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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...

  • Contemporary update for an ancient Jewish tradition

    PORTLAND — Whether in ancient Egypt or Portland, Maine, a mikvah is a mikvah. The ritual bath – a tradition used to actualize significant transitions in people's lives – is filled with "mayim chayim," or "living waters," stored in "barot" (tanks) and always has seven...

  • Problems with FEMA maps for Maine help spur change in flood insurance bill

    PORTLAND — Congress could force the Federal Emergency Management Agency to review its flood mapping models for the sheltered harbors that dominate much of the Maine coastline. The provision, included in the

  • Workers sought to complete Whiskeag Trail in Bath

    BATH — Volunteers are sought to help complete the Whiskeag Trail, a five-mile corridor linking the Bath Area Family YMCA to the Kennebec Estuary Land Trust’s Thorne Head Preserve. Work days, planned for July 20-22, will consist of building bog bridges and water bars, rerou...

  • Scarborough library hosts author of 'Coyote at the Kitchen Door'

    SCARBOROUGH — According to wildlife biologist Stephen DeStefano, "coyotes now occupy every state in the U.S., except Hawaii, and they are one of the most successful species in North America." But this wasn't always the case. DeStefano, author of "Coyote at the Kitchen Door: Li...

  • Food to go in South Portland

    Volunteers Nancy Mason, Jane Gillis and Sybil Riemensnider work steadily distributing a variety of foods from the new Good Shepard Food-Bank Food Mobile on July 8 at the South Portland Food Cupboard, 611 Main St. The new vehicle, Good Shepard's second, is made possible by Kraft Foods and its Foundat...

  • Scarborough hosts hazardous waste drop-off

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents looking to dispose of hazardous waste will have an opportunity to do so on Saturday, July 17, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Public Works building. Residents of Scarborough, Old Orchard Beach, Saco and Biddeford can drop off a variety of household hazardous wastes...

  • South Portland honors Long Creek air crash victims

    At the dedication of the Long Creek Air Memorial in South Portland on Sunday, July 11, Vina Hannan Sawyer rings a bell in memory of James and Nancy Little, two children she tried to save while she herself was badly burned in the worst air disaster in Maine history. The granite memorial commemorat...

  • Brunswick police promote Ridlon, Hansen

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Department promoted two officers last week. Todd Ridlon, 39, was promoted from sergeant to lieutenant, while Paul Hansen, 31, was promoted to sergeant. Ridlon was hired in July 1998 and promoted to sergeant in 2006. He previously worked for the Bath Poli...