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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 tightens restrictions on off-leash dogs

    PORTLAND — The city has made several changes to rules governing where and when dogs can run free, and where the pets are not allowed at all. Many of the changes are at the Eastern Promenade, a popular spot for dog owners to give their pets a chance to run off leash. Dogs are no longe...

  • Portland High School senior succeeds on, off field, despite diabetes

    PORTLAND — When Pat Curran was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 12, only one concern came to mind. "The first thing I was worried about was being able to play basketball," Curran said. "I thought I wouldn't be able to do sports at all." Curran quickly learned that ...

  • Casco Bay High School senior marches to his own beat

    PORTLAND — For Ness Smith Savedoff, Casco Bay High School has been a place of self exploration as much as a place to learn basic literacy skills. Savedoff said when he entered CBHS as a freshman, wearing bell-bottoms and a long pony tail, the school accepted him without judgment. The...

  • P-sportsVachonPRINT

    PORTLAND—One of the most successful girls' basketball programs in the state named a former Miss Maine Basketball as its new coach last week. Amy Vachon, who won the award in 1996 after starring for her father, Paul, at Cony, will replace Wil Smith as the coach of the McAuley Lions, w...

  • 'It could have been a lot worse': Fire ravages Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The owner of Red's Dairy Freeze on Monday said he hopes to reopen the landmark ice cream takeout business this summer after repairing damage done by an early morning fire Sunday. Firefighters from Cape Elizabeth and South Portland responded to the single-alarm fire a...

  • School bands play for Scarborough lung transplant patient

    SCARBOROUGH — Ashley Drew is a flute and saxophone player. She is a composer and conductor. She is a runner. She is also awaiting a double lung transplant. Drew, 23, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a child and has been living with disease her entire life. Despite a const...

  • Senior prank gone awry: Greely seniors welcomed by Falmouth principal, Falmouth students greeted by Cumberland cops

    CUMBERLAND — Falmouth and Greely high school seniors pulled the ol' switcheroo May 17 and showed up for class at each others' schools – a prank that required the students to put away their traditional rivalry for the day to play a little joke on their respective schools. B... 4

  • Correction

    A story in the May 14 edition of The Forecaster should have said the union representing educational technicians in Brunswick initially rejected a 3 percent wage freeze for fiscal 2011, but later voted to accept it. The new union contract includes step increases for some employees.