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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...

  • Bath, Brunswick, other communities shine light on domestic violence

    BATH — Purple lights are glowing this week from the Mid-Coast down to Portland, a reminder about domestic violence and a beacon of hope for victims. City Hall, Winter Street Center and the Library Park gazebo in Bath and Mid Coast Hospital and several churches in Brunswick were a...

  • Bath Planning Board considers ‘smart growth’ density bonus

    BATH — Planning Director Jim Upham presented the Planning Board with a list of criteria for "smart growth" development that could allow developers to build projects with higher residential densities than currently allowed. The board, meeting in a workshop session Tuesda...

  • Rock 'em, sock 'em soccer

    Bowdoin College's Northern Bites team watches closely as their robot battles for the ball with a competing robot from the University of Texas on May 2 when Bowdoin hosted the 2009 RoboCup U.S. Open. Competitors had to create software for the two-legged robots, which could independently play soccer a...

  • Bath high school students tackle racial prejudice in 'Mockingbird'

    BATH — Morse High School senior Mason Davenport said he faces his most challenging role ever in taking on the character of vehement racist Bob Ewell. He plays one of the most reprehensible characters in Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," directed by drama and English...

  • Deere season

    Cassidy Dean, 4, of Cumberland, hitches a ride on a big bucket loader at Hall Implement in Windham recently as her father, Tom Dean, looks on. Cassidy was one of several children who took advantage of a special VIP day at Hall for members of the Cumberland/North Yarmouth Family Network. (Contributed...

  • Scarborough pit bull owner agrees to pay $5K in damages

    SCARBOROUGH — A Burnham Road man whose pit bulls attacked a young girl and killed her puppy last year has agreed to pay $5,000 in damages, attorney Elliott Epstein said. On Monday, May 4, Justice Roland Cole ordered Joseph Bowser, 48, of Burnham Road, to pay the settlement by the ...

  • RSU 5, state education chief to discuss relief for Pownal

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 representatives and Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh will meet with Education Commissioner Susan Gendron this evening in Augusta. They hope to negotiate a way to reduce the cost of education in Pownal, where residents will vote June 9 in a ...

  • Proposed Freeport budget shrinks, rainy day fund may be created

    FREEPORT — The proposed fiscal 2010 budget is down about $71,000 from this year, but reductions in state aid could result in additional budget cuts and tax increases.