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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...

  • 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...

  • Maine to join regional school testing program

    After 25 years of testing students in grades 3 through 8 using the Maine Educational Assessment, the Department of Education will administer a new test, the New England Common Assessment Program. The NECAP test is a regional assessment that is used in New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Isla...

  • Cumberland Family Network grows, celebrates 5 years

    CUMBERLAND — As a reporter for WMTW Channel 8 in 2006, Marnie Dean was assigned a story on the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network. She showed up to their annual ice cream social at Toots in North Yarmouth with cameraman in tow, and left with more than just another feature story. ...

  • Wind turbine ordinance on Cumberland horizon

    CUMBERLAND — Wind turbines could become part of the Cumberland landscape if the Town Council decides to move forward discussion of a wind energy system ordinance. A workshop on the draft ordinance will be held Monday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. in Town Hall. The impetus for the possi...

  • Falmouth School Board plans to hire consultant for new super search

    FALMOUTH — School Board members conducted interviews with four consultants this week to select one to assist them in their search for a new Falmouth schools superintendent. A subcommittee made up of board members Linda Cote, Mark Terison and Karen Farber was formed early this summer ...

  • Art show to benefit YarmouthCAN charitable group

    YARMOUTH — Three Maine artists will donate proceeds from their art show to YarmouthCAN, a newly formed community group that supports families and individuals with food, clothing, transportation and heating needs. Local artist Alice W. Ingraham and two of her friends, artists

  • Leadership changes at Freeport Middle School and Mast Landing

    FREEPORT — The start of the school year will bring leadership changes at Freeport Middle School and Mast Landing. Middle school principal Kathy Marquis Girard has left the district, and will start the school year as vice principal at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland. She has been repla...

  • Portland's new men in blue

    City Clerk Linda Cohen swears in the newest members of the Portland Police Department at a ceremony Aug. 14. From left: Jonathan "Chris" Havens, Eric Johnson, Charles Ames and Dan Aquilera. The men will be in training at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy for the next 18 weeks. (Photo c...