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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...

  • Proposal would shift Freeport emergency dispatch to county

    FREEPORT — Town staff are recommending consolidating emergency dispatch services with the Cumberland County Regional Communications Center in Windham, but with a volunteer crew of police and fire personnel to staff the local window during weekday business hours. Staffing would be ...

  • North Yarmouth appoints interim administrator

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen Tuesday appointed Debbie Grover as interim administrative assistant from July 1 until they hire a new top administrator later this summer. Selectmen said they expect to have a new administrator in place by August to replace Scott Tilton, wh...

  • Residents say Falmouth ignores public concerns on workforce housing

    FALMOUTH — Some residents say the town is failing to provide information about workforce housing just as the Town Council is about to consider committing more money to the project. "We are not looking to rally the troops and be against the town, but every time we have questio...

  • Maritime presentation concludes discussion series

    FREEPORT — Maritime historian Robert Lloyd Webb will present 19th century ship portraiture for the conclusion of the five-month discussion series based on the painting the Tam O'Shanter.

  • Yarmouth students receive grants for community projects

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Alumni Association recently awarded its second annual Community Stewardship Grant to high school juniors Reed Wommack and Danielle Torres, who will work on community outreach projects. The two students will each receive a $3,000 grant. The grant opportunity...

  • Aid for AIDS

    Runners start their watches as the Frannie Peabody Center's first Beach & Bay 5K run/walk begins along Portland's Back Cove on May 2. Eventual winner Robert Ashby, wearing No. 192, completed the course in 17 minutes 46 seconds; the event, which included a run/walk on Ogunquit Beach, raised more than...

  • Pownal vote seeks to repeal school consolidation; no answers for RSU budget woes

    FREEPORT — Pownal residents upset by a 36 percent tax increase in the Regional School Unit 5 budget have forced a vote on repeal of school consolidation. Pownal now joins the ranks of other small Maine towns dissatisfied with consolidation. Citizens in Etna, Dixmont and Steuben, commu...

  • Falmouth Shopping Center discussion on hold

    FALMOUTH — The town has postponed a public charette to discuss redevelopment and expansion of the Falmouth Shopping Center and the future vision for the Route 1 area. Originally planned for April, the charette would have given residents input into the design and make-up of the 28 ...