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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...

  • Falmouth, Yarmouth take drama festival top honors

    Theater troupes from Falmouth and Yarmouth high schools took first place in Class A and Class B, respectively, at the finals of the Maine State Drama Festival. The annual event is "a strong tradition in the arts community," Dede Waite, director of the Falmouth Theatre Comp...

  • South Portland officials take a stab at strategic planning

    5-year plans to address facilities, staffing, operations SOUTH PORTLAND — City department heads are working on strategic plans for their departments that would help guide decision-making for the next five years. City Manager Jim Gailey said department heads were dire...

  • State panel seeks to resolve South Portland labor dispute

    Library workers without a contract since vote to unionize in 2006 SOUTH PORTLAND — An independent panel will conduct a fact-finding session April 13 into an ongoing dispute between the city and library workers, who voted in 2006 to form a union.  Since th...

  • Subsidy cut leaves $500K hole in Cape Elizabeth school budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — If the state subsidy to schools is approved as currently proposed for fiscal 2010, the School Department will lose more than $500,000 in funding compared with this year's budget. The subsidy is proposed by the state at just below $2.6 million. The total school exp...

  • Correction

    A March 26 story about a Cumberland Girl Scout's work with Portland Power Yoga incorrectly reported the type of yoga practiced at the studio. It is Power Vinyasa yoga.

  • Power plant

    Warren Roos of Kettle Cove Road was the first to install a residential wind turbine in Cape Elizabeth after ordinance changes last year. Since November, Roos said, it has generated 40 percent of the home's electricity.

  • Investigator to probe South Portland layoffs

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The city has agreed to work with an outside investigator looking into the layoffs of five veteran city employees.  The decision came less than week after one of the former employees submitted her own report to the city manager and mayor and nearly a week before s...

  • Madeline Point plan OK'd by Yarmouth Planning Board

    YARMOUTH — Although it did not discuss project costs, the Planning Board has approved an amended version of a pier and float project at Madeline Point. The project includes the construction of the pier and float system, a drop-off and turn-around area, parking along the access ro...