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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...

  • Correction

    Last week's story "Lions Club celebrates 60 years of service" should have said Donald Grover is the president of the Falmouth Lions Club.

  • Read along with the senator

    U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, holds up a page for students to see during a visit to Lunt School in Falmouth on June 3. Collins was invited to read to he second-grade class by Kevin Grover, Maine's teacher of the year.

  • Harpswell selectmen seek historical evidence to support beach easement

    HARPSWELL — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously June 3 to collect historical evidence that could be used to prove the public has earned permanent access to a private beach.  Cedar Beach, on Bailey Island, is off a private dirt road used by nearby residents. Visitors current...

  • Bath voters nix borrowing for artificial turf field

    BATH — Voters on June 8 overturned a City Council decision to borrow money for construction of an artificial turf field. The City Council had voted 5-4 on Feb. 3 in favor of borrowing up to $300,000 for installation of artificial turf at McMann Field. Opponents then gathered mor...

  • Cape Elizabeth rejects parking fees at Fort Williams by 2-1 margin

    CAPE ELIZABETH — For the second time in nearly three years, residents rejected a proposal to implement a pay-and-display parking fee system at Fort Williams Park. Residents voted 2,532 to 1,262 against the proposal in a non-binding advisory vote on June 8. The Town Council app...

  • Cape Elizabeth approves $20.7M school budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Voters on June 8 validated the $20.7 million fiscal 2011 school budget, 2,584 to 1,072. The budget is $672,000, or 3.4 percent larger than this year. School Board Chairwoman Rebecca Millett said she was very pleased with the vote. "This budget was ...

  • Chipman defeats Pye in House District 64 Democratic primary

    HARPSWELL — David I. Chipman, a former Harpswell selectmen and candidate for the state Senate, will be the Democratic candidate for the House District 64 seat. Chipman defeated Lawrence R. Pye, a Phippsburg selectman, 679-540, in Tuesday's Democratic primary. Chipman will face Republ...

  • School budget OK'd in Bath, other RSU 1 communities

    BATH — Voters in the four Regional School Unit 1 communities approved a nearly $25 million fiscal 2011 budget on Tuesday. The June 8 vote follows a district budget meeting held last week. Bath voted 1,720 to 429 in favor of the budget. Arrowsic supported it 161-32, Phipps...