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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...

  • 5 candidates for 3 seats on Falmouth Town Council; 4 seek 2 School Board seats

    FALMOUTH — The April 26 deadline to turn in nomination papers for local elections revealed a few surprises and some expected candidates tossing their hats into the ring. There are three seats up for grabs on the Town Council and two seats available on the School Board, all with three...

  • Improvements to northbound I-295 to begin in May between Portland and Freeport

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation announced Monday that improvements to a nearly 10-mile stretch of northbound Interstate 295 will begin in mid-May. Bradford Foley, DOT highway program manager, said the $8.4 million project will begin near the Portland-Falmouth l...

  • Deering High School students present solar panel initiative

    FALMOUTH — Students from Deering High School in Portland are working to save their school money and do their part to reduce global warming and the country's dependence on foreign energy. At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Ce...

  • South Portland teenager arrested on drug charges after high-speed chase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police were led on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle in Ferry Village. As a result, the 18-year-old driver, Zachary Burns, was arrested on multiple charges, including operating under the influence of drugs and traffic...

  • Runners answer SOS

    Doug Kennedy of Harpswell and his dog, Mauka, cross the Swinging Bridge during the 7th annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 18. Runners ages 7 to 73 entered the event, which crosses the 118-year-old suspension bridge that connects Topsham and Brunswick.

  • Arts Night to highlight student creativity in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The fourth annual Arts Night will take place Thursday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m., giving students the opportunity to showcase their talents in painting, poetry, film and live music.  This will be the second year students in both Pond Cove Elementary School and Cap...

  • Sagadahoc Dems to hold gubernatorial forum

    BATH — The Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee will host a forum for all five Democratic gubernatorial candidates at the Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Sen. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, will moderate the forum, which will provide ...

  • Scarborough run benefits arts center

    SCARBOROUGH — The Fiddlehead Center for the Arts is sponsoring a 5K run for adults and a 1K fun-run for children on Saturday, April 24, at 8:30 a.m. at the Clambake Restaurant at Pine Point. The event aims to raise money for the Fiddlehead Center, a nonprofit organization that provid...