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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...

  • Fire destroys Pole Island house

    HARPSWELL — A fire destroyed a house on Pole Island on Aug. 30. About 30 firefighters from the Orr’s and Bailey Islands, Cundy’s Harbor and Harpswell Neck fire departments responded via boat to the blaze, which was reported around 7:15 p.m. Monday on the Quahog Bay i...

  • Correction

    Last week's story "Say 'cheese' while you smoke that carrot" should have said Brian Beasley is 18 years old and that he was arrested on a charge of theft for allegedly stealing a bottle of water from a police surveillance van. Police initially said he stole "several items."

  • Gray man dies in Falmouth motorcycle accident

    FALMOUTH — A motorcyclist died on Middle Road Aug. 27 at around 7 p.m., when he apparently crossed the center line and struck an oncoming car head-on. Mikhail Filatov, 25, of Gray, was driv...

  • Scarborough Downs owner puts 400 acres up for sale

    SCARBOROUGH — Approximately 400 acres next to Scarborough Downs, owned by racetrack owner Sharon Terry, are for sale. The harness racing track, which has struggled to remain profitable during the economy and has tried unsuccessfully several times to bring a racino to Scarborough, is ...

  • RSU 1 board, teachers union approve new contract

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors and Sagadahoc Education Association approved a new teachers’ contract this week, concluding a long and sometimes contentious process. The two sides reached a settlement Aug. 18 after a morning-to-evening negotiating sess...

  • Food, wine purveyor brings taste of Europe to Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Step into the Market Basket and you might feel like you’ve left the Mid-Coast and landed in Europe. Larry and Lynette Platt opened the food and wine business last month at 157 Park Row, a sister site to the store they have run the past few years in Rockport.

  • Falmouth's hidden poor: Town sees dramatic increase in demand for aid

    FALMOUTH — When people think of Falmouth, they probably visualize expensive homes and fancy cars whose owners spend their days playing golf and sipping drinks at one of the town's three country clubs. While that may be an accurate image of the lives of some residents, for a growing b...

  • Gaelic for 'horse': Falmouth pasture becomes Capall Creek Farm

    FALMOUTH — Kevin Smith is a self-described sports fanatic, particularly golf and hockey, who never imagined he would own a horse farm. But when his daughter Abby fell in love with horses and began training with Amy Sterling, it seems fate intervened. Not long after they met, S...