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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...

  • Stalemate continues in RSU 1

    Louise LaMarque, left, an English teacher, chats with school nurse Sharon Morrill outside Morse High School during a protest on Friday morning, Dec. 11. Members of the Sagadahoc Education Association staged the protest because negotiations for a new teachers' contract in Regional School Union 1 h...

  • SPC-TV offers online streaming, archived meetings

    SOUTH PORTLAND — South Portland Community Television is now offering its programing on the Internet. SPC-TV Manager Tony Vigue said in a press release that programming will be offered in real time, via

  • For now, Scarborough councilors avoid muzzling committee members

    SCARBOROUGH — A decision by councilors on Wednesday to remove a paragraph entitled "Interaction with the Media" before approving a procedures manual has for now warded off the appearance of council censorship of committee members. In an attempt to clean up language and clarify proced...

  • Giving, receiving: Holiday lessons from Scarborough's Project GRACE

    SCARBOROUGH — A community room at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church has been transformed by piles of presents and tables of clothing, toys and other items as volunteers work to wrap gifts with colorful papers, ribbons and bows in preparation for families who will pick them up this week. It's a...

  • Pine Point motel parking approved, opponents vow to keep fighting

    SCARBOROUGH — Opponents aren't backing down after the Planning Board unanimously approved reconfiguration of a Pine Point motel's parking lot using land gained in a swap with the town. During the board meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, one resident stood up and interrupted the deliberation...

  • South Portland mayor, councilors defend their right to party

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Four of the seven city councilors attended a private party last weekend to celebrate the new mayor's inauguration. Although the gathering on Saturday, Dec. 12, at Mayor Tom Coward's home constituted a council quorum, neither the press nor the general public were invi...

  • State board upholds South Portland tax assessment of Maine Mall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owners of the Maine Mall received some good news and some bad news this week. While the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York accepted General Growth Properties' plan for the reorganization of $10.25 billion in debt, the Maine Board of Property Tax Review on Tuesday ...

  • South Portland buys land to thwart potential Scarborough development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the City Council unanimously approved using $10,000 from its Land Bank to purchase less than a quarter acre of land off Berwick Street on Dec. 7, residents and city officials alike hoped the effort would set a precedent for future open space conservation efforts.