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  • 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 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...

  • 'A water parking lot' in Yarmouth: Plan proposes enhanced, money-making harbor

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council at a workshop last week heard recommendations for development of the town's waterfront property, including nearly doubling the number of moorings in Yarmouth Harbor. Representatives from Baker Design Consultants presented highlights from a plan designed to...

  • Leash law a possibility for Baxter Woods in Portland

    PORTLAND — Unfettered dog access in Baxter Woods could be on a short leash due to complaints about pet owners who may not be cleaning up after their dogs. Jeff Tarling, the city's parks and forestry operations manager, and Parks and Cemeteries Manager Joseph Dumais are preparing to m...

  • Cremations drive Evergreen Cemetery growth plans in Portland

    PORTLAND — Expansion plans at Evergreen Cemetery off Stevens Avenue include an addition that reflects the growing trend towards cremation. Cemetery Superintendent Joseph Dumais will outline the plans at a public meeting Tuesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel off...

  • 'Wharf hounds' on the move in Portland

    Commercial fisherman Tim Brown, 59, of Portland, takes his 5-year-old mutt Buddy for a stroll last week on Custom House Wharf during a sunny, spring-like afternoon. "We're old wharf hounds," Brown said.

  • Electronic waste collection at USM on April 12

    PORTLAND — Residents of greater Portland are invited to discard unused and unwanted electronic items Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the University of Southern Maine Woodbury Campus Center, 45 Bedford St. TVs, refrigerators, phones, computers, monitors and hard drives are a...

  • Portland seeks input about acessibility

    PORTLAND — The Portland Disability Advisory Committee is seeking input about city accessibility and livability through a new online survey. The confidential survey seeks to build on a March 24 public forum on...

  • Friends of Casco Bay seek water quality monitors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Volunteers interested in monitoring water quality in Casco Bay are invited to attend a five-hour training session beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at Southern Maine Community College. The Friends of Casco Bay is seeking help monitoring water at 40 sites along ...

  • Scarborough man charged with vandalizing I-295 sound barrier in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police believe they have found the person responsible for painting graffiti on the Interstate 295 sound barrier last year. Chief Edward Googins announced at a press conference April 4 that William O’Brien, 25, of Pine Point Road, Scarborough, was charged A...