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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...

  • Fun with food

    Kids at the South Portland Boys & Girls Club make and eat healthy snacks on Wednesday as part of the Junior League of Portland's "Kid's in the Kitchen" healthy foods and lifestyles initiative. Junior Leaguer Katie Soule holds a plate of Rice Krispys that Shantel Anthony, right, and Nyamauch Gai, lef...

  • Conflict of interest delays review of South Portland official; residents urge oversight

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday night postponed a closed-door review of Dana Anderson, the director of the largest municipal department, but not before several residents raised questions about  the way Anderson's department is managed. The postponement came after the...

  • Cape Elizabeth council to weigh business zoning, traffic signal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The future of 553 Shore Road and other proposed amendments to the Business-A zone will go before the Town Council on Monday, May 11. The Ordinance Committee in February unanimously approved the rezoning of 553 Shore Road into the business district, along with zon...

  • South Portland scrambles to close $690K budget gap; pay freezes, layoffs possible

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A state law designed to give businesses tax relief has left the city struggling to fill a more than $690,000 hole in next year's budget. At a special workshop Wednesday evening, the City Council reviewed several options to close the projected revenue shortfall. T...

  • New wind blowing: Scarborough tackles turbines, halts installation

    SCARBOROUGH — A resident rushed to install a wind turbine this week even as his neighbors moved quickly to prevent it, all before the town could pass rules to govern the small wind-energy systems. Scott Doherty, of 12 Ferry Road, said he was shocked on Wednesday when the town told...

  • South Portland environmentalists to oppose condo project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Environmentalists who came together to stop the development of Sawyer Marsh several years ago are getting back together in an effort to prevent development of a wooded parcel southeast of Wilkinson Woods. Residents Keith Bellas and Michelle Bennington are marshal...

  • South Portland, college hope to mend Fort Preble, relationship

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A group of history buffs from the public and private sectors have been brought together to figure out a way to preserve 200-year-old Fort Preble. The group not only serves a practical purpose, but also a symbolic one, since Southern Maine Community College and cit...

  • Former South Portland managers deny knowledge of embezzlement claim

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former city managers are distancing themselves from a claim by City Manager Jim Gailey that embezzlement allegations against a city department head were well known. Gailey, meanwhile, issued an apology for implicating the former city leaders. "It was not my ...