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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...

  • Cumberland high school grad will follow the signs

    CUMBERLAND — After graduating from Greely High School next Sunday, Isabelle Pisini is hoping she'll be able to keep working with her hands. The Washington, D.C., college she'll attend – Catholic University of America – doesn't have a major in her field. But she's hoping that ...

  • Falmouth council hopefuls face off in candidates forum

    FALMOUTH — The four candidates running for Town Council weighed in Monday on some of the town's hot topics during a Candidates Night sponsored by The Forecaster. Moderator Andy Sparks interspersed questions seeking individual answers with others that sought single-word, written an...

  • Porter challenges Napolitano for North Yarmouth selectman seat

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Two candidates are competing for one seat on the Board of Selectmen in the June 9 election. Incumbent Paul Napolitano is being challenged by Tim Porter. In addition to the selectman election, Todd Nicholson is running unopposed for the School Administr...

  • No hurdle too big for Freeport High School senior

    FREEPORT — Kathy Stilkey has lived with cerebral palsy since she was a child, but she hasn't let it prevent her from pursuing her dreams. This fall, Stilkey, 18, will attend the University of Maine at Farmington to pursue an education and career in acting. Stilkey sai...

  • Huge lobster roll, lots of music at Old Port Fest

    PORTLAND — The 36th Annual Old Port Festival takes place Sunday, June 7. This year's unofficial kick-off to summer features seven music stages throughout the Old Port, an exotic petting zoo, rock climbing wall, amusement rides for kids – and what promoters hope will be a record-... 2

  • 'To comfort all her friends': Vigil for slain teenager attracts large Portland crowd

    PORTLAND — More than 150 people gathered Monday evening in front of a Cumberland Avenue apartment building to remember the life of an 18-year-old girl who was killed there one week earlier. The vigil in memory of Zoe Sarnacki attracted friends, family members and strangers. Lois R...

  • Abyssinian Meeting House, Irish Heritage Center get development funding from Portland

    PORTLAND — The Abyssinian Meeting House on Munjoy Hill will get $122,000 through the city for a roof, foundation repairs and research of the spring running under the historic Newbury Street building. Across town, the Maine Irish Heritage Center is getting $73,000 for an elevator s...

  • Portland voters to choose Charter Commission members

    PORTLAND — Voters next week will have the chance to decide who will make recommendations that could alter the way the city is governed. There are 19 candidates for Charter Commission. Eight will compete for four at-large seats and each district race has at least two candidates. Th...