The view of Belfast's harbor from inside the former French & Webb workshop. Paul Naron has purchased the property and plans to redevelop it, but those plans hit a snag last week after a contentious meeting with the City Council.
–A developer with plans for a major downtown development and city officials engaged in a testy argument over waterfront access. City officials are insisting on a permanent easement for the Harbor Walk, but developer Paul Naron has other ideas.
–A small minority of school districts in Maine expect to keep proficiency-based diplomas in place now that the diplomas that emphasize students’ mastery of the state’s academic expectations are no longer required.
Jack and Diane marry at Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta on Wednesday.
–That applies to the Kennebec Valley Humane Society, too, where shelter staff last week married Jack and Diane, two older pups who are inseparable and need to be adopted as a pair. Shelter staff joke that the mixed breeds act as an “old married couple,” so they threw them a wedding.