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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...

  • South Portland residents rally in support of laid off workers

    SOUTH PORTLAND — More than 50 people showed up to the City Council meeting Wednesday, demanding answers to questions lingering in the wake of five layoffs made last week to balance next year's budget.

  • Initial No. Yarmouth budget shows $5K increase

    Town Meeting set for May 30

  • RSU 5 superintendent announcement approaching

    FREEPORT — The new superintendent for Regional School Unit 5 is slated to be named next week.

  • If the shoes fit ...

    Jim Thomas sizes up snowshoes at Rines Forest on Range Road in Cumberland on Saturday. The Cumberland and Chebeague Land Trust held a winter fun day, providing guided snowshoe and cross-country ski tours off the 200-acre property. The Town of Cumberland purchased Rines Forest in 2003. In 2005 the CC...

  • Glare or inattention?

    On Tuesday, a pick-up truck traveling on Babbidge Road slammed into the rear of a Falmouth school bus carrying 32 children. Police said there were no injuries. The truck was totalled. The 2009 bus sustained $10,000 worth of damage. The truck driver was a 16-year-old girl who was bringing her 11-y...

  • Residents asked to contribute vision of town-owned properties

    FALMOUTH — An upcoming community-wide event will ask Falmouth residents to share their vision for the future of several town-owned properties.

  • Optimism, caution as SAD 51 awaits stimulus info

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 officials are holding their breath as they wait for more information on the federal stimulus package, which some hope will offset the $350,000 curtailed from their budget earlier this year.

  • Falmouth program monitors elderly residents

    FALMOUTH —The heavy, wet snow that characterized the Sunday, Feb. 22 storm incapacitated many businesses, closed schools and delayed residents by knocking out power to much of the area.