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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...

  • Brunswick Fire Department chief to retire in April

    BRUNSWICK — Clark Labbe will retire as fire chief on April 2, 2010, he announced Monday in a letter to Town Manager Gary Brown. Labbe, 54, has served 37 years with the Brunswick Fire Department. Five of those years have been as chief. "The men and women of the Br...

  • RSU 1 teachers protest failure to reach labor accord

    ARROWSIC — Approximately 60 Regional School Unit 1 teachers packed a School Board meeting Monday evening to draw attention to their lack of a labor contract. Members of the Sagadahoc Education Preservation Association rallied outside Arrowsic Town Hall while the RSU 1 board disc... 1

  • Few drivers comment on plan to close turnpike entrance in Falmouth

    PORTLAND — Extensive repairs to an aging Maine Turnpike bridge may mean temporary closure of the Exit 52 northbound on-ramp from the Falmouth spur, forcing drivers to find alternate routes. During a meeting attended by fewer than half a dozen members of the public Monday night at Main... 3

  • Portland school chief outlines more than $3M in potential budget cuts

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. is scheduled on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to present his recommendations for dealing with a possible $2.7 million cut in state education funding. Morse's plan, released late Tuesday morning, is expected to be referred to the School...

  • Mavodones to be Portland's mayor; Marshall loses bid

    PORTLAND — Five-term City Councilor Nick Mavodones was nominated this week to serve as the city's mayor for 2010. Mavodones was re-elected to the council Nov. 3 as an at-large representative, a post he has held for 12 years. Portland's mayor is appointed by the counc...

  • Biting the hand that feeds

    Scarborough police Officer Mike Sawyer, left, and Portland Officer Christian Stickney work with Sawyer's dog, Taz, on Monday behind the former Portland Saab dealership on Route 1 in Falmouth. The officers and others from around the region and their K-9 partners, classified as patrol dogs, narcotic-d...

  • New ER, new flu precautions

    Maine Medical Center opened the doors of its expanded Emergency Department on Nov. 12, the final phase of a $170 million expansion at the Portland hospital that also included adding a helipad, parking garage and a designated women and infant services department. Also last week, Maine Med and Mer...

  • Seafood company eyes 3-year lease at Maine State Pier in Portland

    PORTLAND — The City Council's Community Development Committee on Wednesday will consider a three-year lease agreement with Ready Seafood for space at the Maine State Pier. Greg Mitchell, city economic development director, sa...