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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...

  • Gala opening for Jim Daniels photography

    Jim Daniels, an international photojournalist with a career spanning three decades, has recently made his favorite photographs available to the public for purchase. To celebrate this new venture, there will be a grand opening reception on Friday, March 27 from 4:30-8 p.m. at the Baxter Place Bu...

  • Maine Historical Society reopens library

    PORTLAND — Tucked behind the Wadsworth-Longfellow House on Congress Street, the Maine Historical Society library isn't a destination for many people. But with its newly renovated main wing and a new addition, the research facility definitely warrants a peek, even if you're not tra...

  • Portland School Committee OKs retirement incentive

    PORTLAND — The School Committee approved a retirement incentive for qualifying teachers that could save the district hundreds of thousands of dollars next year. More than 200 employees are eligible for the retirement incentive that offers either a one-time payment of $10,000 or s...

  • Play aims to break silence, spark discussion about eating disorders

    PORTLAND — A socially charged and emotionally moving play about a teenager with an eating disorder will be performed for Freeport High School students on April 1 to illuminate eating disorders and how they affect individuals, their families, friends and communities. The national t...

  • Maine Festival of the Book returns April 2 in Portland

    PORTLAND — The third annual Maine Festival of the Book will bring book enthusiasts together for four days of literary celebration beginning Thursday, April 2. The free event is presented by the non-profit Maine Reads, chaired by first lady Karen M. Baldacci and will include daily ...

  • BIW union members face investigation

    BATH — Suspended officers of Bath Iron Works' largest union, Local S6, faced a preliminary inquiry on Wednesday and Thursday to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to go ahead with a formal hearing into allegations they mismanaged the local.

  • Energy workshop planned in Bath

    BATH — A workshop on ways to save energy will be held in the Bath City Hall auditorium from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25.

  • 'Jubilee' comes at critical time for Bath arts center

    BATH — The fifth Hot Chocolate Jubilee fundraiser next week comes at a crucial time for the financially strapped Chocolate Church Arts Center, where the impending layoff of Executive Director Roo Dunn was announced last week.