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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...

  • All that jazz in South Portland

    The South Portland High School Jazz Band placed second in Division I on Saturday evening, March 27, at the State High School Instrumental Jazz Festival in South Portland. Eighty-nine bands and ensembles from 40 schools competed. Other winners included Cape Elizabeth, which finished third in Division...

  • Scarborough library seeks donations for book sale

    SCARBOROUGH — The Friends of the Scarborough Public Library are soliciting gently used books for the annual book sale in June. Books may be dropped off at the library during normal business hours. Textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines and condensed books are not needed. All proc...

  • Friends, foes greet Obama in Portland

    PORTLAND — President Barack Obama's visit to Portland on a nearly 70-degree day Thursday brought out hundreds of fans and foes alike. Obama's visit was one stop on a cross-country tour to promote the benefits of a sweeping health-care reform law he signed into law just over a week ag...

  • Obama touts health-care reform benefits in crowd-pleasing speech at Portland Expo

    PORTLAND — While the crowd outside the Exposition Building expressed mixed opinions about President Barack Obama and his new health-care reform law, inside thousands of spectators were so excited they cheered for the microphone check Thursday afternoon. President Obama visited the ci...

  • Full text of President Obama's speech in Portland

    PORTLAND — Here is the full text of President Barack Obama's remarks on health-care reform, as prepared for delivery on Thursday, April 1, at the Portland Expo: Hello, Portland! It is so good to be back in the great state of Maine. When I came here during the campaign, I made...

  • Cape students, residents urge caution on budget

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nearly 125 residents, students, parents and teachers gathered in the high school cafeteria Wednesday, March 31, to discuss the fiscal year 2011 school budget proposals. The School Board has met six times to discuss three budget scenarios: • A zero pe...

  • Cookie Jar bakery in Cape Elizabeth may reopen by Memorial Day

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cookie Jar bakery, a fixture on Shore Road for decades, is being renovated and is expected to reopen in a couple of months. The business has been closed since a storm tore the roof off the building in October 2006. Attempts by owners Donna and Tom Piscopo to...

  • Acquisition should boost access to Higgins Beach in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The town and Land for Maine's Future closed a deal March 31 to purchase nearly 12 acres at Higgins Beach and along the Nonesuch River for $1.27 million. The property along Higgins Beach is of particular significance, as it could lead to opportunities for public parking,...