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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...

  • Cape budget hearing set for Monday

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Councilors will hear budget feedback from the public Monday, April 13, during a public hearing on the municipal and school budgets. Debate is expected, especially surrounding the school budget and a proposal to move emergency dispatch services out of Cape.

  • Harpswell school consolidation decision delayed

    HARPSWELL — A strategic planning team that is determining the pros and cons of consolidating Harpswell's two elementary schools decided Monday to postpone any consolidation for a year. The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors in March approved a planning framework pro...

  • Community Services bridges Cape budgets

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The quarterly Community Services brochure just arrived in mailboxes across Cape Elizabeth, offering classes from lawn care to ballroom dancing, soccer camp, dance camp, and a Fort Williams walk.  But Community Services offers more than what's shown in the brochur...

  • Topsham selectmen back grant for 2 police jobs

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously April 2 to authorize Town Manager Jim Ashe and Police Chief Tim Young to apply for a federal grant that would fund two new police officer positions. An article on next month's Town Meeting warrant will ask residents whether they...

  • $5.83M school bond headed to South Portland voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously Monday night to put a $5.83 million school renovation bond on the June ballot. The council also gave initial approval to a ballot question for a $3 million bond to repair the Long Creek pump station, a project that is currently b...

  • Brunswick council OKs negotiations for train station

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to allow its Maine Street Station Oversight Committee and acting Town Manager Gary Brown to negotiate with JHR Development to become the master tenant of the $23 million project's 2,100-square-foot train station. Councilor Karen Kla...

  • South Portland council cautious about Jetport zone change

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council gave initial approval to zone changes that would allow the Portland International Jetport to expand its runways and build an aircraft de-icing pad. But rather than simply forwarding the proposal to the next business meeting, the request will be d...

  • Falmouth borrows to keep school projects on schedule

    FALMOUTH —The School Department will use short-term borrowing to jump-start construction of athletic fields and a wood chip boiler, Director of Finance and Operations Dan O'Shea said. An elementary school project approved by voters last fall, which includes $1.25 million for the f...