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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...

  • Family Fun Day returns to Fort Williams in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town's annual Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, at Fort Williams Park on Shore Road. Although the event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., activities begin as early as 8 a.m. Hot-air balloon rides will be available between 8 a...

  • Cities, trail groups stall Jetport runway expansion

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A runway expansion planned for the Portland International Jetport is being held up by special-interest groups that want to build a recreation trail around the airport and others who have concerns about aircraft noise.  The Jetport needs to expand a crosswind runw...

  • No college (yet) for Cape Elizabeth grad

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Unlike 94 percent of her classmates, Cape Elizabeth High School senior Stephanie Lawsure will not be going to college in the fall. She'll still earn an associate's degree, but will be paid to get it. She'll have no college loans to repay, good health insurance co... 1

  • Last-minute South Portland deal saves $2.1M in stimulus funds for Long Creek watershed work

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council held a special meeting on Monday night to spend $580,000 on improvements along Philbrook Avenue. The allocation is intended to preserve $2.1 million in federal stimulus money from the state Department of Environmental Protection. The ...

  • Lofty goals, strong work ethic drive Scarborough graduate

    SCARBOROUGH — You could say Felicia Mazzone is goal oriented. From her schoolwork, employment and volunteer work, to her position as goalie on the girls' hockey team, the Scarborough High School senior has been motivated by her hard work and her drive to succeed. And s...

  • South Portland voters could have last word on Willard Beach dog access

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents trying to ban dogs from Willard Beach for six months each year have collected enough signatures to put the decision before voters. City Clerk Sue Mooney said she has authenticated more than the 925 signatures needed to put a referendum question on the No...

  • Harpswell residents criticize school consolidation option

    HARPSWELL — There was little support expressed for consolidating the town's two schools Wednesday at a Board of Selectmen public hearing. The meeting followed the completion on Monday of a finding of fact by the Strategic Planning Action Team of School Administrative District 75 ...

  • Cape Elizabeth revises consequences for substance abuse by students

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Students who turn themselves in for first-time violations of the school substance abuse policy will no longer have to miss athletic or extracurricular events, under a policy change adopted Tuesday by the School Board. Hoping the new rule will encourage more open c...