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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...

  • Sunday drive

    Noah Martinez, left, a 4-year-old from Scarborough, takes a ride with Tom Cary in the Cumberland resident's 1909 Ford. Martinez and Cary were at the Falmouth Memorial Library for Library Sundae. The event included a gathering of antique cars, valve cover races, music and ice cream sundaes. (...

  • Protesters rally for health care reform

    Hundreds of demonstrators march down Congress Street in Portland on Saturday after a rally in Monument Square in support of a government-run, single payer health care system.

  • Man with hatchet smashes glass at Falmouth businesses

    FALMOUTH — Police say a local man took a hatchet to the entrance door and drive-through window of two Route 1 businesses Monday night. Peter Hamilton, 58, "went on a rampage with a hatchet" at about 9 p.m., shattering the exterior door that led to a lobby with separate inte...

  • Acting manager, Auburn's assistant manager are finalists for Brunswick's top job

    BRUNSWICK — The field of candidates for Brunswick's town manager position has been reduced to two finalists.  Gary Brown, currently the town's acting town manager, and Laurie Smith, the assistant city manager in Auburn, emerged from last week's interview sessions as the Town Coun...

  • Splish splash

    The elite triathletes kick off last Saturday's third annual Zone Urban Epic triathlon with a half-mile swim off Portland's East End Beach. A bike race along Baxter Boulevard followed before ending with a run to the Maine State Pier for more than 300 competitors.

  • Portland council to discuss pier future, waste issues

    PORTLAND — The City Council next week will discuss recent changes at the Riverside Recycling Facility, including what can be dumped for free. The council is also expected to discuss work by the Community Development Committee to develop a recommendation concerning the future of th...

  • Coursey appointed principal of Portland elementary school

    PORTLAND — The school district on Thursday announced the appointment of Beverly Coursey as the new principal of Nathan Clifford Elementary School. Coursey, who holds a doctorate in educational leadership, management and policy from Seton Hall University, previously served as prin...

  • Portland's rental assistance program open to new applicants through July 31

    PORTLAND — After being closed for three years, the Portland Housing Authority has opened its Section 8 housing voucher program to new applicants. Deputy Director Mark Adelson said the opening of the waiting comes at a time when more families are looking for help because they have...