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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...

  • Scarborough Downs bets on move to Biddeford

    SCARBOROUGH — After several racino initiatives were rejected by voters, Scarborough Downs is seeking to move to a York County community that may be more receptive to a racetrack and slot machines. The Biddeford City Council voted Tuesday evening to ask voters in a November referendum...

  • TIF workshop planned in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Economic Development Corp. will hold an informational workshop on Tax Increment Financing policy on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 7:30 a.m. in Town Hall. Town Planner Donna Larson and Finance Director Abbe Yacoben will be at the meeting to answer any questions about TI...

  • Cape schools welcome new staff, add support for students in need

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins said he is looking forward to welcoming new staff and implementing a new student support system when the school year begins on Sept. 1. There are nearly 20 new teachers and staff replacing former employees this year, and a few n...

  • Battle of the Bay in Yarmouth

    Runners representing each of 26 teams head across the Cousins Island Bridge on Saturday, Aug. 14, at the start of the Battle of the Bay in Yarmouth. The seventh annual triathlon, which raises money for the Evans Albert Spear Memorial Scholarship Fund, was won by the Fiddlers Green team.

  • Several potential candidates emerge in Scarborough, 1 returns nomination papers

    SCARBOROUGH — Several people have taken out nomination papers for open seats on the Town Council, Board of Education and Portland Water District Board of Trustees. Papers are due to the town clerk by Sept. 1. So far, one candidate has returned enough verifiable signatures to appear o...

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    A volunteer directs race leader and eventual individual overall winner Anne Wilkinson of Falmouth to the beach on Sunday, Aug. 15, during the swim portion of the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland. The event attracted more than 900 p...

  • Cape Town Hall, library, public works to close Aug. 26

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Hall, Public Works and Thomas Memorial Library will be closed for employee training and recognition on Thursday, Aug. 26. The Richards Pool and the Fitness Center will be open, and the Recycling Center will be closed as usual. The employee recogniti...

  • Full house: Unique South Portland project for disabled adults celebrates sale of final apartment

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new housing complex in Knightville for disabled adults has defied the recession and the beleaguered real estate market. Owners of the project in a former Grange hall at 20 E St. say they expect to close next week on the sale of the last of nine rooms for disabled a...