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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...

  • RSU 1 staff breaks ground for new Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Regional School Unit 1 staff plunged shovels into the earth Tuesday morning to commemorate the demolition of most of the existing Woolwich Central School and construction of a new one. The new Nequasset Road facility, which should be complete by May 2012 and open for ...

  • Earmark could send $425k to SMCC's Brunswick campus

    BRUNSWICK — An earmark within a congressional bill funding health and education could provide $425,000 in start-up funding for the Southern Maine Community College's campus at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. The proposed earmark, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D...

  • Erosion threatens Falmouth shoreline roads, sewers

    FALMOUTH — For many people, rip-rap sounds like the name of a cartoon character or perhaps the newest pop music craze. But for those living along Shoreline and Bayshore drives, rip-rap could save their property and streets from being swept into the sea during the next big storm. ...

  • South Portland triathlon pushes personal limits

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly 1,000 women are registered to take part in the third annual Tri for a Cure on Saturday, Aug. 15. The majority of them, race director Julie Marchese said, have never participated in ...

  • Mother, daughter raise kidney awareness from Falmouth, Maine, to Falmouth, Mass.

    FALMOUTH — You would never know from looking at 19-year-old Ben Jones, a 6-foot-3-inch college sophomore, that he was diagnosed with chronic renal disease as an infant and has lived with one kidney since he was 18 months old. More than 15 surgeries later, a transplant is in Ben's im... 1

  • Reeling them in

    Ella Metivier, 4, and her little brother, Evan, 2, of Falmouth, practice surf casting during the Kids' Fish & Fun Fest benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portland on Saturday, July 31, at East End Beach. The event was held in conjunction with the Casco Bay Anglers Club Striper Hunt Tournament.

  • Court orders Bath Planning Board to reconsider business park approval

    BATH — A judge last Friday ordered the Planning Board to take another look at its April approval of the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Justice Andrew Horton’s ruling came in a lawsuit, filed by Robert and Wendy Johansen in May in Sagadahoc County Superior Cour...

  • Southern Maine families welcome Fresh Air Fund kids with open arms

    YARMOUTH — Caudell Walker has had many new experiences since coming to Maine a week ago. He has tried lobster, hiked a mountain, been boating on a lake, gone swimming in the ocean and played Wiffle Ball. "I've had a lot of firsts," he said. "When I'm here I like to relax, play...