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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...

  • Woman jumps from Sagadahoc Bridge

    BATH — Police said a 33-year-old Bath woman who jumped off the Sagadahoc Bridge Tuesday was conscious and responsive when pulled from the Kennebec River by rescuers. A passerby reported seeing the woman standing over the rail on the Bath-Woolwich bridge at about 6:20 p.m. Bath...

  • Candidates slow to fill Cape Elizabeth ballot

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With the Sept. 9 filing deadline looming, it seems there may at best be three candidates on the Nov. 8 ballot for three School Board seats. Only one candidate had returned nomination papers as of Wednesday. At least two and perhaps three candidates are expecte...

  • Cape Elizabeth to hire consultant to measure support for library plan

    CAPE ELIZABETH — By the end of the year, and with information gathered by a fundraising consultant, the Town Council will decide whether to schedule a referendum in November 2012 on a new Thomas Memorial Library. At a workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 6, councilors decided to move forward w...

  • Ruling expected in Wing Farm court case

    BATH — Following a hearing Wednesday morning, Sagadahoc County Superior Court Justice Andrew Horton is expected to issue a written decision on a lawsuit challenging the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. The Planning Board originally approved the project  in April 2010,...

  • Ballot takes shape for Brunswick council, School Board elections

    BRUNSWICK — Familiar names will be on the ballot in November's School Board and Town Council elections. Many candidates are seeking re-election, and most have previously served in town government. District 5, District 7, and an at-large seat on each body are up for election and, as o...

  • Harpswell selectmen consider revising public comment policy, urge improved shore access

    HARPSWELL — After hearing contradicting outside legal opinions about their public comment policy, the Board of Selectmen is asking the town attorney for advice on how to proceed. The action came during a Sept. 1 board meeting that was also marked by an impassioned exchange between se...

  • Harpswell TV station hopes video will bring bottle thieves to justice

    HARPSWELL — Who is stealing from the Harpswell Community TV bottle shed? That question has been posed to viewers of Harpswell Community television since Aug. 30, when station manager Donna Frisoli started airing a video of men allegedly emptying the small shed of bags of returnables....

  • Brunswick cinema to feature short films about Mid-Coast Maine

    BRUNSWICK — The people and landscape of Mid-Coast Maine are often photographed or painted, but they rarely grace the silver screen. Director D'Arcy Marsh's films are an exception. Marsh spent six years bobbing in lobster boats, visiting artist's studios and discovering private island...