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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...

  • Solar energy projects on display in Freeport, Falmouth, Yarmouth

    FREEPORT — ReVision Energy of Portland will host a tour showcasing solar energy installations in Freeport, Yarmouth and Falmouth on Saturday, May 1. Starting at 9 a.m., residents can begin the tour at Falmouth High School, where a wood boiler, solar hot water system and solar el...

  • Cape Elizabeth town clerk urges voting in person on June 8, not absentee

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town Clerk Debra Lane is encouraging residents to vote in person on Election Day because of a complicated June 8 ballot. The ballot includes primary elections for governor, a state bond referendum, an advisory municipal referendum on parking fees at Fort Williams ...

  • Construction company provides financing for reopening of Cookie Jar in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Great Falls Construction is not only rebuilding the the Cookie Jar bakery, it is also financing the rebirth of the Shore Road business. Todd Rothstein, project manager for Gorham-based Great Falls, said former Cookie Jar owners Donna and Tom Piscapo will still run th...

  • Collins' staff to offer local office hours

    PORTLAND — A representative of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will hold office hours in Freeport, Pownal and New Gloucester on Monday, May 10. The Portland-based staffer will provide residents assistance on federal issues and will be prepared to answer questions on topics such as So...

  • 'What happens at Bowdoin ...' draws attention to college relationship with Brunswick police

    BRUNSWICK — It's Ivies Weekend at Bowdoin College. For many students that means music, house parties and the seemingly ubiquitous plastic cups and water bottles – the alcoholic contents of which are widely known, but best not flaunted, especially off campus. Student... 1

  • Grandfathering deadline nears under Harpswell sign ordinance

    HARPSWELL — Deadlines have been set for the town's new sign ordinance, including grandfathering for signs that complied with the old rules and those that didn't. Residents adopted a new ordinance at March Town Meeting, loosening some restrictions on signs businesses can erect, and es...

  • Baldacci signs bill to establish campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci has signed a law that will help pay the start-up costs for a planned college campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station and grant the base's redevelopment authority the power to create an airport authority. The law will also help pay for municipal services a...

  • Bath-area School Board sends nearly $25M budget to voters

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors unanimously adopted a more than $24.8 million budget for fiscal 2011 on Tuesday. Now the spending plan is in voters' hands. A public meeting at Bath Middle School on June 1 will precede the budget validation referendum June 8....