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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 councilor decries transfer station changes

    PORTLAND — Changes to fees and acceptable items at the city transfer station go into effect July 1, and at least one city councilor says the new rules are upsetting her constituents. As of July 1, residents will no longer be able to use their e-cards to dispose of remodeling waste and... 2

  • Portland Charter Commission on Twitter, Facebook? Not really

    PORTLAND — Members of the new Charter Commission elected leaders June 18. But they say they know nothing about Web-based social networking sites that are using the commission to attract followers and promote causes. A

  • Vote planned on high school laptop computer plan in Portland

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday will be asked to commit to the state's efforts to put laptop computers into the hands of every high school student. But school officials have said that it will be extremely difficult – if not impossible – to come up with the implem...

  • Cumberland 6th-grader takes diabetes campaign to U.S. Senate

    CUMBERLAND — When 10-year-old Hannah Ryder was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2006, she didn't let it prevent her from being an ordinary kid. Life isn't much different than it was before the diagnosis, she said, except that she now wears an insulin pump, checks her blood sugar... 1

  • Portland Parkside neighborhood launches crime watch program

    PORTLAND — Parkside residents, landowners and businesses are launching a neighborhood watch program. The initiative comes at the start of summer, when crime typically spike throughout the city, and as Portland welcomes a new police chief, James Craig, who has described community ...

  • Nomination papers available Monday for Portland council, school board candidates

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers for the Nov. 3 city elections will be available Monday, June 29. Voters this fall will elect three city councilors, three School Committee members and two Peaks Island Council members. There will also be a one-year term available on the Portland Water ...

  • Corrected: South Portland pilot killed in N.H. crash

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Federal officials said it could take months to determine what caused the plane crash that killed a 50-year-old South Portland pilot. Stephen D. Cardelli Jr. was killed when his single-engine Cessna 177 crashed shortly after take-off from New Hampshire's Laconia A...

  • Bath museum exhibit highlights boom, bust of fin fisheries

    BATH — The Maine Maritime Museum's latest exhibit, running through Nov. 29, is dubbed "Net Worth: The Rise and Fall of Maine's Fin Fisheries." The 243 Washington St. institution's focus on fin fisheries differentiates its theme from lobstering, according to Chris Hall, ...