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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...

  • First woman director takes the reins at Bath YMCA

    BATH — Sabrina Murphy, the new executive director of the Bath Area Family YMCA, is also the first woman to lead the institution in its 154-year history. Murphy, who replaces Phil Krummel, was hired by the YMCA in 2001 as the associate executive director and later became operatio...

  • Brunswick school renovation funds removed from lending reform law

    BRUNSWICK — A provision that would have provided renovation funds for school districts affected by the 2011 closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station was stripped from a bill that President Obama signed into law Tuesday. Removal of the measure will have immediate consequences for the Br...

  • Harpswell panel solicits input on Mitchell Field businesses

    HARPSWELL — For some residents, one of the biggest problems with Mitchell Field is that there's no business there. On Wednesday, April 7, residents harboring that opinion – and probably a few that don't – will get a chance to say what kind of businesses should be allowed ...

  • 12 employees could lose jobs under RSU 1 budget

    BATH — The draft fiscal 2011 budget proposed by Regional School Unit 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth could mean the elimination of a dozen employees. The $24.35 million spending plan is nearly $634,000 less than this year’s budget, and includes a revenue loss of abou...

  • Yarmouth rep's waste disposal bill signed into law

    YARMOUTH — Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, worked for months to create a bill that would hold manufacturers – not municipalities or taxpayers – financially responsible for their product's waste collection and disposal. The bill, “An Act to Provi...

  • Cheverus tunes up

    The Cheverus High School Jazz Band does some last-minute practicing on March 27 before performing at the state High School Instrumental Jazz Festival at South Portland High School. Eighty-nine jazz bands and ensembles representing 40 schools from around the state competed in the event. Cheverus took...

  • African Film Festival begins April 6 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The  second Maine African Film Festival takes place April 6-10, and in addition to films will feature art exhibits, panel discussions and question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers. The event kicks off with an opening-night reception and art exhibit at Mayo Street A...

  • Bullens enters Senate District 11 race

    CUMBERLAND — Cindy Bullens, a Democrat, announced her candidacy in Senate District 11, after the withdrawal of Charles Kenney. District 11 includes Cumberland, Chebeague Island, Falmouth, Gray, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth and Long Island. Bullens is a twice Grammy-nominated ...