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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...

  • Portland firefighters continue fight against layoffs

    PORTLAND — Members of the local firefighters union, unhappy with recent layoffs in their department, are now disputing how administrators chose who to fire. City Manager Joe Gray, meanwhile, says the union is making false statements about contract negotiations and the timing of the ...

  • Portland society celebrates 200 years of Bible work

    PORTLAND — The Bible Society of Maine is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year with a display at the Portland Public Library and a bicentennial dinner reception. The society, located at 519 Congress St., donates thousands of Bibles each year to Maine prisons, church outreach...

  • Its opening delayed, natural playground in Portland's Deering Oaks Park still inspired

    PORTLAND — After a month's delay, crews are back to work on a new creative play-scape in Deering Oaks Park. City spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said the project was originally scheduled to be complete by July 1, but a nearly month-long delay brought on by a rainy June pushed the finish...

  • Portland police put new effort into relationship with local kids

    PORTLAND — Police Officer Henry Small, a member of the Hazardous Devices Unit, has been, on occasion, called away from his family to deactivate bombs in an 85-pound armored suit and a helmet as heavy as a bowling ball. Officer Andrew Hutchins of the diving team has had to plunge into chilly wa... 1

  • Portland Regency owner withdraws proposal for hotel on Maine Wharf

    PORTLAND — An Old Port hotel owner has stopped pursuing plans to build a boutique waterfront hotel on a Commercial Street wharf. In a July 10 letter to City Planner Bill Needelman, copied to several city officials, an attorney for Eric Cianchette informed Needelman that Cianchette...

  • South Portland police search for suspect in Thornton Heights stabbing

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are searching for a suspect in a stabbing that occurred near Thornton Heights Sunday night. Sgt. Joe Dell'Aquila said officers were called to 20 Memory Lane at 11... 1

  • Redbank remembers

    Evelyn Taylor rings a bell for her mother and grandmother, who were killed 65 years ago when a U.S. Army plane crashed into South Portland's Redbank neighborhood during World War II. Taylor and others participated July 11 in a memorial to the 19 crash victims, all but one of whom were on the ground....

  • Senior standouts

    Athletes who have qualified for the National Senior Games gathered in Scarborough on July 12 and were greeted by U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, right, who told them "I have to schedule exercise time, or it does not get done." Eighty-three Mainers will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the games A...