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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...

  • Easy does it

    Dominic Reali of Amatos, left, leads a team of volunteers in carefully depositing a 60-foot-plus lobster roll on a table on Commercial Street during Sunday's effort to earn a Guinness Book world record. The record-breaking sandwich was eventually cut into pieces and sold to people at the Old Port Fe...

  • Trailblazers

    Portland Mayor Jill Duson, left, and U.S. Sen. Susan Collins help dedicate the Bayside Trail on June 6 at Marginal Way and Franklin Arterial. The trail will eventually link the East End and Deering Oaks. Duson and Collins were joined by Wolfe Tone of the Trust For Public Land, City Councilor Kevin D...

  • Small voter turnout elects Portland Charter Commission members

    PORTLAND — A small percentage of voters turned out Tuesday to elect members of a commission that will make recommendations that could significantly change the face of city government. Just 3,519 of the city's 49,086 voters – or 7.17 percent – cast ballots to elect nine represe...

  • Yarmouth elects familiar faces to council; $19.5M school budget approved

    YARMOUTH — Nearly 10 percent of registered voters cast their ballots Tuesday to elect incumbent Erving Bickford and former Chairman Carl Winslow to the Town Council. Voters also elected three School Committee members, a Water District Trustee, and ratified the $19.5 million schoo...

  • Napolitano re-elected to North Yarmouth Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — With just over 60 percent of the votes, incumbent Paul Napolitano was re-elected Tuesday to the Board of Selectmen. His opponent, Timothy Porter, received 127 votes, or just under 40 percent of the ballots cast. Napolitano said Wednesday morning that ...

  • RSU 1's second budget gets green light from voters

    BATH — Voters from Regional School Unit 1's five communities approved a $25 million fiscal 2010 budget by 424-141 at referendum on Tuesday. The votes per community went as follows: Bath, 124-22; Arrowsic, 38-4; Phippsburg, 122-50; West Bath, 66-44; and Woolwich, 74-21. "I...

  • Cumberland credit union OK'd by 4-1 margin; Campbell elected to SAD 51 board

    CUMBERLAND — Voters overwhelmingly approved a Town Council decision to grant a contract zone for a credit union on Main Street, and elected Karen Campbell to the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors in the only contested race in Tuesday's election. Total turnout Tu...

  • Voters in Bath, West Bath, Arrowsic, Phippsburg, Woolwich back RSU 1 budget

    BATH — Voters in the five communities of Regional School Unit 1 ratified a $25 million fiscal 2010 budget 424-141 in a referendum on Tuesday. Bath backed the budget 124-22; Arrowsic, 38-4; Phippsburg, 122-50; West Bath, 66-44, and Woolwich, 74-21. "I just think...