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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...

  • School Board contest tops Cape Elizabeth ballot

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Joanna Morrissey and Elizabeth Scifres are running for re-election to three-year terms on the School Board in November. Barbara Powers, a retired teacher and school administrator, hopes to unseat one of them. The Town Council election is uncontested, with Coun...

  • Harpswell water tower fixes could cost $430K

    HARPSWELL — Immediate action needs to be taken on an empty, unused water tower at Mitchell Field to prevent further deterioration and possible collapse, according to an engineer hired by the town to evaluate the structure. Fully restoring the 100,000-gallon steel tank to its full cap...

  • Land sale to resolve 26-year-old Bath code violations

    BATH — The City Council voted 5-2 Wednesday to allow an elderly couple to purchase land adjoining their Mallard Road property to settle code violations created because two of their buildings are on city property. The panel also unofficially supported selling a sliver of city-owned Wi...

  • Railroad quiet zone debate flares again in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Town councilors will revisit establishing quiet zones near railroad crossings in response to complaints from residents that the Amtrak Downeaster is ruining their quality of life. One of the residents, Joleen Estabrook of 65 Leighton Road, lives near the Elm Street cr...

  • Explorer's Harpswell home gets national historic status

    HARPSWELL — The island home of Arctic explorer Adm. Robert Peary has been recognized as a national historic landmark by the federal government, one of fewer than 50 such sites in Maine.  The state's Bureau of Parks and Land, which owns the 17-acre island and summer home abo...

  • After delay, former Brunswick Rec Center comes down

    BRUNSWICK — Demolition of the former Town Office and Recreation Center on Federal Street is back on track after work was delayed by the discovery of hazardous materials. Coastal Enterprises Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation, bought the two buildings this year i...

  • West Bath vote on RSU 1 withdrawal likely in January

    BATH — A second and final vote on West Bath's withdrawal from Regional School Unit 1 could be held in January 2015. The RSU 1 board unanimously OK'd the agreement Sept. 22, and West Bath heard from the state education commissioner four days later that the agreement received condition...

  • Watson, McCreight vie for open seat in House District 51

    HARPSWELL — Republican Byron Watson and Democrat Joyce "Jay" McCreight are contesting an open seat in state House District 51, which includes Harpswell, West Bath, and a sliver of east Brunswick. The two candidates have different views on how they will repre...