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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...

  • Public advocate, Portland lawmakers oppose quick fix for natural gas lines

    PORTLAND — Natural gas provider Unitil has started to replace about 75 miles of cast iron and steel pipelines in Portland and Westbrook. Whether that work will be finished in 12 years or up to 20 years – and its effect on gas rates – will be the subject of a public hearin...

  • Portland political parties choose November candidates

    PORTLAND — Democrats, Republicans and Greens in several legislative districts went to the polls Tuesday to decide who their candidates will be in the November elections for the state Legislature. In District 114, incumbent Democratic Rep. Peter Stuckey beat George Vincent Jr., 880-18...

  • Brunswick voters accept $32.3M school budget

    BRUNSWICK — Voters on Tuesday overwhelming approved a $32.3 million school spending plan for fiscal 2011. They also retained the school budget validation process.  According to unofficial results, voters approved the spending plan 3,691 to 1,179, a 3-to-1 margin. Addition...

  • Falmouth voters approve school budget

    FALMOUTH — Voters overwhelmingly approved the $24.6 million school budget by an unofficial vote of 2,951 to 791 in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. The voters also supported continuing to hold school budget validation referendums for another three years, 2,690 to 1,035.

  • Chebeague Town Meeting OKs $2.8M budget, elects 4 officials

    CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Voters floated a $2.8 million fiscal 2011 budget at Town Meeting Saturday, the school portion of which received final approval at the polls on Tuesday. Residents approved all 62 warrant items during the more than four-hour meeting, Town Administrator Scott Sea...

  • Dignitaries celebrate new home for women in Portland

    PORTLAND — Hundreds of people gathered June 4 on Valley Street to celebrate the opening of Florence House, the city's second "Housing First" project. Florence House is home to 25 formerly homeless women and provides a short-term place for up to 40 more women to transition into perman...

  • Crews to search for, detonate munitions at Brunswick base

    BRUNSWICK — Crews will begin searching for undetonated munitions at Brunswick Naval Air Station on June 8, continuing through the first week of August. Residents may hear explosions at the 3,200-acre facility, since crews are expected to detonate on site any ordnance discovered. ...

  • Traffic delays expected during structural inspection of Falmouth/Portland bridge

    FALMOUTH — Maine Department of Transportation engineers will close one lane of traffic on the Route 26/100 bridge across the Presumpscot River at 8 a.m. on Thursday and use an under-bridge crane to perform a structural inspection. Motorists will be limited to one lane of alternating ...