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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...

  • Boosting local business

    Lynn DiBiase of Belissimo Hair Salon and Maria Little, whose family owns Fresh Look Cleaners enjoy the festivities that launched the South Portland Buy Local initiative on March 16. The Snow Squall restaurant was filled with local business represenatives displaying their products and services, and c...

  • Topsham man arrested after allegedly luring child into home

    TOPSHAM — A Winter Street resident arrested Monday, March 15, on a charge of criminal restraint after allegedly enticing a 5-year-old girl into his apartment will undergo psychological evaluation. Stuart Bull, 39, allegedly lured the child into his Whispering Pines apartment at ...

  • Scarborough budget 'conversation' starts with 4.5% tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager's draft fiscal 2011 budget calls for an increase of just over $2.3 million to be raised from taxes, despite an overall budget decrease of 1.4 percent. The property tax rate would rise to $12.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, compared to the current $12.1...

  • Cape Elizabeth school chief hopes for additional state aid

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins on March 15 told the School Board he does not expect to release a freeze on school supplies, but does expect to hear from the state about a possible $5 million in additional aid to schools. If the district receives addition...

  • South Portland budget would cut jobs, not people

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city manager on Monday gave the City Council a budget proposal that eliminates jobs, but doesn't include layoffs. But the $27.1 million budget is also about $152,000 larger than the one requested by the council, which sought a spending plan that would not increase ta...

  • Pine Point park, access plan heads to Scarborough council

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board gave advisory approval March 15 to the town's plan for a small park and beach access path at Pine Point Beach. The plan is part of a larger project that included a land swap between the town and the Lighthouse Inn, which was completed in late December 200... 1

  • Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough in drama festival finals

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Playmakers took first place in the Class B regional competition of the Maine Drama Festival and will compete in the state finals this weekend. Winners from the Class A regional division include Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and Falmouth. They will compete at Ca...

  • South Portland disability center gets federal grant to expand outreach, driving assessments

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At the age of 18, Dennis Fitzgibbons sustained a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down. But thanks to a program similar to the one being offered at Alpha One, a S... 1