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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...

  • Audit 'first big step' to cutting Portland energy costs, emissions

    PORTLAND — Experts are currently conducting energy audits of more than 50 city and school buildings with the goal of reducing Portland's carbon footprint and energy costs. Solid Waste Manager Troy Moon, who is overseeing the project, said auditors from Massachusetts-based Ameresc...

  • Freeport council dispute resolved, but planning process is questioned

    FREEPORT — Town Councilor Genie Beaulieu on Tuesday said she has reached an agreement with Councilor Joe Migliaccio and will not file a lawsuit in Superior Court to try to force him to comply with a Freedom of Access request she made last week. But their disagreement has exposed w...

  • Oxford Aviation hopes Brunswick painting operation will take off

    BOWDOINHAM — Oxford Aviation, which has plans to expand to a redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station, announced Tuesday that it hopes to seek state assistance to grow its aircraft refurbishing business to include painting...

  • Toby Keith may perform at Cumberland Fairgrounds; opposition expected

    CUMBERLAND — Country music star Toby Keith may perform in Cumberland this summer if the Town Council approves a permit for the concert. The council will hear a permit request at its regular council meeting on Monday, April 27, and will hold a special meeting April 29 for final con...

  • Religious freedom, zoning may clash again in Portland

    PORTLAND — The city could again find itself tangled in a question of religious freedom, after ruling that a Washington Avenue building does not meet zoning requirements to be a Muslim house of worship. But the purpose of the building at 978 Washington Ave., which the city believes...

  • Schools wrestle with budget strings attached to laptop computer initiative

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Buying a new laptop computer in these economic times probably isn’t palatable to anyone facing pay cuts, high food and utilities costs, and little hope of improvement within the next year. 2

  • Facilities report notes need to quickly address Portland elementary school inequities

    PORTLAND — A draft report on programming and maintenance needs of the city's school buildings recommends hiring a consultant to review delivery options for the district's stand-alone services and addressing educational inequity in two elementary schools within the next year. The ...

  • Plans would give old Portland school new life

    PORTLAND — The development arm of the Westbrook Housing Authority will present its plans on April 28 to convert the former St. Patrick's School into affordable housing. Westbrook Development Corp. won a conditional zone change on April 6 from the City Council that will allow it t... 1