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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...

  • Cumberland council tables deer feeding ban

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday tabled a zoning ordinance change that would ban deer feeding and baiting. It was unclear from the five members present whether the item could receive the four votes needed to implement the change. Councilors Jeff Porter and Mike Perfetti w...

  • Chebeague Island administrator to step down in October; Damon rescinds resignation from Board of Selectmen

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Scott Seaver plans to step aside as town administrator on Oct. 15, he said Monday. Meanwhile, Donna Damon is rescinding the resignation from the Board of Selectmen that she submitted last month. “I went over there in April of 2008 for a couple mon...

  • What's in a name? Lots of rancor if it's Freeport Village Station

    FREEPORT — The first hint of the simmering quarrel behind the scenes at Freeport Village Station is the website, www.onefreeportvillagestation.com. The home page indicates that t...

  • Portland police investigate shooting of house

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating an early morning shooting at an apartment building on Woodford Street. Portland Police Lt. Gary Rogers said police responded to reports of multiple shots being fired at 109 Woodford St. around 2:30 Tuesday morning, June 29. No one in the mul...

  • Plan ahead for viewing Portland's Independence Day celebration

    PORTLAND — The city's Fourth of July fireworks celebration this year will be accompanied by the Portland Symphony Orchestra performing Patriotic Pops. Those planning to watch the show from the water, though, should be aware that the East End boat launch will be closed from 10 p.m.&nb...

  • 3 Portland sites eyed for medical marijuana dispensaries

    PORTLAND — Twenty-nine applicants – including at least two with eyes on Portland – will find out July 9 if they are among eight selected to open the state's first medical marijuana distribution centers. Applications were due to the state June 25. Six applicants ...

  • Earley retirement: Long-time Portland Public Works official calls it quits

    PORTLAND — When Steve Earley took a job as a laborer with the city's Public Works Department in 1974, he thought it would be a temporary gig. This week, Earley will retire from the department, 36 1/2 years and eight positions later. The current operations director worked his way up f...

  • Portland, Falmouth police nab suspected burglar

    PORTLAND — Police said they caught an alleged burglar in the process of stealing firearms from a Falmouth home, shortly after he reportedly burglarized a Portland home. Portland police put out a call around noon on Sunday, June 27, informing area police to be on the lookout for a man...