to Gorham. Last October, the Town Council unanimously agreed to negotiate the sale of five acres of land to ComNav Engineering to create a ...

  • Cumberland to discuss new rules for gravel pits, water removal

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to hold a public hearing Monday, Feb. 28, on changes to the town's gravel and water extraction ordinance. The council enacted a 180-day moratorium in early November on new applications for gravel pits and water extraction sites. ...

  • Twin peaks

    A winter morning sun illuminates the steeples of the Bowdoin College chapel in Brunswick on Jan. 20.

  • Portland eyes tighter rules for landlords with disorderly buildings

    PORTLAND — City officials are working on a plan to lower the threshold for designating problematic residences as disorderly houses, a label that exposes landlords to fines and litigation.  But the

  • Portland bar owner wants liquor license after state drops charges

    PORTLAND — Fresh off a legal victory, the embattled owner of an Old Port bar wants the city to cancel a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 7 on its liquor and entertainment license. In a letter to city councilors and the city attorney, Cactus Club owner Thomas Manning said the Departm...

  • Portland city manager search committee gets to work

    PORTLAND — The committee assigned to find a new city manager plans to follow an aggressive timetable, with the goal of having Joseph Gray's replacement hired by July. City Councilors Cheryl Leeman, John Anton and Jill Duson sit on the search committee. Leeman, the chairwoman, said th...