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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...

  • Medical marijuana moratorium clears first hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday tentatively approved a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries. The 5-2 vote, with Councilors Tom Blake and Rosemarie DeAngelis opposed, cleared the way for a final vote on Feb. 1. If it carries a second time, the ban would r...

  • South Portland police camera sparks debate on civil liberties

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State Sen. Larry Bliss, D-South Portland, this week said he no longer supports a bill that would ban a new traffic surveillance system being tested by the South Portland Police Department. But the Maine Civil Liberties Union said it will fight for passage of the bill...

  • Cape Elizabeth school chief suggests increased spending freeze to help fill budget gap

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Jan. 18 School Board finance meeting, with a few adjustments, was a repeat of the Nov. 23, 2009, discussion on how to cope with a $621,000 loss in state funding for the current school year. Superintendent of Schools Alan Hawkins presented his budget adjustme...

  • Topsham alliance hosts Feb. vacation camp

    TOPSHAM — The Cathance River Education Alliance will host a February Vacation Fun program for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders from Tuesday, Feb. 16, to Thursday, Feb.18. The program will be held each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cathance River Ecology Center at Highland Gr...

  • RSU 1 nears swimming project fund goal

    BATH — Regional School Unit 1 is nearing completion of a fundraising initiative to teach all third- and fourth-graders to swim.The program led by a committee of volunteers tapped by RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth has raised about 75 percent of the funds necessary to begin...

  • New Meadows group to review survey

    WEST BATH — The group examining pollution in the New Meadows River watershed will hold a forum to discuss the impacts of restoring the tidal flow to the region's corresponding lakes. The forum will be held Feb. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the West Bath Fire Hall, 192 State Road.

  • Brunswick council weighs raising building fees, liquor license for Maine Street Station pub

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council will consider increasing building construction fees and a liquor license for a new pub at Maine Street Station when it meets Jan. 25. The new fee structure was proposed in November and covers building, renovation and electrical permits. A revised p...

  • Brunswick base agency selects Mass. firm to provide airport services

    BATH — The company that will provide aircraft fuel and maintenance services at Brunswick Naval Air Station is the same one performing those duties at Norwood Memorial Airport in Massachusetts.