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  • Portland arts projects earn NEA grants

    PORTLAND — City artistic endeavors will receive $107,500 in federal grants this year, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced April 16. Included in the funding from the National Endowment for the Arts is $35,000 for the city to stage a production and tour of "Hearts, Minds, and...

  • Midtown opponents to hold fundraiser

    PORTLAND — Opponents of the proposed Midtown Towers project on Somerset Street will hold a fundraiser for legal expenses at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at Aurora Cafe, 64 Pine St. Keep Portland Livable co-founders Peter Monro and Tim Paradis estimated as much as $75,000 will be nee...

  • Portland march, rally target sexual violence

    PORTLAND — Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine and the Portland Police Department will co-sponsor the 33rd annual Take Back the Night march and rally at 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Monument Square. The event, an effort to help end sexual violence in Maine, features a m...

  • Nova Star arrives at Ocean Gateway Terminal

    Dock hands tie down the Nova Star on Thursday as it arrives in Portland from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. The 529-foot ferry entered the harbor just before noon, escorted by a city fire boat. City officials including Mayor Michael Brennan and City Manager Mark Rees greeted the ferry at the Ocean Gatewa...

  • Latest proposal slightly reduces proposed Scarborough tax hike

    SCARBOROUGH — Changes to the proposed school and municipal budgets for fiscal year 2015 and the proposed dog leash ordinance are still works in progress after Wednesday night's Town Council public hearings. In the public hearing, Town Manager Tom Hall presented updated versions ...

  • Hunger help is on the way

    Brenda Treadwell, right, joins several hundred other volunteers Sunday, April, 13, at the Maine Mall in South Portland to measure and pack food that will be shipped to children and adults across the country by the hunger charity Feed My Starving Children. The "MobilePack" event, called Million Meals...

  • Brunswick school budget could boost taxes 4.4%

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed $36.2 million school budget for the next fiscal year, which already includes $700,000 in recommended reductions in technology and other expenditures, could increase property taxes by 4.4 percent. But School Board members at Wednesday's budget workshop said they...

  • Tax aid, sidewalk cafes likely to grow in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors are likely adding $15,000 to the city tax assistance program after a spike in applications this year, as indicated by majority support at their workshop on Monday. The council is also looking to create a new licensing system for businesses wishin...

  • Brunswick review board OK's Coastal Enterprises project, with conditions

    BRUNSWICK — The proposed downtown headquarters for Coastal Enterprises reached another milestone Tuesday night when the Village Review Board approved two certificates of appropriateness necessary for moving forward. Demolition of two former municipal buildings on Federal Street recei...

  • Harpswell photojournalist Robert Freson, with queens and presidents as subjects, seeks home for life's work

    Robert Freson, a Belgium-born photojournalist who now lives on Bailey Island, is seeking a future home for his collection. Some of his subjects include President Dwight D. Eisenhower and actress Sophia Loren.