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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...

  • Falmouth Police Department welcomes 6

    FALMOUTH — New officers and dispatchers are joining the ranks of the Police Department. "I'm really enjoying learning the town and meeting people," said Jeff Pardue, who will begin his 18-week training at the Maine Justice Academy in August. Pardue, who is from Kennebunk, and ...

  • New place for police in Portland's West End

    Anthony Ampezzan, senior lead police officer for Portland's West End, and Sarah Colton, community policing coordinator, cut a ribbon Tuesday morning, July 20, to officially open the new West End Policing Center at the Reiche Community Center. The event was attended by Police Chief James Craig, left,...

  • Safety first in North Deering

    Allspeed Cyclery & Snow's Chris Carleton tunes up 12-year-old Alex Wyman's bike while Portland Police Department Officer Andjelko Napijalo watches during the North Deering Neighborhood Association's first Safety Day Block Party on Saturday, July 17. The event at the North Deering Gardens Community C...

  • Body pulled from Portland Harbor

    PORTLAND — Police responding to the report of a person in the water at the Ocean Gateway Terminal Tuesday morning, July 20, recovered the body of a dead man. The discovery was made at 5:47 a.m. The man, in his 60s, has been tentatively identified as a homeless person. Police a...

  • Shakespeare joins the L.L. Bean summer lineup in Freeport

    FREEPORT — There will be an addition to the L.L. Bean summer concert series next month when Shakespeare takes to the stage. The Freeport Shakespe...

  • Cumberland Town Council to hear Main Street zoning change proposal

    CUMBERLAND — A zoning change that would allow small businesses along part of Main Street goes before the Town Council on Monday, July 26. The proposal is contained in the Cumberland Town Center Advisory Committee’s final report to the council, the culmination of nearly a y...

  • Public has questions about proposed Freeport movie theater

    FREEPORT — Some residents and business owners are questioning the proposal for a tax break to finance a six-screen movie theater on Mill Street in Freeport Village Station. Al Yebba, chief operating officer of Berenson Associates, developer of Freeport Village Station, and Mark ...

  • Woman sought in Falmouth, Yarmouth convenience store robberies

    FALMOUTH — Police are searching for a woman wanted for robbery, attempted robbery and vehicle theft after a series of events here and in Yarmouth early in the morning on July 17. They are also taking their bicycles out of mothballs to fight a recent spike in burglaries. In Sat...