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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...

  • Homes, commercial development proposed for Cumberland Center

    CUMBERLAND — A plan is in the works to build nearly 70 new homes and a mixed-use commercial building in the center of town. A neighborhood meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, to discuss the proposed master development plan for the Doane property and the Public Works Department and...

  • Falmouth dinner supports food pantry

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Food Pantry is hosting its annual community turkey dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road. The dinner is free, although donations will be accepted. The Town Council approved a $5,000 donat...

  • Public invited to Downeaster discussion

    FREEPORT — The public is invited to a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7-9 p.m. about the launch of Amtrak Downeaster train service from Portland to Freeport and Brunswick. Patricia Quinn of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and representatives from the Maine Depart...

  • On the right path: Freeport business is Maine Merchant of the Year

    FREEPORT — Jan Parker and Heather DeSimone, mother-and-daughter co-owners of the Beadin' Path, have been named the 2010

  • Portland council approves $11M bond for energy upgrades

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city and school buildings will get energy efficiency upgrades as part of an $11 million energy bond the City Council approved Monday night. The spending measure includes upgrades ranging from roof replacement at schools to new hot water boilers at the Barron Cent...

  • Freeport Town Charter: Voters to consider 5 amendments

    FREEPORT — Residents will have an opportunity to vote on five amendments to the Town Charter on Nov. 2. The vote follows several council workshops, two failed citizen petitions to overturn a council decision to consolidate dispatch services with Brunswick, and a Human Rights complain...

  • Senate District 9: Martin challenges long-time legislator Brannigan

    PORTLAND — Republican Jeffrey Martin is challenging incumbent state Sen. Joseph Brannigan, D-Portland, in Senate District 9. District 9 represents the Back Cove, Deering, North Deering and East Deering neighborhoods and part of the city of Westbrook. Sen. Joseph Branni...

  • Homeowners question safety, security of CMP smart meters

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of citizens is challenging Central Maine Power Co.'s installation of "smart" electric meters on homes. They claim there are too many privacy and health concerns about the wireless meters. The challenge comes after CMP received $96 million in federal stimu... 3