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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...

  • Scarborough voters narrowly reject $34.9M school budget as too low

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters narrowly rejected a proposed $34.9 million school budget in the validation referendum Tuesday, 493-483. Voters also indicated, by a vote of 490-387, that the budget was too low. "Now we go back to the drawing board," Superintendent of Schools David Doyle s...

  • Efficiency Maine recognizes Falmouth fourth-graders for green message

    FALMOUTH — Plummer-Motz School wasn't named "greenest school in America," but officials recognized Jennifer Merrifield's fourth-grade students for their hard work and green message last week. The class' video was selected as a top 10 entry into the nationwide America's Greenest Schoo...

  • Freeport council approves municipal budget of nearly $9.3M

    FREEPORT — The Town Council Tuesday night approved a $9.27 million budget for fiscal 2011. The budget is $67,000 less than this year, and keeps municipal taxes flat. The budget passed 5-2, without the support of Councilors Joe Migliaccio and Eric Pandora.

  • Freeport farm stand benefits child and community

    FREEPORT — Amelia and Hal Ulery packed up their lives and their six children and moved from North Carolina to a farm in South Freeport a few months ago to start a fresh and healthy new life. They run a farm stand, have an organic garden, chickens, horses, and a goat named Stella Luna.

  • Portland pier owners explore public-access trail; proposal to relax waterfront zoning moves forward

    PORTLAND — A proposal by a group of pier owners to relax zoning along the waterfront is expected to go before the City Council this summer. About a dozen pier owners in the Waterfront Central Zone, which includes the wharves from Maine Wharf to Deakes Wharf, have been working with ci...

  • Portrait of a Yarmouth artist as a young man

    Kyler Ross, a freshman at Yarmouth High School, makes a photograph from his living room window. His photography exhibit opens Friday, May 14, at 317 Main Street Music Center. Proceeds will help fund his tuition at the Maine Media Workshop in Rockport.

  • UPDATE: MCLU challenges Falmouth council on resolution restricting language

    FALMOUTH — In response to what some councilors called threats and bullying by a Falmouth citizen, the Town Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night that bars name-calling, personal attacks and abusive language during meetings and in correspondence. But on Wednesday, May 1...

  • Voters approve Portland school budget

    PORTLAND — Voters overwhelming supported Portland's fiscal 2011 school budget on Tuesday, but were narrowly divided about whether to continue the budget validation process for another three years. Question 2 was gridlocked at 1,002 votes on each side until the final precinct, St. Pio...