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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...

  • Portland police arrest 2nd arson suspect

    PORTLAND — An 18-year-old city resident faces a Class A arson charge after his arrest Monday in connection with a March 23 fire at 121 Center St. Aaron Hornbeck-Fielder was charged after an interview with police and is the second suspect in a series of eight fires reported in the cit...

  • Cost of new bus dominates Yarmouth school budget discussion

    YARMOUTH — The School Committee presented a draft budget worth nearly $21.25 million, but much of the discussion at a March 27 Town Council meeting revolved around a $100,000 school bus. The budget, adopted by the School Committee on March 13, represents a 2.17-percent increase over ...

  • Portland-area companies among 5 vying for $30K windfall

    PORTLAND — Five Maine independent businesses will pitch their products and services next week to a panel of judges for a chance at $30,000. The final round of Gorham Savings Bank's Launchpad competition will be held April 10 at 6 p.m. in Hannaford Hall on the Portland campus of the U...

  • Fire destroys Freeport garage

    A fire on March 27 destroyed a freestanding, single-car garage at 39 Elm St. in Freeport. The fire, which was reported just after 5 p.m., was caused accidentally by a discarded cigarette, Freeport Fire Chief Darrel Fournier said. Firefighters from Freeport and Brunswick prevented the flames from ...

  • Portland Planning Board approves Capisic Pond restoration

    PORTLAND — A $2.2 million restoration of the city's largest freshwater pond gained Planning Board approval last week. The work to remove three acres of invasive cat tails in Capisic Pond, above and below the Capisic Street bridge, still needs state and federal permits and funding fro...

  • Annie's bookselling story ends in Portland after 30 years

    PORTLAND — It was not easy for Alice Moisen to close a 30-year chapter of her life Saturday, but she said the time had come. “I was not able to pay enough attention here," she said. "I have wonderful employees, but it is not the same.” The owner of Annie's Book Sto...

  • Search continues for Portland robbery suspects

    PORTLAND — Police are looking for two men they suspect in a pair of armed robberies on Cumberland Avenue on March 27. Polce Lt. James Sweatt said no one was injured in the the alleged robberies, which occurred within 10 minutes of each other near the intersection of Cumberland Avenue...

  • UPDATE: Family says heater not the cause of North Yarmouth barn fire

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A fire early Monday morning destroyed a barn and burned part of a second building, and claimed the lives of many chickens and sheep, according to fire officials. The cause of the blaze at 140 West Pownal Road was undetermined, but it appeared foul play was not a fact...