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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...

  • Regional planning in southern Maine gets a $1.6M boost

    PORTLAND — Will the future of southern Maine be determined by sprawl, traffic snarls and environmental degradation? Or, will it resemble a thoughtful plan that emphasizes sustainability and quality of place? Those are the questions that regional planners in greater Portland wi...

  • Portland diner, delis targeted in Back Cove crime spree

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating a series of overnight burglaries at businesses in the Back Cove area. The break-ins are the latest crimes in an area where residents came together during the summer after what was perceived as an increase in home and vehicle burglaries. The residen... 1

  • Portland School Committee seeks its own CIP for facilities needs

    PORTLAND — The School Committee is lobbying the City Council to create an account separate from the city's for funding school facility improvements. School facility improvements are now included in a single line item in the city's Capital Improvement Plan, a $10 million allocation ty...

  • Legend in the making: Portland Ballet prepares 'Sleepy Hollow' world premiere

    PORTLAND — Black and red ribbons outline the cream-colored antique lace hand-stitched onto each of the 11 dancers' costumes hanging from a ballet bar in the back room of Portland Ballet's Forest Avenue studio. In the hallways, on the dance floor and in the dressing rooms, there's a f...

  • Greater Portland communities get $600K-plus for transportation projects

    PORTLAND — Five southern Maine municipalities are receiving more than $600,000 in federal and state transportation funds through the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System. The organization last week announced the money is going to Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Cape Eliz...

  • The next budget crisis: Pension ‘time bomb’ MIA from candidates’ platforms

    Fourth in a series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting about the state’s debt to teachers and state employees for their pensions and retiree health care. A widely-respected think-tank calls the $4.2 billion that taxpayers owe to Maine’s retirement system ... 1

  • The Forecaster receives New England journalism award for coverage of Brunswick base

    NATICK, Mass. — The Forecaster was one of six weekly newspapers in the region honored with a Publick Occurrences award for Outstanding Journalism by the New England Newspaper & Press Association at its annual fall conference on Oct. 21. The Forecaster's award was for coverage of ... 1

  • Correction

    An Oct. 8 candidate profile of Howard R. Farr Jr., the Republican candidate in South Portland's House District 122, should have said he volunteers twice a month at the Preble Street Soup Kitchen in Portland.