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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 legislators to hold office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2-4 p.m. at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street. The session is open to anyone who would like to voice opinions and concerns. Gerzofsky r...

  • Private effort launched to fund Shore Road Pathway in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The community group Safe Access for Everyone is acquiring non-profit status and starting a campaign to raise the local portion required for a federal grant to construct the Shore Road Pathway....

  • Sale of Scarborough property still on hold as town weighs procedure

    SCARBOROUGH — Town officials are still waiting for results of a conservation analysis on a 69-acre parcel known as the Tibbetts Road property, a piece of town land that abutters have expressed interest in purchasing. But the delay of written findings from the Parks and Land Conservat...

  • Cape Elizabeth Town Council sets Fort Williams parking fees, plans advisory referendum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors on Feb. 8 approved parking fees at Fort Williams Park starting in April 2011, including annual permits for residents and non-residents. Voters will be given one more opportunity to express their opinion in a non-binding referendum in June.

  • Cape Elizabeth gets more school funding than expected from the state

    CAPE ELIZABETH — School officials said they are pleased with preliminary reports from the state Department of Education that show a reduction of only $40,000 in state subsidy for 2010-2011, not the $900,000 that was previously expected. "I never expected the numbers to be this l...

  • Scarborough school funding: 'It could have been worse'

    SCARBOROUGH — Preliminary 2011 state funding for Scarborough schools of $5 million reflects a loss to the district's budget of $2 million in general aid to education. The loss was somewhat less than the district expected, Scarborough Schools Superintendent David Doyle said Wednesday....

  • South Portland School Board to vote March 8 on high school renovation plans

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Having scuttled plans to put a $41.9 million high school renovation bond out to voters in June, the School Board next month is scheduled to vote on whether they like the renovation plan or not. The continued accreditation of the high school may be at stake. Th...

  • Naturalization in Falmouth

    Somali immigrant Suad Abrar, who now lives in Lewiston, waves an American flag during a naturalization ceremony at Falmouth Middle School on Tuesday, Feb. 9. More than 40 people became United States citizens during the ceremony, which is a part of the fifth grade's immigration unit.