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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...

  • Input sought on Topsham government improvement report

    TOPSHAM — After completing a draft report on ways to improve attendance and participation at town meetings, the Topsham Government Improvement Committee is looking for public input at a meeting next week.The meeting will be held in the ground-floor meeting room of the Topsham Munici...

  • Karate club launches for Bath Iron Works employees, families

    BATH – Bradley Krehel lives by the adage that a person should “leave more than you take,” and he is exercising that notion through the Bath Iron Works Karate Club. Krehel, a certified instructor, founded the club as a means of sharing his decades of martial arts experienc...

  • New officers to take reins at embattled BIW union

    BATH — A new slate of officers of Bath Iron Works’ largest union is expected to take total control of the local’s operations. John Carr, spokesman for the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, the parent union of BIW’s Local S6, said la...

  • Collaboration fuels Freeport forum on domestic violence

    FREEPORT — Community Services will host a forum on domestic violence on Wednesday, Jan. 27. Local schools, businesses, non-profits and teenagers are collaborating in the forum, which will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Freeport Community Center.

  • Freeport review board to hold 3 site walks

    FREEPORT — The Project Review Board will conduct site walks for three proposed projects on Saturday, Jan. 23. At 9 a.m. the board will visit 38 South St., the proposed Habitat for Humanity subdivision. At 9:45 a.m., the board will meet at the proposed Bow Street Market de...

  • Yarmouth teachers accept 1-year salary freeze

    YARMOUTH — In the face of budget shortfalls and reductions in state funding, the town and teachers have agreed to a one-year salary freeze. The new contract was ratified by members of the Yarmouth Educators Association and unanimously approved by the School Board on Thursday, Ja...

  • North Yarmouth nixes silver bullets in favor of curbside recycling

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Not everyone is pleased that the town has put a silver bullet in its silver-bullet recycling containers. The containers at the fire barn were removed Jan. 15 in favor of the town's curbside recycling program. The Board of Selectmen voted Dec. 1 to make the chang...

  • North Yarmouth hopes to avoid tax increase in upcoming budget

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen is aiming for a fiscal 2011 budget that triggers no increase in taxes,  Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin said last week. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a homeowner will pay less, she noted. For instance, if resident...