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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...

  • Advocates for Portland's Congress Square get $100K grant

    PORTLAND — Having "friends" in high places could be a big benefit to Congress Square this summer and in the future. The Friends of Congress Square Park, a nonprofit established to pres...

  • Housing seen as likely future for unused Portland school

    PORTLAND —  The Thomas B. Reed School has largely remained vacant and unused since ownership was transferred to the city last summer. But City Councilor Dav...

  • North Yarmouth further delays development decision

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A few weeks after it was postponed to possibly June, the town's vote on a proposal to redevelop North Yarmouth Memorial School as a municipal and community campus is now delayed until November. The Board of Selectmen's development recommendation, discussed in four pu...

  • Cleanup, block party coming at Longfellow Park in Portland

    PORTLAND — The public is invited to spruce up and party down at Longfellow Park on Friday and Saturday during the annual park cleaning and neighborhood block party. With help from Phi Mu Delta fraternity at the University of Southern Maine and New Sorority Interest Group, the Univers...

  • Falmouth adds EV, charging station

    FALMOUTH — The town is leasing a 2015 Nissan Leaf electric vehicle for two years with an option to buy. According to a press release, leasing the car is expected to reduce the town's carbon footprint by nearly 5,400 pounds of carbon dioxide each year. The town purchased two Toyota Pr...

  • License plates would support Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

    PORTLAND — Fundraising for the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland could become more visible with the introduction of a specialty license plate. The Maine Secretary of State has approved the design of the plate, a collaboration between the hospital and Joe and Kim Westrich, ...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth residents rally for Knight's Pond purchase

    CUMBERLAND — With concern that Gov. Paul LePage's withholding of conservation bonds could jeopardize the local purchase and preservation of Knight's Pond, residents, officials, and a famed hockey player gathered Monday to show their support for the project. North Yarmouth voters on A...

  • Portland's homeless student population declines for 2nd year in a row

    PORTLAND — The number of homeless students in the state's largest school district is down 29 percent this year, according to the Maine Department of Education. But according to Sharon Pray, director of student support services for the Portland Public Schools, those numbers are "outsi...