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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...

  • School budget passes in all SAD 75 towns

    TOPSHAM — School Administrative District 75 residents on Tuesday approved next year’s school budget. In Topsham, residents voted 1,728 to 717 in favor of the $34.8 million fiscal 2011 budget. Harpswell voted 1,318 to 388 in favor, along with Bowdoin, 439-172, and Bowdoinha...

  • Scarborough OKs school budget on 2nd vote

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters approved the $34.9 million school budget Tuesday in the second budget validation referendum for fiscal year 2011. Approximately 31 percent of Scarborough's nearly 14,800 registered voters turned out to cast their ballots. The unofficial tally was 2,325 to...

  • Sanders wins Yarmouth Town Council seat by 27 write-in votes

    YARMOUTH — Write-in candidate Tim Sanders won a seat on the Town Council Tuesday by 29 votes. Sanders defeated Randall Bates, also a write-in candidate, 299-272. The only council candidate who submitted paper to be on the ballot, Steve Woods, was elected to the other open seat...

  • Freeport vote carries $23.6M budget in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — The $23.6 million Regional School Unit 5 budget was approved by voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham on Tuesday, 2,345 to 1,607. Voters in Pownal and Durham rejected the $23.6 million budget by 949 votes, but Freeport's 1,674 yes votes pushed the budget's approval. Resid...

  • Bond vote secures funding for Portland megaberth

    PORTLAND — Maine voters approved at least three of the four statewide bond questions Tuesday, including one that would provide funding for a a deep-water cruise ship berth on the city's waterfront. The fourth question, which includes funding for economic development projects, was too...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters approve SAD 51 budget

    CUMBERLAND — Voters in School Administrative District 51 approved a $28 million spending plan for fiscal 2011 in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. The vote followed initial approval of the budget by Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters at a district budget meeting June 3.

  • Moriarty, Perfetti re-elected to Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Steve Moriarty and Mike Perfetti will keep their seats on the Town Council for another three years. Moriarty and Perfetti received 1,998 and 1,378 votes respectively in their runs for re-election Tuesday, defeating challenger Sally Leavitt, who received 1,316 votes....

  • Coastal Studies for Girls graduates pioneer class in Freeport

    FREEPORT — On a beautiful spring afternoon, 13 sophomore girls became the first class to graduate from the Coastal Studies for Girls Science and Leadership School. Graduation acti... 1