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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...

  • Options for former Shaw's building in Falmouth may include medical offices

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors said property manager Tom Churchill told the Community Development Committee Aug. 4 that a medical facility is eyeing the former Shaw's building in the Falmouth Shopping Center on Route 1. But this week, Churchill backed away from his statement, which w... 2

  • Exchange Street cobblestones unfriendly to skateboarders and drivers?

    PORTLAND — City officials say the cobblestone strips recently installed on lower Exchange Street are deterring skateboarders, but motorists are complaining the strips are not vehicle friendly. The city's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday heard from Public Services Director Mike...

  • Portland planners, jetport officials on collision course over South Portland runway expansion

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday rejected the advice of attorneys for the city and the Portland International Jetport and refused to back down on two conditions it included in its approval for jetport terminal expansion three months ago. The board also added an additional conditi... 2

  • North Yarmouth selectmen, new administrator discuss goals

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Several months after Scott Tilton's contract was not renewed by the Board of Selectmen, new Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin took to her new office Monday. Her first day in the town office was spent "trying to find the bottom of the desk," she said...

  • Hearings set on Cumberland home demolition, speed limits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Monday scheduled public hearings for later this month on demolishing an abandoned Valley Road home and restoring lower speed limits on Bruce Hill, Orchard and Whitney roads. Both hearings were set for Aug. 24, at the regular meeting to be held at Town...

  • Portland officer assaulted during Old Port melee

    PORTLAND — Police said an officer was punched in the face early Saturday morning while trying to break up a fight in the Old Port. Officer Gayle Petty was on Wharf Street around 1 a.m. Aug. 8 when she and other officers saw a large crowd gathering outside the Oasis nightclub, acco...

  • Casco Bay Lines begins search for new manager

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines board members hope to hire a new general manager by the end of the year. Matt Hoffner, a member of the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors who is leading the search committee, said this week he expects the committee to advertise for the ...

  • Falmouth resident selected as SBA regional administrator

    FALMOUTH — A local woman has been selected to be the next regional administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Jeanne Anderson Hulit will oversee the SBA's programs and services in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont and New Hampshire. ...