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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...

  • Falmouth 2nd in state drama finals; Yarmouth 4th

    ROCKPORT — Falmouth High School finished second in the Class A state One-Act Festival last weekend with a performance of "The Thirteen Clocks," by James Thurber. Skowhegan was the winner at Camden Hills Regional High School and will represent Maine in the Class A division at the New Engl...

  • Route 1 bridge will not be closed during rebuilding

    FALMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation announced Tuesday that it is no longer considering closing the Martin Point bridge during reconstruction scheduled to begin in 2012. "We've done enough at this point to realize it would be very problematic to close it," MDOT Project M...

  • Yarmouth message in a bottle washes up on Mass. shore

    YARMOUTH — A message in a green bottle that may have been tossed into the ocean about 12 years ago in Yarmouth washed ashore last week in Cohasset, Mass. Three girls — 8-year-old twins Annabelle and Kyra DeGroat and their 4-year-old sister Bridgit — found t...

  • She's got game

    Malia Cross-Roberts of Portland shows she's got skill, and gets an approving smile from Harlem Globetrotter Hot Shot Branch, on March 19 in the Reiche School gym. Branch was in town promoting the Globetrotters game in Portland on March 26 and the "CHEER For Character" program, which focuses on build...

  • Hate group targets performance at Portland's Waynflete School

    PORTLAND — A Kansas extremist group that openly hates homosexuals, Jews, Catholics and America in general is threatening to picket a local high school theater production. The Westboro Baptist Church, known for its frequent picketing of funerals for military veterans and gays, posted ...

  • Commission seeks artists to create original work for new Durham School

    DURHAM — The Maine Arts Commission is inviting artists from all over the country to submit proposals to design, create and install artwork at the Durham Community School as part of the public artwork program Percent for Art. The artists selected will receive a budget of up to $44,000...

  • Dispatch deal with Yarmouth adds jobs to Falmouth Police Department

    FALMOUTH — Emergency services are about to undergo some major changes. The Police Department is in the process of adding six new employees – a significant increase for a team of 17 sworn officers. The hirings come after three long-time members of the department retired a...

  • Proposed municipal budget raises Yarmouth taxes; school budget holds the line

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council on March 18 unanimously accepted the School Board's fiscal 2011 budget with a zero percent increase from this year. Councilors also received a preliminary municipal budget that would add 20 cents to the property tax rate. School Board Chairman ...