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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...

  • South Portland pressed to allow private school students on public school teams

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Department's policy of excluding private school students from public middle school sports teams is being challenged by a group of parents. The School Board will hold a workshop after its regular business meeting on Monday, Jan. 11, to discuss the policy and co...

  • Stage set for significant cuts in South Portland services, staff

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Councilors on Jan. 4 decided to build a budget for the next fiscal year that does not increase the local tax rate. Since non-property tax revenues are declining and operating costs are increasing, municipal and school services and staff, which accounts for more than...

  • Trial to begin in shooting death of South Portland man

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Jury selection begins Friday, Jan. 8, in Cumberland County Superior Court in the trial of a Skowhegan man accused of killing a 50-year-old computer programmer who lived in the Willard Beach neighborhood. Malcolm Lavalle-Davidson, 50, is charged with manslaughter in the a...

  • Bath council gives initial OK to borrowing $300K for turf field

    BATH — A bond issue of up to $300,000 for all-weather turf at McMann Field narrowly received initial approval from the City Council Wednesday evening. The council voted 5-4 to grant first passage to an ordinance that authorizes the borrowing , which will pay for the purchase and ins...

  • Finishing touch in Freeport

    Camden Acousti, left, and his dad Tom stand back and admire their work after topping a newly sculpted snowman with a winter cap Sunday, Jan. 3, on School Street in Freeport.

  • Registration announced for Falmouth kindergarten

    FALMOUTH — Registration for 2010-2011 kindergarten will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 12, 13 and 14 in the Lunt School lobby. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15 are eligible to attend kindergarten in the fall. The child's o...

  • RSU 5 nomination papers available in Durham

    FREEPORT — Nomination papers are available for Durham citizens who would like to sit on the Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors. Durham resident and board member Laurie Poissonnier has reached the end of her one-year term and her replacement will be elected for a three-year ter...

  • Employees sue owner of popular Portland restaurant, seek $160K

    PORTLAND — A group of restaurant workers filed a lawsuit in federal court Jan. 6, claiming a local restaurant owner has violated labor laws. Two current and four former employees of The Front Room are suing chef/owner Harding Smith for $160,000, according to the lawsuit filed in U.S....