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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...

  • South Portland City Council OKs Wainwright wind test

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday night approved a zoning amendment to allow a wind test tower at Wainwright Farms, the first step toward a wind turbine. The council also narrowly approved an agreement to allow a private developer to use public land for a storm-water...

  • Scarborough land proposed for health club back on the market

    SCARBOROUGH — A 40-acre parcel of land purchased last year for development of a multi-million-dollar athletic club is up for sale again. The property at 125 Running Hill Road is listed for $995,000 by CB Richard Ellis/The Boulos Co. According to the Scarborough assessing database ...

  • Cape Elizabeth study suggests replacing library at a cost of $5M-$8M

    CAPE ELIZABETH — While no decisions have been made about a new Thomas Memorial Library, the Town Council has received a report from the Library Study Committee that recommends building a new facility at a cost of more than $5 million. Council Chairman James Rowe said a workshop on Se...

  • 3 candidates compete to replace Soule on South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Councilor Jim Soule will not seek re-election in November, opening up a three-way race for his 3

  • 14 candidates compete for 7 council, School Board seats in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Fourteen Cape Elizabeth residents have returned nomination papers to put their names on the November ballot for seven available seats on the Town Council and School Board. "There has been more of an interest this year," Town Clerk Debra Lane said. "I anticipat...

  • Disposition of Goddard Mansion among public hearing topics in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will hold three public hearings at its meeting on Monday, Sept. 14. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., councilors will hear public input on the amended shoreland zoning ordinance, the conceptual Shore Road pathway and the Goddard Mansion ruins. In February...

  • Meeting set on Freeport park dog policy

    FREEPORT — On Monday, Sept. 14, the Winslow Park Commission will hold a public meeting on its dog policy. The policy requires dogs to be leashed between May 1 through Columbus Day when the campground is open. From Columbus Day through April 31, dogs are permitted off-leash in the...

  • RSU 5 to host community forum

    FREEPORT — Using recently acquired grant funding, Regional School Unit 5 will begin to develop a strategic plan to help strengthen the district's academic, innovation and financial efficiencies. The planning process will begin Monday, Sept. 14, at the Freeport Performing Arts Center from 6-9...