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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...

  • BattlefieldCon: From shoot-'em-ups to dance moves, they've got game

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Although Saturday was sunny and warm, a line of mostly young men formed indoors in a dark blue hallway of the Wyndam Hotel. They each paid a $25 registration fee for a gift bag and information book for Battlefield Convention 2009 – or BattlefieldCon, a one-day, ...

  • Scarborough's first wind turbine powered up

    SCARBOROUGH — On July 23 – the day after the Town Council passed an ordinance governing small wind energy systems – Ferry Road resident Scott Doherty obtained a permit from town hall to install one. He'd been waiting since early May, after Southwest Windpower's southern Maine deal... 3

  • Beach to Beacon

    Race founder Joan Benoit Samuelson, left, joins the overall men's and women's winners of the 2009 TD Banknorth Beach to Beacon 10K, Ed Muge and Irene Limika, both from Kenya. The fifth-place men's runner, Tekest Kebede of Ethiopia, is in the background.

  • Council, School Board seats available for Nov. 3 Cape elections

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nomination papers for four Town Council seats and three School Board seats are currently available for the Nov. 3 election. Papers are due in the Town Clerk's office by 4 p.m. Sept. 4. Three, three-year terms are available on both boards, in addition to one unexpired ...

  • Cape man's body recovered in Sebago

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The body of a Cape Elizabeth man was recovered Tuesday in Sebago Lake after a two-day search by the Maine Warden Service. Authorities say they aren't sure yet what caused the drowning. Sean Casey, 21, was reported missing Monday afternoon by friends when he didn'...

  • Working Villages founder to discuss time in Congo

    GEORGETOWN — The founder and president of Topsham-based Working Villages International will give a talk and slideshow presentation next week concerning his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Alexander Petroff, who graduated from Brunswick High School before receiving a Bachelor...

  • Normand Audie Memorial Motorcycle Ride Aug. 15

    SCARBOROUGH — Motorcycle enthusiasts are already revving their engines for the 2009 Normand J. Audie Memorial Motorcycle Ride scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15. Bikers will begin at Five Points Shopping Center, 420 Alfred St. (Route 111) in Biddeford and ride a 50-mile course, with police escort...

  • Snowy Egret Day is Aug. 8

    SCARBOROUGH —The town and a number of organizations are sponsoring Snowy Egret Day, an activity-packed wildlife celebration geared toward both children and adults. Scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.,  the day offers many different activities to entertain and e...