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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...

  • King, Favreau lead Brunswick council

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously re-elected At-Large Councilor Joanne King as chairwoman. Councilors also elected District 5 Councilor Gerald Favreau as vice chairman. He replaces At-Large Councilor Deborah Atwood. Councilors David Watson, Benjamin Tucker and...

  • Portland council nominates Finnigan as acting city manager

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday, Jan. 16, will vote to appoint Assistant City Manager Patricia Finnigan as the acting city manager. Finnigan, who started as assistant manager in 2007 after being Auburn's city manager for 13 years, will take over from City Manager Joe Gray, w...

  • Mid-Coast communities tackle fitness challenge

    BATH — The Bath Area Family YMCA is joining forces with People Plus in Brunswick and New England Medical Fitness in Topsham to help people shed weight and get in better shape. The 2011 Tri City Fitness Challenge will run for 12 weeks starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Mid Co...

  • Brunswick legislators to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — Local legislators will hold office hours at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 8. People can speak with Brunswick Democrats Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, Rep. Charlie Priest and Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx, and Rep. Peter Kent, D-Woolwich,...

  • Harpswell eyes proposed budget of more than $4M

    Initial committee changes to budget requests in Harpswell showed little overall increase in the municipal budget this year. Treasurer Marguerite Kelly said an overall increase of nearly $39,000 resulted in an LD1-compliant budget with about a 2 percent increase in salaries, meeting the Boa...

  • Freeport council balks at $36K request from chamber

    FREEPORT — Although the Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce asked the Town Council for $36,000 to support the organization and help maintain an executive direct...

  • Falmouth Land Trust moves to protect 87 acres along Piscataqua River

    FALMOUTH — Thanks to an award of just under $250,000 from the Maine Natural Resource Conservation Program, the Falmouth Land Trust is moving forward with a plan to protect 87 acres of lush forest along the Piscataqua River, adding to more than 100 acres already protected in the area.

  • Habitat plans to build 3 more homes in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Three families will have new homes in the spring thanks to another Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland project on the corner of South Street and West Street. This is the ...