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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...

  • Topsham Planning Board backs marijuana dispensary limits

    TOPSHAM — The Planning Board on Tuesday unanimously recommended zoning changes that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries as a conditional use in two parts of town. The amendments, which now go to the Board of Selectmen, define a dispensary and dictate where and when it can oper...

  • Brunswick council sets Nov. 8 hearing on challenge to police station bond

    BRUNSWICK — A public hearing will be held Monday, Nov. 8, on a petition to overrule the Town Council's decision to borrow money to purchase property for a new police station. The Town Council voted unanimously Monday to schedule the public hearing. The panel passed an ordinance Sept....

  • Topsham referendum: Retroactive cell tower ban goes to voters

    TOPSHAM — Voters on Nov. 2 will decide whether to ban new cellular communications towers in some residential neighborhoods. The ban, retroactive to April 1, was sought by a petition that garnered 556 certified signatures. The Board of Selectmen voted in July to send the matter to ref...

  • Falmouth bus proponents ride together to support service

    FALMOUTH — After a schedule change took effect two weeks ago, the Friends of the Falmouth Flyer ramped up effort to try to get people to ride the bus. The ci...

  • Portland mustache a finalist for national award

    PORTLAND — A chiropractor who is using his mustache to fight cancer has been selected as a finalist in a national competition. Dr. Lou Jacobs is a finalist for the American Mustache Institute's Mustached American of the Year competition, which rewards people who "use their mustache f...

  • Brunswick Town Council: Taylor challenges incumbent Knight in District 6

    BRUNSWICK — Voters in District 6 have two Town Council candidates to choose from at the Nov. 2 election. Incumbent Councilor Margo Knight is being challenged for her seat by Scott Taylor. District 6 includes Maine Street from Fort Andross to Maine Street Station to the north e...

  • Falmouth police arrest 4 teens for sign thefts

    FALMOUTH — Police charged four teenagers in connection with the theft of approximately 40 street and construction signs in town. Police Lt. John Kilbride said several of the stolen signs were dumped at night at the Public Works Department after an article about the thefts appeared in...

  • Consultant: Falmouth library needs nearly 50% more space

    FALMOUTH — A consultant says Falmouth Memorial Library needs approximately 46 percent more space to meet user demand over the next five years. Consultant Nolan Lushington explained his findings in a nearly three-hour presentation and question-and-answer session Monday night at the li...