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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...

  • Dog days: Kona joins Scarborough Police Department

    SCARBOROUGH — There's a new officer on the police force — he's got a fuzzy face and was born and raised in Germany. His name is Kona and he's a German Shepherd. Kona is a K-9 police dog in training who arrived from Frankfurt on Mother's Day. He is staying with Officer Michael S...

  • Fundraising to begin for Brunswick-Topsham riverwalk

    BRUNSWICK — The effort to create a 1.25-mile, four-season riverwalk between Brunswick and Topsham took another step forward last week. The Androscoggin Riverwalk would create a loop using the recently renovated Swinging Bridge and the Frank J. Wood Bridge. The Androscoggin Brunswick-...

  • Brunswick official: Traffic woes almost over along Bath Road

    BRUNSWICK — The traffic snarls, washouts and bumpy rides that have marked travel along a busy stretch of Bath Road should be just about over, according to the town's public works director. Crews have been working on the $2.15 Bath Road improvement project since April. The project has...

  • Topsham Planning Board rejects cell tower proposal

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously rejected construction of a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. The decision prompted cheers from the audience, composed largely of Heights residents, who have packed every board meeting to oppose the proj...

  • Brunswick council to consider consolidating polling places

    BRUNSWICK — Residents in the town's seven election districts could be voting at a single location on Nov. 2. The proposed change would reduce the town's six polling locations to one, or possibly two. The Town Council has scheduled a public hearing on the consolidation plan for its Ju...

  • Bath shipbuilders seek tools, funds, volunteers

    BATH — The organizers of an effort to reconstruct a 17th century tow and sailing vessel this summer are looking for volunteers, tools and money for the project. The Merrymeeting Area Summer School and Maine’s First Ship are working together on the program, where 14 Morse H...

  • Downtown Bath hotel celebrates official opening

    BATH — The city’s new downtown hotel celebrated its grand opening June 24. More than 100 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Hampton Inn, which followed a month-long "quiet" opening. Karen Whitman of Hilton Hotels said the 94-room hotel at 140 Commer...

  • Keeping it about the kids: Falmouth trains parents, coaches to behave at sports events

    FALMOUTH — The wind-up, the whoosh of the pitch, the crack of the bat, the clang as the bat hits the ground, the scuffle of small feet as they rush around the field, the smack of ball into gloves – all sounds of summer youth sports. But angry parents, coaches and umpires arguin...