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  • Zoning request for Fore Street in Portland draws building height questions

    PORTLAND — A Nov. 18 waterfront stroll provided city Planning Board members and the public a chance to envision the future of the Portland Company complex at 58 Fore St. "We did the site walk to get a sense of scale of the site and what proposed heights would look like," property own...

  • Cape Elizabeth eases restrictions on students who fail

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has changed its extracurricular activities eligibility criteria so students will endure less-severe punishments for academic failure. The policy on student use of alcohol, drugs, tobacco, and other prohibited substances was also modified to spec...

  • Nomination papers available for Yarmouth elections

    YARMOUTH — Nomination papers for the June 8 municipal elections will be available at the town clerk's office at Town Hall on Thursday, March 18. There are two Town Council seats, two School Committee seats and one seat on the Water District Board of Trustees to fill. All positions ...

  • Bath celebrates Irish culture with Old Blarney Days

    BATH — The City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish next week during Old Blarney Days. A “Banners over Bath” reception with Irish music will be held at City Hall at 5 p.m. Friday, March 12, while a Moonlight Madness sale will take place downtown from 5-8 p.m. ...

  • Harpswell votes to keep West Harpswell School open

    HARPSWELL — Voters on Tuesday narrowly rejected the school district's proposal to close West Harpswell School. The decision means the town will absorb $219,000 to keep the building open next school year. The town voted 906-827 against the closure, a 4 percent margin that town ...

  • Trader Joe's pursues former Wild Oats space on Marginal Way in Portland

    PORTLAND — Documents filed with the Federal Trade Commission indicate Trader Joe's has agreed to acquire the former Wild Oats grocery store space on Marginal Way. According to the FTC, the Monrovia, Calif.-based grocery store chain has an agreement to purchase the store from Whole Fo... 4

  • Topsham fire chief tapped to head Brunswick department

    TOPSHAM — With approval expected from the Brunswick Town Council next week, Ken Brillant will be taking his fire department management skills across the river. The Topsham fire chief’s nomination by Brunswick Town Manager Gary Brown to head the Brunswick Fire Department go...

  • Topsham moves closer to moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously March 4 to send draft language for a medical marijuana dispensary moratorium to the Planning Board for review. The Planning Board is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the matter April 6, after which it will send the language...

  • School jobs, programs still on the line despite state revenue gains

    BRUNSWICK — Although more optimistic state revenue projections released last week could save local education jobs, school officials warned that several positions will still have to be cut. Superintendents from the region's three districts responded to Gov. John Baldacci's March 3 ann...

  • Legislative panel endorses base redevelopment bill, Brunswick campus for SMCC

    BRUNSWICK — A bill to assist in the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station received unanimous approval from the Legislature's Business Research Economic Development commi...