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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...

  • Man charged with Portland murder makes 1st court appearance

    PORTLAND — The man police say gunned down a friend Feb. 10 made his initial court appearance Tuesday. Daudoit Butsitsi, 24, is charged with killing Serge Mulongo, also 24. Police believe Butsitsi shot Mulongo at around 11:15 p.m. Feb. 10 on the porch of an apartment building on Park ...

  • Wharf Street canopy among options for Portland noise task force

    PORTLAND — A task force will spend the next four months considering options to address noise downtown and in the Old Port, including installation of a glass canopy over Wharf Street. The Public Safety Committee last fall held several meetings to discuss complaints from residents and ...

  • Goodwill seeks adults for new youth mentoring program in Portland

    PORTLAND — Goodwill Industries of Northern New England is looking for 75 volunteers over the next two years to mentor at-risk youth in greater Portland. Mentors are being sought as part of a new program, Goodw...

  • 'Affordable,' artist-oriented apartment building planned for Oak Street in Portland

    PORTLAND — An affordable housing developer is planning to build a 37-unit apartment building in the Arts District, and is targeting artists for tenants. Grey Payne, development officer for Avesta Housing, said the agency could begin the city approval process as soon as next month. Th...

  • Kunin seeks new challenges, Deering High School seeks new principal

    PORTLAND — Ken Kunin will resign as principal of Deering High School at the end of the school year, he said, to seek a new challenge. Kunin said his resignation has nothing to do with the bleak financial forecast for city schools, which face a mid-year cut of $2.6 million in state aid in...

  • Analysts: School funding crisis an opportunity for change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Maine has too many school districts, too many administrators, too few students per teacher and too many students identified for special education. Those were just some of the problems behind the current funding crisis for public education identified by attorney and educa...

  • Portland's historic black meeting house wins more money for restoration

    PORTLAND — The Abyssinian Meeting House is a shell of what it was three years ago. And the folks in charge of restoring the landmark couldn't be happier. "We thought we'd have to do a lot of guessing," said David Paul, treasurer of the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian. "The buildi...

  • Bath police search for drugstore robbery suspect

    BATH — Police are investigating a robbery that occurred Monday at 9:50 a.m. at the Walgreens store on State Road. Police said a white man in his 20s entered the store and demanded prescription narcotics at the pharmacy counter. He said he had a gun, although he displayed no gun ...