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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 3% Freeport school budget increase sent to RSU

    FREEPORT — The School Committee unanimously approved a fiscal year 2010 operating budget Monday night, with an increase of 3.02 percent, or $438,000, over this year's budget.

  • Landmark Falmouth fire station may close

    FALMOUTH — Frugality may trump sentiment this year as the town once again discusses whether to close the Pleasant Hill Fire Station on Allen Avenue Extension.

  • Hardware helpers

    Anya Pakulski, left, Haley Rice and Emily Bolles of the North Atlantic Figure Skating Club guard the medals while waiting for the judges to tally the results of the Masters competition at the 2009 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships last week at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland. Th...

  • Best in Class B

    Junior Carter Cyr, right, screams in excitement with junior goalie Sam Kurland, left, and other team memberss after the Greely High School hockey team won its first Class B state championship. Sports, Page 13. (Brandon McKenney photo)

  • Freeport teacher helps children learn the value of giving

    FREEPORT — Laugh and Learn preschool teacher Wendy Marstaller turned an idea into reality 13 years ago when she inspired business owners, children and parents to pass donated food hand to hand along Main Street.

  • Sturdivant Island film headed to Miami competition

    CUMBERLAND — For some, a two-day foray to the Casco Bay islands is a retreat from everyday mainland life. For Michael Panenka and a handful of colleagues, an island adventure last August was an intensive immersion in what they do every day on the mainland.

  • Cumberland fire, EMS to merge under proposed budget

    CUMBERLAND — Town fire and rescue services will merge July 1 if the Town Council approves a proposed 2010 budget.

  • Credit union OK'd for Main St. in Cumberland

    Opponents hope to force a referendum vote