December 12, 2011 RSS feed / Maine

A capella group planning Christmas program

PORTLAND — The Renaissance Voices, a 21- voice a capella ensemble, will perform “ Christmas with Renaissance Voices” at 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of St. Luke, 143 State St. More...

Organist pulls out all stops for holiday concert

PORTLAND — The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ will present “A Kotzschmar Christmas,” with Portland municipal organist Ray Cornils, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle St. More...

New company stages ‘The Christmas Bride’

PORTLAND — Snowlion Repertory Company’s inaugural production, “ The Christmas Bride,” opens at 8 p.m. Thursday at Lucid Stage, 29 Baxter Blvd. More...

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Free winter hiking primer set for Tuesday FREEPORT — The Maine Chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC) will host a free winter hiking skills workshop at 6 p. m. Tuesday at Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. More...

‘Snow Queen’ reigns at Portland Stage

PORTLAND — The Portland Stage Company’s production of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic winter fairy tale, “The Snow Queen” continues through Dec. 24 at 25A Forest Ave., Portland. More...

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Survey: Mainers want Postal Service saved PORTLAND (AP) — A new survey shows most Mainers want the U.S. Postal Service saved and are willing to go along with cost-cutting measures in order to keep it going. More...

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Reward offered for info on jail escapee SANFORD (AP) — The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the location and arrest of a New Hampshire jail escapee who may be in Maine. More...

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N.H. escaped inmate remains at large SANFORD ( AP) — Residents of several Maine communities remain on edge as police continue to search for a man who escaped from a New Hampshire jail. More...

Report lauds state’s school data collection

BANGOR A national report released Thursday says Maine is making considerable progress on a project that at first glance might seem like a load of information technology mumbo jumbo. More...

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Noam Chomsky to discuss Arab Spring PORTLAND (AP) — Noam Chomsky, who’s known as the father of modern linguistics, will speak in Portland about the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East. More...

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Snowe criticized for voting ‘present’ PORTLAND ( AP) — Two Democrats hoping to unseat Republican Sen. More...

Diverse holiday music on tap in Waterville

WATERVILLE — The Waterville Opera House offers two special holiday programs, “ The Winter Wonderettes” and “ Christmas Sojourn.” Both shows take place in the venue’s Studio Theater, as renovations of the opera hous More...

Free holiday concert features classical music

ROCKPORT — The Bay Chamber’s free Odeon Holiday Concert, featuring guest cellist Marc Johnson, starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Rockport Opera House. More...

‘SANTA’S REINDEER REVUE’

THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM AND THEATER OF MAINE, 142 Free St., Portland, presents “Santa’s Reindeer Revue,” a family holiday show, from today through Dec. 23. More...

Stage comedy spoofs Santa, ‘X Files’

WALDOBORO — “The XMas Files: A Search for Santa,” a musical comedy, opens at 7 p.m. today at Waldo Theatre. More...

Portland council denies Occupy Maine request

PORTLAND Despite overwhelming support for the camp voiced by members of the public during its Wednesday night meeting, the City Council voted 8-1 to deny a request by Occupy Maine to remain in Lincoln Park for at least six more months. More...

LePage proposes massive MaineCare cuts

AUGUSTA More than 65,000 lowincome residents will lose health coverage through the state’s MaineCare program under a sweeping overhaul proposed Tuesday by the LePage administration. More...

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Cold case breaker: Discarded cigarette SKOWHEGAN ( AP) — A court document reveals that it was a discarded cigarette that led to the arrest of a Maine man in a 31-year-old murder case. More...

New route sought in examining park plan

MILLINOCKET As a public debate over a northern Maine national park becomes politicized and drifts toward personalities, a former Maine Senate president is calling for a broader look at the future uses of the region. More...