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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...

  • Freeport teens to present a curious version of 'Alice'

    FREEPORT — A handful of creative Freeport High School students, in collaboration with Carol and John Farrell and Ian Bannon of Figures of Speech Theater, have created an adaptation of the Lewis Carrol books "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass."

  • Portland council gets $189M budget proposal

    PORTLAND — The city manager presented a $189 million budget to the City Council this week, a 2.2 percent increase over the current budget. The schools, meanwhile, presented a $91.3 million budget that actually seeks less in local tax money than this year, because of an increase in...

  • Swing your partner

    The 19th annual Down East Country Dance Festival at the Orion Performing Arts Center at Mt. Ararat Middle School drew a large crowd last weekend in Topsham, with Sue Rosen calling and music by Phantom Power. (Keith Spriro photo)

  • Scarborough property tax rate expected to rise

    SCARBOROUGH — Residents will likely see an increased property tax rate with the fiscal 2010 budget, Town Manager Tom Hall said at Wednesday's Town Council meeting. With revenues projected to be down by 4.7 percent, even a conservative rise in expenditures, projected to be an incre...

  • Ethics panel 'peels back the curtain' on Scarborough PAC

    SCARBOROUGH — A state ethics commission hearing last week shed some light on operations of the political action committee behind last year's failed Scarborough Downs racino proposal. Among other things, the hearing revealed a former state legislator was paid $30,000 for services t...

  • Falmouth principal: Education drives kindergarten change

    FALMOUTH — Parents crowded into a classroom and settled into the small chairs at Lunt Elementary School on Tuesday evening to talk with Principal John Flaherty about his decision to switch all kindergarten classes to a 2.5-day schedule next fall. Under the new plan, Flaherty exp...

  • School consolidation worries Harpswell parents

    HARPSWELL — Parents are expressing concern over the possible closure of West Harpswell School and transfer of its students to the Harpswell Island School.

  • Sweet thanks

    Penny Dennison examines Girl Scout Cookie selections last Saturday at Family Ice Center in Falmouth with the help of Maddy LePage, left, and Elizabeth Babcock before deciding which ones she will buy to send to troops in Iraq. The goal of the "Buy a Box for Our Soldiers" program run by Cumb...