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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...

  • Brunswick council postpones decision on traffic signal, green-lights Freeport dispatch talks

    BRUNSWICK — A proposed traffic signal at the intersection of McKeen and Maine streets is generating debate between residents concerned about safety and traffic flow and those worried about noise and urban creep. The Town Council on Monday postponed a decision on the signal, which if ... 1

  • Mt. Ararat students help Topsham track animals

    TOPSHAM — For the second consecutive year, Mt. Ararat High School students have helped the town collect data in potential wildlife corridor areas by conducting animal tracking surveys. Rod Melanson, Topsham's natural resource/assistant planner, worked with biology teacher Glenn ... 1

  • Elections, budget face Harpswell Town Meeting

    HARPSWELL — Along with two contested elections, residents will vote on the town’s 2010 budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, March 20, at Harpswell Islands School. The proposed $4 million municipal budget is down about 1 percent from last year. Harpswell’s budget runs on a ...

  • Details scarce in Brunswick municipal budget proposal

    BRUNSWICK — Proposed cuts in jobs and services in the 2010-2011 municipal budget remain unknown following a brief presentation to the Town Council on Monday. Town Manager Gary Brown gave the council a rough outline of the obstacles facing the spending plan – specifically a $1.9...

  • Yarmouth ready to pull the plug on 110 street lights

    YARMOUTH — The Energy Savers Committee is nearing the end of a two-year project to reduce street lights as a way to save money, energy and reduce light pollution. Marge Titcomb, YES chairwoman, said the town's nearly 650 streetlights have been mapped and reviewed, and the committee r...

  • Maine secretary of state walks thin line between public, private interests

    Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s job is to run elections, oversee the state archives, ensure compliance with corporate incorporation filings and administer the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. But Dunlap, who is paid more than $83,800 by taxpayers to represent their interests, also...

  • Riverton renovation

    A joint project between the NAACP Youth Council and the Maine Red Claws basketball team to renovate the Portland Housing Authority study centers at Riverton Drive and Kennedy Park was introduced March 13 at Riverton with Red Claws players on hand to greet the kids. Darnell Lazare, left, and Marcus L...

  • Church campaign hopes to boost Falmouth Food Pantry

    FALMOUTH — On March 20, St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church will kick off its annual campaign to support the community with a book, bake and soup sale to benefit the Falmouth Food Pantry. The sale, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Mary the Virgin parish house o...