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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...

  • Topsham police get OK to use Tasers

    TOPSHAM — The holsters of Topsham Police Department officers will soon be equipped with Tasers. The department is purchasing three Tasers and will be reimbursed by a nearly $4,200 grant from the Maine Department of Public Safety. The money, which comes through the A...

  • Options for former Shaw's building in Falmouth may include medical offices

    FALMOUTH — Town councilors said property manager Tom Churchill told the Community Development Committee Aug. 4 that a medical facility is eyeing the former Shaw's building in the Falmouth Shopping Center on Route 1. But this week, Churchill backed away from his statement, which w... 2

  • Exchange Street cobblestones unfriendly to skateboarders and drivers?

    PORTLAND — City officials say the cobblestone strips recently installed on lower Exchange Street are deterring skateboarders, but motorists are complaining the strips are not vehicle friendly. The city's Public Safety Committee on Tuesday heard from Public Services Director Mike...

  • Portland planners, jetport officials on collision course over South Portland runway expansion

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board Tuesday rejected the advice of attorneys for the city and the Portland International Jetport and refused to back down on two conditions it included in its approval for jetport terminal expansion three months ago. The board also added an additional conditi... 2

  • North Yarmouth selectmen, new administrator discuss goals

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Several months after Scott Tilton's contract was not renewed by the Board of Selectmen, new Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin took to her new office Monday. Her first day in the town office was spent "trying to find the bottom of the desk," she said...

  • Hearings set on Cumberland home demolition, speed limits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council Monday scheduled public hearings for later this month on demolishing an abandoned Valley Road home and restoring lower speed limits on Bruce Hill, Orchard and Whitney roads. Both hearings were set for Aug. 24, at the regular meeting to be held at Town...

  • Portland officer assaulted during Old Port melee

    PORTLAND — Police said an officer was punched in the face early Saturday morning while trying to break up a fight in the Old Port. Officer Gayle Petty was on Wharf Street around 1 a.m. Aug. 8 when she and other officers saw a large crowd gathering outside the Oasis nightclub, acco...

  • Casco Bay Lines begins search for new manager

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines board members hope to hire a new general manager by the end of the year. Matt Hoffner, a member of the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors who is leading the search committee, said this week he expects the committee to advertise for the ...