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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...

  • Fire station decision returns to Falmouth council

    FALMOUTH — A hearing on the anticipated closing of Pleasant Hill Fire Station may be the biggest attraction on a full agenda at next week's Town Council meeting, scheduled for Monday, Jan. 11. Although the hearing and the approval by the council isn't technically required for Town Ma...

  • Laid-off workers in Freeport, Brunswick to receive extra training, benefits

    BRUNSWICK — Employees who were laid off at Freeport's L.L. Bean and Cooper Wiring Devices in Brunswick could be eligible for retraining and job placement assistance from the U.S. Department of Labor. On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, announced that workers who lost th...

  • A year after Yarmouth arson fire, developers rebuild on Route 1

    YARMOUTH — The anniversary of the fire that destroyed a commercial building at 500 Route 1 is being marked with the hope for new business opportunities. Although the fire displaced more than two dozen small businesses, property owners Art and Elizabeth Dyer are rebuilding and ho...

  • Cumberland forms alliance to promote local businesses

    CUMBERLAND – A first-of-its-kind local business group hopes to promote and support businesses and bring together the town’s public and private sectors for increased economic development. Membership in the Cumberland Maine Business Association is free to all Cumberland business ...

  • Juried exhibit to spotlight best USM student art

    PORTLAND — An exhibit featuring some of the best student art will open next week at the University of Southern Maine's Area Gallery in the Woodbury Campus Center. The free exhibit, "USM Juried Student Art Exhibit: Selected Works," will feature the work of USM student artists. Most of...

  • Yarmouth prepares for crowds during Herbie's removal

    YARMOUTH — When Herbie, Yarmouth's 240-year-old, 110-foot American elm tree is removed from the corner of Yankee Drive and East Main Street on Jan. 18, town officials want spectators to be safe and prepared. To keep the droves of residents, neighbors and expected spectators safe, Pub...

  • Developers hope to stimulate interest, funding for Falmouth open space project

    FALMOUTH — An event planned Sunday, Jan. 10, at Tidewater Farm promises to provide a glimpse of organizers' dreams for the development's 32 acres of open space. Sunday's program, the first in a monthly series of educational and recreational entertainment events, is expected to attrac...

  • Shrimp parts still plague Portland Water District

    PORTLAND — The Portland Water District is reminding businesses and residents to only flush human waste and toilet paper down their drains. The reminder comes as wastewater treatment facilities are again being overwhelmed by unprocessable material, including discarded shrimp parts.