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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...

  • New Portland school times seem set, for now

    PORTLAND — The School Board on Tuesday was expected to finalize new school-day start and end times for the 2015-2016 year, but will continue to study and possibly revise the daily schedule. School Board Chairwoman Sarah Thompson on Monday said she expected the board to approve the la...

  • Yarmouth lobsterman to be sentenced June 5 for murder at bee farm

    PORTLAND — A 72-year-old lobster fisherman found guilty in April of murdering a Georgetown man at a North Yarmouth bee farm will be sentenced on June 5 in Maine Superior Court. Merrill Kimball of Yarmouth faces 25 years to life in prison for the October 2013 murder of 63-year-old Leo...

  • SAD 51 board OKs budget; voters now get 2 chances

    CUMBERLAND — The fiscal 2016 School Administrative District 51 budget, approved 7-1 by the School Board April 27, now goes to two public votes. The proposed $33.8 mi...

  • Falmouth paving project begins on Route 100

    FALMOUTH — Paving on Route 100 began this week and is expected to last until the middle of the month, according to the Maine Department of Transportation. The paving will be less than half a mile north of the junction of Falmouth Road, Gray Road and Mountain Road, extending for one m...

  • Falmouth church members heading to Haiti

    FALMOUTH — The West Falmouth Baptist Church will be sending nine people to Port au Prince, Haiti, on May 9 to help build homes, clinics and schools. According to a press release from the church, the volunteers will deliver supplies and assist in electrical wiring, roofing homes, and ...

  • Audubon studies wildlife road crossings

    FALMOUTH — Maine Audubon is seeking volunteers to survey roads in Maine for signs of animal crossings. According to a press release from the organization, the information collected by volunteers about where different animals attempt to cross roads can help identify ways to reduce roa...

  • Portland Bayside development continues with purchase of former Century Tire property

    PORTLAND — A developer expects the former Century Tire service center at 45 Marginal Way to be flattened within the next two weeks. “Our demo guys are ready to roll," Northland Enterprises principal Josh...

  • Portland officials want opinions on bus service

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to share thoughts and ideas about improving public transportation downtown at a 6:30 p.m. meeting Thursday. The meeting will be held in the State of Maine Room on the second floor of City Hall. City spokeswoman Jessica Grondin said city officia...