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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...

  • Milk is oldest Cape Elizabeth citizen's secret weapon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town recognized its oldest citizen Monday when it awarded George W. Baker, 101, with the Boston Post Cane. In a clever bit of marketing, the Boston Post newspaper in 1909 created 600 canes and distributed them to towns across New England. The idea was for each co...

  • Bowdoin College gets OK for Brunswick office building

    BRUNSWICK — Bowdoin College's plan to build a three-story administrative office on Maine Street received unanimous approval from the Planning Board on Tuesday. Board approval of Bowdoin's final application was required before the college could replace an existing building at 216 Main...

  • No endgame in sight: Rejuvenated Cape Elizabeth teen at top of Maine chess world

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After 10 years of playing chess, Matthew Fishbein was burned out. He had been stuck just below the U.S. ranking of national master for two years, and the game he loved was losing its luster. In August, before beginning his sophomore year of high school, he took a hia...

  • Gulf Oil pays $30K fine for South Portland violation

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gulf Oil LP paid a nearly $30,000 penalty for alleged violations last summer of the company's air emission license. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection said Gulf went over the limit for “volatile organic compounds” released by a vap...

  • Chief to retire after 33 years with Bath Fire Department

    BATH — The city's longtime fire chief, whose accomplishments include helping to save a father and son from a burning building in February, announced Tuesday that he will retire April 15. "It's time," 57-year-old Steve Hinds said. "Thirty-eight years; it's a long time." Hinds, ...

  • Snowmobilers applaud planned land acquisitions in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Earlier this month, the town took another step toward preserving open, recreational space – a move that is being applauded by a local snowmobile club. Wayne Keniston, president of the Falmouth Sno-Voyagers, said the town's ongoing effort to purchase four parcels of l...

  • House kills Cooper's disaster tax-relief bill

    YARMOUTH — A local legislator's bill to provide property tax relief for Maine homeowners whose dwellings have been destroyed died in the House of Representatives last week. After the Legislature's Taxation Committee in February voted 8-3 not to pass LD 1610, the House voted 89-4...

  • Falmouth police pioneer 'restorative justice': Students quietly referred to school officials for first-time offenses

    FALMOUTH — When four high school students were caught with alcohol earlier this month near a local country club, police gave them a choice of punishment. They could either face criminal fines in the county court system, or turn themselves in to Falmouth High School administrators, wh...