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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...

  • Munjoy Hill gardens on display July 11 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The fifth annual Hidden Gardens of Munjoy Hill is scheduled to take place on Sunday, July 11. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., participants will be able to tour 11 private gardens and the Fort Allen Trail. The self-guided tour starts at the Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization bui...

  • Cumberland seeks donations to complete veterans monument

    CUMBERLAND — After celebrating completion of the first phase of its veterans monument in May, the town hopes to raise enough money to finish the project in time for Memorial Day 2011. The 4-by-8-foot stone, which currently stands in Moss Side Cemetery on Main Street, recognizes ...

  • Yarmouth planners OK Mercy Hospital quick-care facility

    YARMOUTH — A Mercy Hospital express care facility could be open on Route 1 by next April after the Planning Board unanimously approved the project on June 23. Vanessa Farr, the town's director of planning and development, said the proposal went through a few alterations, but the...

  • Portland Charter Commission to vote on final recommendations

    PORTLAND — A year's worth of work by the Charter Commission has resulted in major recommendations to change the way city government works. The Charter Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday, July 8, on sending its recommendations to voters in November. The biggest change the commis...

  • Accounting error leaves Portland agency LearningWorks in a pinch

    PORTLAND — LearningWorks, the West End-based education and community organization, is looking for help to fund its after-school program following an unexpected loss in federal grant money. LearningWorks (formerly Portland West) is the recipient of a five-year federal grant for its&nb...

  • Naked Shakespeare comes to Peaks Island this summer

    PORTLAND — Naked nights will be coming soon to Peaks Island – just in time for the balmy weather. Starting July 12, Westbrook-based theater troupe Acorn Productions will bring Naked Shakespeare to the Inn on Peaks Island. Producer Michael Levine, an island resident, said...

  • Woman hurt in Peaks Island crash, brother arrested

    PEAKS ISLAND — A woman was critically injured early Monday, July 5, when the Jeep she was riding in hit a stone wall and flipped over. Jessica Sherman, 30, was pinned under the vehicle, according to Portland Police Sgt. Troy Bowden. She was taken from the island to Maine Medical Cent...

  • Portland Adult Education celebrates its cultural diversity

    PORTLAND — Portland Adult Education hosted its first community get-together in 12 years on July 1 with large amounts of food and cultural spirit. Students, teachers, family and friends came together to put on a talent show of sorts in PAE's gymnasium on Douglass Street. With 1,700 st...