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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...

  • Cape planners to visit Inn by the Sea

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board will hold a site walk Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at the Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road.  The inn wants to demolish and rebuild several cottages.

  • Pay-per-bag trash disposal not in Cape Elizabeth's future

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After months of research, public comment and discussions, the Town Council reached consensus in a workshop Monday that a pay-per-bag trash disposal program should not be pursued. Councilors in a workshop also urged Central Maine Power Co. to hold off on installation ...

  • Rescuers look for Sagadahoc Bridge jumper

    BATH — Emergency responders from several agencies were searching Thursday morning for a man who reportedly jumped off the Woolwich end of the Sagadahoc Bridge. Police Chief Mike Field said the operation began shortly after witnesses reported the incident at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Scarborough panel proposes Higgins Beach parking restrictions

    SCARBOROUGH — A ban on public parking for more than 30 minutes along the road at Higgins Beach moved closer to reality after a committee presentation Wednesday evening. The Town Council heard from the ad hoc Higgins Beach Committee regarding the proposed ban and several other changes...

  • South Portland gets $35K grant to plan Trout Brook restoration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday accepted two state planning grants to advance environmental initiatives. The city received a $35,500 from the Department of Environmental Protection to develop a management and restoration plan for Trout Brook and parts of Kimball Brook.&nb...

  • Scarborough voters approve Town Charter amendments

    SCARBOROUGH — Six amendments to the Town Charter were approved by voters Tuesday, including one that gives residents a process for recalling elected officials. All of the questions passed by wide margins: • Question 1 passed 7,858 to 1,115. It prohibits a person from serv...

  • Bath council OKs armory conveyance, pier replacement contract

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to turn the former National Guard Armory over to the Bath Development Corp., which will be able to use grant funding to improve the building. The council voted last spring to borrow up to $175,000 to purchase the building. Th...

  • Pumpkin paradise

    The annual Pumpkin Festival to benefit Camp Sunshine was held at L.L. Bean's Discovery Park in Freeport on Oct. 30. Along with plenty of food and activities, 5,000 jack-o-lanterns were on display, carved by students from throughout southern Maine. Camp Sunshine is a retreat in Casco for children wit...