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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...

  • USM president encourages Yarmouth High School students to pursue higher education

    YARMOUTH — Selma Botman, president of the University of Southern Maine, visited Yarmouth High School this week to encourage students to pursue a higher education. Her stop in Yarmouth on Monday, Dec. 14,marked the first in a series of high school visits she'll make around the st...

  • SailMaine appeals for donations

    PORTLAND — SailMaine, a nonprofit that teaches kids to sail, launched its first public fundraising appeal this week. The 13-year-old organization is asking for donations to help it continue to offer affordable sailing training to kids. More than 325 young sailors participated in the prog...

  • First the lights, then the latkes

    Rabbi Moshe Wilansky lights the first lanterns on the grand menorah in front of Portland City Hall on Saturday night, Dec. 12, the second night of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. A party with latkes (traditional potato pancakes), balloons, music and dancing followed in the Maine Room of Cit...

  • Cumberland residents may challenge plan to borrow up to $4.5M for Route 88 upgrades

    CUMBERLAND – The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to proceed with a Foreside Road (Route 88) shoulder and drainage improvement project requiring borrowing up to $4.5 million.The next morning, though, a Hedgerow Drive resident requested a petition to begin the process to send the cou...

  • South Portland fitness program for seniors fills void left by USM budget cuts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the University of Southern Maine cut its Lifeline program earlier this spring, about 100 senior citizens were left without services they had depended on for years. But Lifeline, a fitness program geared towards people 60 or older, has been given a second life as Fit...

  • Update: Portland changes snowstorm parking ban start back to 10 p.m.

    PORTLAND — Reacting to concerns from businesses and residents, the city Thursday morning confirmed that it would revert back to a 10 p.m. start time for parking bans. City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said the city will still have the option to call a 6 p.m. start time in the case of a s...

  • Portland school's learning expedition focuses on random acts of kindness

    PORTLAND — The holiday season is typically one of giving and sharing, most commonly between families and friends. But a group of sixth-graders from King Middle School recently took to the streets to spread holiday cheer. About 80 students canvassed the Old Port to hand out candy, com...

  • Fans, sponsors gobble up the Maine Red Claws brand

    PORTLAND — Crusher, the mascot for Maine's new minor league basketball team, stalked the stands at the Portland Expo last Sunday night with two dancers, looking for a lucky fan to receive a fresh hot pizza from Portland Pie. The giveaway is one of the ways the Maine Red Claws are fos...