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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...

  • Teen rescued after jump from Wood bridge

    BRUNSWICK — Police and emergency crews rescued a 14-year-old Topsham girl from the Androscoggin River Monday afternoon after she leaped from the Frank J. Wood bridge on Maine Street. Cmdr. Marc Hagan said the girl landed in a shallow portion of the river and didn't receive life-...

  • Artist in the making

    Eight-month-old Sam Robinson gets introduced to the fine art of watercolor painting Sept. 25 during the Five River Arts Alliance Family Arts Festival on the mall in downtown Brunswick.

  • Local chefs, local food in 20 Mile Meal

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 20 Mile Meal, featuring food from some of the best chefs in the Portland area, will take place Sunday, Oct. 3. The event is hosted by

  • Four vie for two Cape council seats, no competition for School Board

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Two attorneys, a financial analyst and a former councilor are competing for two seats on the Town Council this November. The two seats are currently held by councilors Penny Jordan and Frank Governali. Jordan has reached her three-year term limit, and Governali has c...

  • State agency tests air quality at Wentworth School

    SCARBOROUGH — A state agency completed air quality tests of classrooms, storage rooms, offices and utility tunnels in the Wentworth Intermediate School earlier this week and will likely not recommend further mold testing in the aging building. The testing comes after a recent discove... 1

  • Scarborough Downs owner teams with developer for proposed Biddeford racino

    BIDDEFORD — The owner of Scarborough Downs and real estate developer Ocean Properties announced plans Wednesday for a racino and 200-room hotel complex on 85 acres of city-owned property in Biddeford. The announcement comes after the owner of Scarborough Downs put 400 acres of proper...

  • South Portland seeks input on plan to cut electrical rates

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City officials are awaiting public feedback about a nascent proposal to create a municipal energy company that would lower electrical rates for residents and businesses.  The proposal would establish a non-profit energy company that would purchase electricity at...

  • Opponents seek vote on land purchase for Brunswick Police Dept.

    BRUNSWICK — Plans for building a new police station at Pleasant and Stanwood streets hit a hurdle this week after opponents of the location began circulating a petition to force a referendum on the land purchase. The petition drive is being led by Karen Klatt of 32 Moody Road, a...