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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...

  • Scarborough councilor makes unusual, public bid for leadership

    SCARBOROUGH — A town councilor last week announced her candidacy for council chairwoman, giving the public a rare peek into what is traditionally a behind-the-scenes selection process. Beginning her third consecutive three-year term on the council after receiving the most votes in...

  • Council tells Cape Elizabeth homeowner hands off Greenbelt land; parking restricted near Casino Beach

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A homeowner in the Leighton Farm subdivision with land adjacent to town-owned conservation property will have to stop making improvements to the town land and remove part of a stone wall built in 2004. The Town Council voted 7-0 Monday to deny Philip O'Hearn's reque...

  • South Portland High School expands online courses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Students at South Portland High School will be able to take an advanced graphic design course as soon as next fall. Superintendent Suzanne Godin said the School Board on Monday night unanimously endorsed the new course, which will not increase education costs.

  • New eateries set to open in South Portland's Knightville neighborhood

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Two area women are hoping to spice up the local dining scene in the coming weeks by opening new restaurants in Knightville.  The Snow Squall, 18 Ocean St., is getting ready to reopen, perhaps as soon as Nov. 18, and the Zeta Cafe could begin serving dinner in the...

  • Falmouth boys repeat

    In what's become an almost annual ritual, the Falmouth boys soccer team lifted its latest championship trophy Saturday, Nov. 7, after a 3-0 win over Ellsworth in the Class B state final. The Yachtsmen have won the title seven times since 2000. Story in Sports, Page 13.

  • Falmouth winter parking ban starts Sunday

    FALMOUTH — The town's winter parking ban goes into effect next week. Between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. from Nov. 15 to April 15, no vehicles may be parked on any town-maintained street. In addition, parked vehicles that interfere with plowing or snow removal at ...

  • Cape Elizabeth seeks bids to upgrade Gull Crest trail

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission plans to upgrade the Inner Loop Trail on the Gull Crest property and is looking for construction bids for the project. Town Planner Maureen O'Meara said she is not sure how much the project will cost, but work will include gravel, geotextile fabr...

  • Interim board begins work on Freeport Chamber of Commerce

    FREEPORT — The new Freeport Chamber of Commerce met Wednesday, Nov. 4, to elect an interim board of directors. Their charge over the next few months is to create the guidelines, bylaws and goals of the organization. More than 50 people attended the meeting. They were ...