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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...

  • Take back the park

    Cape Elizabeth Town Councilor Sara Lennon, left, snips the ribbon as horticulturist Rick Churchill steadies the tape on Oct. 16 during a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially start an invasive plant species-cutting event at Fort Williams Park. The day marked the beginning of volunteer efforts to res...

  • Close enough for comfort

    A wolf named Abraham stares down visitor John O'Brien on Monday afternoon in Falmouth, when Kent Weber and Tracy Brooks, from Mission Wolf in Westcliffe, Colo., visited Maine Audubon with five wolves and wolf-dog hybrids to give Mainers of all ages the opportunity to learn about and see the animals ...

  • South Portland, SMCC to train energy auditors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday created a new energy efficiency training and weatherization program in conjunction with Southern Maine Community College. The council also waived the formal bidding process and approved $80,000 in emergency purchases for the Fire and Public...

  • Yarmouth plans energy information meetings

    YARMOUTH — Maine Green Energy Alliance and the town are working together to help...

  • South Portland Housing Authority gets record requests for aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a sign of how the recession is affecting local residents, the South Portland Housing Authority reported a record number of families and senior citizens seeking subsidized housing. The agency opened its waiting list for public housing and Section 8 vouchers for fiv...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 14 story about a man killed in an ATV accident in Cumberland should have reported that only one person pulled the vehicle off the victim, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Cumberland Police Department provided incorrect information.

  • Freeport Sewer District gets $250K grant

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District was awarded a $250,000 grant for electrical efficiency upgrades through Efficiency Maine. Michael Ashby, vice chairman of the district Board of Trustees, said in a press release that the implementation of the technology will reduce the facility's en...

  • Natural gas gets Freeport council's ear

    FREEPORT — Representatives of Maine Natural Gas will conduct an informational presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at a 6:30 p.m. Town Council meeting. The presentation will include a report on gas line installation, safety, training and maintenance. There will also be a question-a...