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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...

  • Vaccine clinics scheduled for Falmouth students

    FALMOUTH — A seasonal flu shot clinic sponsored by Falmouth Health Services for middle and high school students is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 5-7 p.m. at the Falmouth High School community gym (the small gym). For elementary students, a clinic will be held Tuesday, Se...

  • Family values: Changes ahead for Harpswell marina, restaurant

    HARPSWELL — Chris and Billy Saxton were about 5 years old when they began working the docks and launch at the Dolphin Marina & Restaurant. After that they worked in the restaurant's kitchen, doing dishes, picking lobsters, whatever needed to be done. Today, the Saxton brother...

  • Brunswick councilors weigh renewal of Cook's Corner TIF

    BRUNSWICK — A request to renew the Cook's Corner Tax Increment Financing District in order to fund road improvements there could come with a catch for east Brunswick. The Town Council first heard the proposal at Tuesday's meeting. Although the council tabled the discussion, ther...

  • Brunswick council makes it official, hires Brown as town manager

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Tuesday ratified an employment contract with new Town Manager Gary Brown. The 8-1 decision, with Councilor Karen Klatt dissenting, marked the first time the town has hired a manager in the last 20 years. Also noteworthy Tuesday was the absence of...

  • Japanese restaurant to join Brunswick dining choices

    BRUNSWICK — Japanese cuisine and sushi – a conspicuous absence in Brunswick's culinary scene – will soon be available downtown. Cuong Ly, who owns the China Rose on Bath Road as well as the China Rose and Miyako Japanese restaurants in Freeport, plans to open a new restaurant...

  • Bath native returns to discuss city's Jewish heritage

    BATH — He grew up in the City of Ships more than 60 years ago, early enough to know the first generation of Jewish immigrants who eked out a living for themselves in the Mid-Coast. Next weekend, Nathan Cogan will return to his native city to discuss the culture of his kinsmen. Ac...

  • Brunswick, Topsham take different approaches to dissuading river swimmers

    After the drowning death of Brian Jewett last month, Brunswick and Topsham officials approved new signs discouraging Androscoggin River swimmers from jumping off the Swinging Bridge, the walking span connecting the two towns. The Topsham Board of Selectmen on Sept. 3 unanimously ap...

  • Update: Investigators probe cause of recycling business blaze in Topsham

    West Bath firefighters battle the Wednesday morning blaze at Grimmel Industries in Topsham.