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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...

  • Campaign to open Clapboard Island hits milestones

    FALMOUTH — A three-season cottage on Clapboard Island is now available for purchase as part of a $1.6 million plan to open the island for public use. The listing comes on the heels of a fundraising milestone for the effort, which now has $535,000 in cash and pledges. The north...

  • In Falmouth, spending may rise, but taxes won't

    FALMOUTH — No new taxes. That was the sentiment expressed nearly a dozen times last week during a joint budget presentation by the town and School Department in the Falmouth Elementary School cafeteria. About 30 people attended the April 10 meeting (including town councilors, ...

  • 'Radio Ramblers': Music of their lives is on the air in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Steve Roy loves WYAR. Roy, a teacher at the 317 Main community music center, has been listening to the town's heritage radio station for years. He digs its playlists of classic tunes from the first half of the 20th century. When he's driving on Interstate 295, he know...

  • Appeal of Portland's Congress Square sale now in Maine high court's hands

    PORTLAND — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court heard arguments last week on the citizen initiative designed to protect public parcels of land. But city Corporation Counsel Danielle West-Chuhta said she is uncertain if a decision will be announced in time to keep the question off the Jun...

  • New zoning not among Cumberland Comp Plan updates

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved updates to the Comprehensive Plan, while establishing a new group to continue the review of other, more controversial zoning proposals. The panel also supported conduit financing and payment in lieu of taxes arrangements wi...

  • Falmouth gallery in search of new artists

    FALMOUTH — A local art gallery is looking for new and emerging artists to help celebrate its 10th anniversary. Elizabeth Moss Galleries, at the Falmouth Shopping Center, 251 U.S. Route 1, is hol...

  • Infrastructure work to begin at Thompson's Point in Portland

    PORTLAND — Chris Thompson brought more than golden shovels to the party Friday. He also brought the beer. The shovels were for the ceremonial groundbreaking for $3.8 million of infrastructure needed to connect the city to the $110 million mixed-use Forefront at Thompson's Poin...

  • For a change, Yarmouth tax rate may go down

    YARMOUTH — Residents could see the property tax rate decrease by about 1.5 percent in fiscal 2015, the first property tax reduction in decades. But for many residents, those savings will be at least partially offset by the enactment in recent months of sewer and transfer st...