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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...

  • Annual Pettengill Farm Day showcases Freeport history, music, family fun

    FREEPORT — The 34th annual Pettengill Farm Day will take place Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Freeport Historical Society Executive Director Christina White said the theme will again be "Everything Barnyard," but will include more music, activities and historical displays. ...

  • Portland Fish Exchange consolidates with lease to seafood processor

    PORTLAND — In what it called the most significant realignment in its 25-year history, the Portland Fish Exchange on Tuesday announced it has agreed to lease about a third of its space to a local seafood processor. The 10-year deal with Cozy Harbor Seafood is valued at $1.1 million, th...

  • Deering High School student dies in Portland crash

    PORTLAND — The person killed in a head-on collision early Sunday morning has been identified as 18-year-old Guy Kitoko. Kitoko was the front-seat passenger in a car driven by Yannick Mulongo, a 21-year-old Portland resident. The vehicle, a 2001 Ford Mustang, was traveling on Brighton ... 1

  • Portland's newest playhouse ready for its opening act

    PORTLAND — A small group of performers were rehearsing their lines and finding their marks Monday night at Portland's newest playhouse. The Old Port Playhouse, in the former Head Games ...

  • Portland school chief implementing policy on soliciting, spending grants

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools James C. Morse Sr. is finalizing a new procedure for tracking grant money flowing in and out of the schools, an area highlighted by an independent study into the School Department's $2 million deficit in 2007. Teachers and administrators have ...

  • 'Nuisance' crimes prompt summit in Portland's Bayside neighborhood

    Update: The Bayside Neighborhood Watch meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 at the Lost Coin Cafe, located at 40 Portland St. PORTLAND — Jeff Goldman is tired of people drinking alcohol in public, urinating and defecating in the neighborhood around his Bayside home...

  • Cumberland Fair takes precautions as EEE spreads

    CUMBERLAND — Although a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes has killed several horses in recent weeks in five southern Maine counties, organizers at the Cumberland County Fair are taking precautions to make fairgoers as safe as possible when the event begins this weekend. ...

  • NYC educator tapped as principal of Portland's island schools

    PORTLAND — The School Department has hired a 43-year-old teacher from New York City as the new principal of the Peaks Island and Cliff Island elementary schools.  On Oct. 8, Timothy Devaney, who was born in New Hampshire and raised in Connecticut, will replace Assistant Superinte...