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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...

  • Portland to re-examine housing replacement rule

    PORTLAND — The city is getting ready to review a housing ordinance that has come under fire in the past few months from critics who feel it has been applied arbitrarily. The Housing Replacement Ordinance is a 7-year-old rule that requires property owners to either replace or pay for hous...

  • Portland police investigate death at Read Street club

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating the death of a Portland man following a fight at a Read Street club early Sunday morning. Than Yim, 33, was reportedly at a private party at Thanh Thanh Bida Club when he was involved in an altercation, according to a statement from police Capt. Te...

  • Disappointment follows decision to kill The Cat

    PORTLAND — A more-than 30-year tradition of ferry service between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, seems doomed following the announcement last week that Bay Ferries Ltd. has terminated its seasonal service. Bay Ferries President Mark MacDonald said in an e-mailed statement Dec. 18 th...

  • Portland schools' 'best guesstimate': $2.8M in budget cuts should absorb state curtailment

    PORTLAND — School Committee Chairman Peter Eglinton on Monday said a curtailment plan instituted last week to deal with a $2.7 million reduction in education funding by the state sets a target that is in line with cuts announced by the governor on Friday, Dec. 18.  "The governor's a...

  • Portland Public Library prepares for return to renovated main branch

    PORTLAND — Renovations at the Portland Public Library's main branch are nearing completion, and displaced services will begin moving back into the building on Monument Square later this winter. The library plans to move Children's Services in February from its temporary home at the East ...

  • Falmouth board sticks with Powers as school chief

    FALMOUTH — The School Board has called off its search for a new superintendent and plans to appoint interim Superintendent Barbara Powers as the district's new school chief. A consensus was reached in executive session during a Saturday, Dec. 12, special meeting. The board is expecte...

  • Salvation Army responds to rising demand for services in greater Portland

    PORTLAND — At 87, Bob Traill is an active member of the Salvation Army, the Rotary Club, the Patient and Family Centered Care Council at Maine Medical Center, and goes to the gym three times a week. On Saturday afternoon, the Cape Elizabeth resident could be found ringing a bell at ...

  • Grant program could help Portland businesses expand, create jobs

    PORTLAND — A walk through the Old Port reveals how the recession is affecting local small businesses. Over the past year, for-lease signs have replaced open signs in some of the city's most coveted storefronts. "I walk down the street and it's disappointing," Councilor Cheryl Leeman said...