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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...

  • Terminal expansion underway at Portland Jetport

    PORTLAND — A $75 million terminal expansion is underway at the Portland International Jetport, designed to add gates and separate inbound and outbound passengers. Crews began work at the Jetport last month, and visitors will find rerouted traffic patterns to get to the existing termi...

  • RSU 5 sets phase-out of Pownal Middle School; students to choose either Freeport or Durham

    FREEPORT — Starting next school year, two-thirds of Pownal's 36 middle school students will have to attend schools in Freeport or Durham. By 2011-2012, the entire Pownal middle school program will be phased out. The Regional School Unit 5 special education program may be ...

  • Falmouth councilor proposes relaxing development requirements

    FALMOUTH — Specifications for open space and buildable areas in new subdivisions may be relaxed if changes to the resource conservation zoning ordinance proposed last week by Councilor Fred Chase are accepted. The current version of the ordinance was adopted five years ago, just as t...

  • Updated: Center Street train station a front-runner among Portland North transit proposals

    PORTLAND — State transportation planners have narrowed the number of proposals that could establish commuter rail or rapid bus service from Portland to points north, including Brunswick and Bath. According to a Maine Department of Transportation spokeswoman, the front-runners of th...

  • Painting of 2nd South Portland oil tank set to begin

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It was shortly before midnight on Friday, April 30, when London-based artist Jaime Gili flew into Portland International Jetport. For the first time, Gili saw what thousands of oth...

  • May Day march in Portland for immigration reform

    Hundreds of people marched the length of Congress Street in Portland between Franklin Arterial and Union Station on Saturday, May 1, and rallied in Congress Square to support comprehensive immigration reform and oppose a new Arizona law that requires police officers to investigate anyone they have a...

  • Falmouth school expected to reopen Monday after small fire

    FALMOUTH — Plummer-Motz School was closed today after a small fire blamed on a malfunctioning heater did minimal damage early Friday morning. The Fire-EMS Department said an alarm sounded at the school at 2:10 a.m. and a police officer who responded found the fire burning on a table ...

  • Shore Road site walk planned May 1

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board will go on a site walk Saturday, May 1, around Shore Road. The walk will begin at 8 a.m. The board plans to cover the length of Shore Road, from the south entrance to Fort Williams near the pond to the Town Center. The walk is expected to end ...