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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...

  • Portland school to host anti-bullying expert

    PORTLAND — A national expert and author on bullying prevention will speak Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Hall Elementary School, 23 Orono Road, about strategies parents can use in guiding their children. Prior to his presentation, Stan Davis will spend the day teaching Hall students and staf...

  • Portland's oldest place of worship opens a new, woman-led chapter

    PORTLAND — Over the past 335 years, the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church has had a history of transforming its trials into triumphs. A Revolutionary War cannonball that tried, unsuccessfully, to demolish the church in 1775 is now a link in a chain supporting the massiv...

  • UPDATE: After CMP defends 'smart' meters, Scarborough asks PUC to halt installations

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ask the Maine Public Utilities Commission to prohibit Central Maine Power Co. from installing "smart" electric meters in town until more information about their safety is available. The action came after a five-hour meetin... 1

  • Wreath convoy to stop at Cheverus High School in Portland on Sunday

    PORTLAND — A convoy of up to a dozen tractor-trailer trucks filled with wreaths bound for Washington, D.C., will stop at Cheverus High School on Sunday, Dec. 5, where they will be blessed during an hour-long ceremony. The event is part of

  • Portland middle school inventions aim to solve problems that nag the elderly

    GORHAM — Phyllis Jackson and Shirley O'Brien have been plagued by two different problems. The 93-year-old residents of the Inn at Village Square had difficulty doing tasks that most people take for granted. Jackson needed a way to carry a hot cup of coffee while pushing her wa...

  • Peaks Island Council, and secession movement, get new life

    PEAKS ISLAND — Life was breathed back into the Peaks Island Council on Monday evening when Portland City Clerk Linda Cohen swore in six new members to the advisory council, amid howls and cheers from about 30 people watching at the Inn on Peaks Island. Meanwhile, a separate group of ...

  • An Odd fundraiser for Open Sky at Port City Music Hall

    PORTLAND — A new fundraiser is taking over Port City Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 4, and it's an odd one — an Odd Ball, to be precise. Kimmy's Odd Ball began as a 40th birthday party for Kimmy Welch Wilson, the venue's hospitality and special events coordinator, but has expande...

  • Problem solver: Neighborhood prosecutor takes on Portland's quality-of-life crimes

    PORTLAND — Nuisance crimes happen with certain regularity. On the first of the month, the unwanted furniture of departing tenants clogs sidewalks around the city. Black garbage bags appear on curbsides weekly on trash pick-up day. And Saturday nights invite public urination and noise... 1