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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...

  • With federal funds about to dry up, state officials, rail advocates remain optimistic about Amtrak Downeaster

    PORTLAND — The federal subsidy that keeps the Amtrak Downeaster running is scheduled to expire Sept. 30. But despite a weakened economy and gaps in state transportation funding, state officials and rail advocates are confident the Portland-to-Boston passenger service will continue. 

  • Meeting to discuss West Commercial St. trail

    PORTLAND — A waterfront path high on the priority list for bicycle and pedestrian advocates may finally be about to happen. A meeting has been scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 23, to discuss the feasibility of creating a new trail that would run along West Commercial Street, from Vete...

  • Community comes together for Portland family coping with death, job loss

    PORTLAND — Community members are rallying in support of a Mona Road family beset by personal and financial tragedies. On July 7, Jamie Kingsburg, a 32-year-old mother of four, went to the hospital after battling what she thought was a severe cold for several weeks. There, she was...

  • Portland commissions new fireboat

    PORTLAND — City officials and Fire Department personnel gathered along the waterfront Monday morning to officially welcome the city's new fireboat, City of Portland IV, into service. The $3.2 million boat was built in Nova Scotia at the A.F. Theriault & Son boatyard and was de...

  • Access restored to I-295 in South Portland via Veterans Memorial Bridge

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After being closed for two weeks, Exit 4 on Interstate 295 reopened Monday morning to southbound traffic. The southbound lane on the Veterans Memorial Bridge that leads to the interstate on-ramp from Portland has also reopened.  Both lanes were close...

  • Blazing a trail

    Tom Blake, left, Chris Smith, Tim Cronin and Dennis Biggie work on a footbridge across the north branch of Long Creek on Sept. 13 when the South Portland Land Trust sponsored a volunteer day to prepare for the opening on Sept. 26 of its newest trail and pocket park. The trail will make it easier to ...

  • Call to prayer

    Daniel Oppenheim sounds a shofar, or ram's horn, during dedication Sept. 13 of the new sanctuary at Congregation Bet Ha'am on Westbrook Street in South Portland. The new worship space and a renovated religious school are on the site of the former Sawyer School. The dedication came just in time for ...

  • Getting their marching orders

    After a summer of practice and two weeks of "Band Camp," the South Portland High School marching band puts in some last-minute practice Tuesday night before the first competition of the season on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Westbrook High School.