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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...

  • Chicken pox forces unvaccinated kids out of Falmouth school for 16 days

    FALMOUTH — Elementary school children who have not been vaccinated against chicken pox or have not had the virus will not be allowed to attend Lunt School until at least Nov. 15 because of an outbreak of the disease. Parents of Lunt School children who have not been vaccinated agains...

  • United Way seeks new partnerships with area agencies

    BATH — United Way of Mid Coast Maine is looking for new funding partnerships with local nonprofit agencies. The organization is accepting applications until Friday, Nov. 12, for partnerships with agencies that strive to improve education, health and financial stability. &ldquo...

  • Start of a new season

    The all-volunteer Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Rohan Smith, opened its new season last weekend at Brunswick High School's Crooker Theatre.

  • Little person, big foot

    Delaney Pascuzzo, 6, of Phippsburg, drives a free kick towards the opposing team's goal on Saturday morning at Bath Rec Soccer as volunteer ref, Kelly McKellar, of Bath keeps an eye on the action.

  • South Portland fire chief wins city's 3rd statewide honor

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Maine Fire Chiefs Association named Fire Chief Kevin Guimond its Fire Chief of the Year on Wednesday at the Marriott at Sable Oaks. Guimond became the third city employee to receive a statewide honor this year. Planning and Development Director Tex Haeuser...

  • Scarborough panel seeks parking ban at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Public parking longer than 30 minutes at Higgins Beach may be banned year-round if a committee recommendation is approved by the Town Council. The ad hoc Higgins Beach Committee will recommend at a council meeting next week that the town institute a parking ban on any s...

  • Pair of complaints seek PUC probe of smart meters

    SCARBOROUGH — Customers of Central Maine Power Co. have filed two complaints asking the Maine Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its approval of "smart" electric meters on homes served by CMP. The smart meters are the target of criticism from citizen groups and municipalities,... 1

  • Scarborough seeks efficiency through parts partnership

    SCARBOROUGH — The 48,000-square-foot public works building at 20 Washington Ave. isn't spotless, but it's close. Everything has its place, even in the busy repair rooms. Replacement street signs are organized and hung together, enormous pieces of equipment are shiny from recent power...