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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...

  • Audubon seeks volunteers for marsh tours

    SCARBOROUGH — Maine Audubon Society's Scarborough Marsh Center is calling on nature lovers for help. The center needs volunteers May 1 through June 18 to lead nature walks through the marsh. The 3,100-acre estuary is the largest salt-water marsh in the state and is an important breed...

  • Indian arts at Bowdoin

    The Black Thunder singers, a mostly Lakoda Souix group, perform last weekend at the third annual Wabanaki Arts Festival at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.

  • Thanks, mom

    After working nonstop for three hours at the Earth Day Clean-up sponsored April 24 by the South Portland Land Trust along Barberry Creek and the Greenbelt Walkway, Fiona Simpson, Sophie Garland-Dore, Abby Charles and Sasha Garland-Dore saunter along while mom Wendy Garland gets to lug out what they ...

  • Marley does benefit for Scarborough lacrosse

    SCARBOROUGH — Comedian Bob Marley will do a benefit show for the Scarborough Lacrosse Boosters on Sunday, May 2, at 6 p.m. at the Comedy Connection in Portland. Tickets to the family-friendly event are $20 each and are available by calling 774-5554 or at

  • Voters to decide South Portland school budget on May 6

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A referendum on the $41.6 million school budget, approved this week by the City Council, will take place on Thursday, May 6. In addition to voting on the school budget, residents will also be asked whether they want to continue voting on the school budget for another...

  • Some Scarborough residents urge fewer budget cuts, higher taxes

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council heard from 14 residents during a public hearing on the budget Wednesday evening, and most of them spoke in support of the school budget. The Finance Committee, a subcommittee of the council, has proposed a 3.95 percent increase in taxes to cover the com...

  • Cape Elizabeth town clerk urges voting in person on June 8, not absentee

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Clerk Debra Lane is encouraging residents to vote in person on Election Day because of a complicated June 8 ballot. The ballot includes primary elections for governor, a state bond referendum, an advisory municipal referendum on parking fees at Fort Williams ...

  • Construction company provides financing for reopening of Cookie Jar in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Great Falls Construction is not only rebuilding the the Cookie Jar bakery, it is also financing the rebirth of the Shore Road business. Todd Rothstein, project manager for Gorham-based Great Falls, said former Cookie Jar owners Donna and Tom Piscapo will still run th...