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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...

  • METRO offers free rides to college students, staff and faculty

    PORTLAND —The Greater Portland Transit District METRO is offering free bus service from Aug. 24 through Sept. 30 to students faculty and staff with a college ID. Students and staff from Andover College, Maine College of Art, SALT Institute for Documentary Studies, Southern Maine Commu...

  • A winning team

    Marty Mood of Topsham and his daughter Madison, age 2 1/2, celebrate their first place finish in their category at the Androscoggin Hand Powered Regatta August 16. The regatta was sponsored by the Topsham Rotary Expresso and proceeds will benefit various youth programs in Topsham and Brunswick.

  • Cape planners approve Shore Road house for business

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After four years of meetings, Lee Wilson can start formalizing business plans for the yellow Victorian house at 553 Shore Road. The Planning Board Tuesday approved her site plan 5-1. Wilson's process began when she advocated for changes to the Comprehensive Plan which...

  • Cape Council to decide on traffic light

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After months of postponement, Town Councilors are expected to decide the future of the Town Center intersection and a possible traffic light Wednesday, Aug. 26. Erecting a traffic light at the intersection of Route 77 with Scott Dyer and Shore roads has been recom...

  • Marden's seeks approval for Scarborough store

    SCARBOROUGH — Marden's Surplus & Salvage will go before the Planning Board August 31 for site plan approval in its quest to open a new store in the old Wal-Mart on Payne Road. Generally, the process of locating a new business in an existing building would be through code enfor...

  • A bridge built with Hart

    Bath city officials on Wednesday dedicated a bridge in Oak Grove Cemetery in the name of John "Jack" C. Hart Jr. A city councilor who served with the Bath Fire Department for 25 years, Hart was a major advocate of having a bridge built over the railroad tracks dividing the cemetery....

  • Wellness policy promotes healthier meals for Bath students

    BATH — Students will now have healthier choices in the food they receive from their schools, thanks to a new wellness policy passed by the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors Monday. In advocating such an initiative for the unit, Superintendent William Shuttleworth said, &q...

  • Payne Road traffic meeting draws a crowd in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Though they agree the town must address the excessive speed of vehicles traveling Payne Road south of Cabela's, residents and area businesses may never see eye to eye on the optimum volume of traffic along the residential stretch connecting Haigis Parkway with Route 1 in Dunstan ...