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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...

  • Scarborough council adds $100K to school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to add $100,000 to the school budget after voters narrowly rejected a $34.9 million budget on May 11. After a public hearing and second reading on June 2, the budget will go back to voters for a second validation referendum on J...

  • Nice tri in Freeport

    Bruce Butterworth of Seabrook, N.H., heads for the finish line of the inaugural Tri for the Y in Freeport on Saturday, May 22. More than 250 athletes participated in either a triathlon (325-yard swim, 12-mile bike ride and three-mile run) or duathlon (12-mile bike ride and 1.5-mile run) to benefi...

  • Cooperative effort in Falmouth

    Gabrielle Cyr hands containers of detergent to her seventh-grade classmates from Falmouth Middle School, who worked bucket-brigade lines on May 21 to load food-drive products collected at OceanView. Donated items were then taken by school bus to the Falmouth Food Bank.

  • Divided council sends Cape Elizabeth school budget to June 8 referendum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council approved the fiscal 2011 school budget on Tuesday, May 25. The $20.7 million budget now goes to a citizen referendum on June 8. Chairwoman Anne Swift-Kayatta and Councilor Jessica Sullivan voted against the budget in the 5-2 decision....

  • Portland Jetport emergency exercise June 5 expected to cause traffic mess

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, while emergency workers participate in a large-scale aviation emergency training exercise. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and expect delays....

  • Brunswick School Board weighs new proposal to save freshman sports

    BRUNSWICK — With parents and coaches still simmering from the School Board's decision to cut freshman sports from its fiscal 2011 budget, coaches and the high school athletic director have drafted a proposal to retain as many sub-varsity sports as possible. Meanwhile, the board's

  • All aboard in Brunswick: Maine Street Station visitors center opens for summer season

    BRUNSWICK — A new visitors center opened at Maine Street Station this week, marking the beginning of what project proponents hope will become a transit hub and marketing tool for local businesses and attractions. The center is owned by the town and subleased to the Brunswick Downtown...

  • Topsham taps Brunswick firefighter as next chief

    TOPSHAM — Brian Stockdale, a firefighter/paramedic with the Brunswick Fire Department, will become Topsham’s fire chief on June 3. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously May 20 to approve Town Manager Jim Ashe’s selection of Stockdale. He was a candidate chosen fro...