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  • Critics in Portland don't get a kick out of footgolf

    PORTLAND — The nine-hole South course at Riverside Municipal Golf Course closed Sunday. On Monday, Mayor Michael Brennan was on hand to introduce the sport of footgolf, which begins play Friday. On Monday night, Congress Street resident Janet Daigle spoke to City Councilors ab...

  • Deal reached on Falmouth communications tower

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council last week unanimously accepted a lease agreement with AT&T to replace the public safety communications tower behind Town Hall with a monopole for both municipal and public cellular use. The council voted 6-0, with Councilor Sean Mahoney absen...

  • North Yarmouth could vote on development options in January

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Early next year could be a pivotal time for the town, with voters potentially deciding what to do with two important properties, and how much to develop the village center. The next step in the Village Center Redevelopment Process Timeline, as posted at

  • Cumberland House candidates discuss taxes, jobs

    GRAY — The two candidates in state House District 45 squared off again Oct. 15 in a candidates forum that covered issues including taxes and how to keep young workers in Maine. Democrat Dale Denno and Republican Mike Timmons are running in the redrawn district that includes Cumberlan...

  • Peaks Island school eyed for emergency solar power array

    PEAKS ISLAND — The island school could be home to a first-of-its-kind emergency energy power source. A group of people including teachers and engineers met at the school library recently to start discussing the possibility of making the school the island's designated Red Cross e... 1

  • Falmouth club offers $2K gardening grant

    FALMOUTH — The St. Mary's Garden Club is offering a $2,000 single-recipient grant to a local nonprofit organization to promote a pollinator-supporting program. The one-time grant will be awarded to the organization that has the best plan to support pollinators, like bi...

  • Portland council OKs music festival on Eastern Prom

    PORTLAND — Live music in a day-long show is likely to return to the Eastern Promenade next August after city councilors on Monday gave the go-ahead to hammer out details with promoters. By a unanimous vote, with Councilors Jill Duson and John Coyne absent, the City Council instructed...

  • Court backs city in Williston-West rezoning

    PORTLAND — The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Oct. 16 upheld City Council approval of a conditional zone for the former Williston-West church properties at 26 and 32 Thomas St. The 6-0 decision, with Chief Justice Leigh Sauffley recusing herself, overturned a Dec. 31, 2013, Cumberla...

  • Nominal opposition for incumbent Democrat in Portland House District 38

    PORTLAND — Seeking his second term in the Maine House representing the city's West End, Democratic Rep. Matthew Moonen said he would like to continue his prior committee work while being part of the city's legislative delegation. "Nobody from Portland is termed out, so there is a rea...

  • Portland waterfront waste to help launch new business model

    PORTLAND — The lingering question was simple for Icelandic businesswoman Erla Petursdottir. "What do we do with fish guts?" she said Thursday Oct. 16. In Maine, the same question is asked about lobster shells. The answer may be found in the New England Ocean Cluster, an...