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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...

  • Falmouth borrows to keep school projects on schedule

    FALMOUTH —The School Department will use short-term borrowing to jump-start construction of athletic fields and a wood chip boiler, Director of Finance and Operations Dan O'Shea said. An elementary school project approved by voters last fall, which includes $1.25 million for the f...

  • Steel drums soothe busy students with mellow music

    FALMOUTH — With the popularity of steel drum bands on the rise, Falmouth High School band director Jim Horwich said he used to hear, "how do we get one started at the high school?" This year the question was answered with a $10,000 grant from the Falmouth Education Found...

  • Cumberland lawmaker proposes sales tax holiday

    CUMBERLAND — State Rep. Meredith Strang Burgess, R-Cumberland, is hoping to make Maine one of the more than two dozen states with a sales tax holiday, and she has her sites on Columbus Day weekend. Burgess said the tax exemption will encourage people to buy locally, instead of tra...

  • Freeport police claim shortcomings threaten public safety

    FREEPORT — A nine-page letter signed by members of the Police Department was sent to the police chief, the town manager and the Town Council last week listing concerns about public safety, departmental staffing, budgetary limitations and dispatch consolidation. The open letter out...

  • MMA hired for N. Yarmouth's top job search

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Board of Selectmen took initial steps Tuesday toward hiring a new administrative assistant, retaining the Maine Municipal Association to open a search for candidates. Selectmen also set a meeting for Monday, April 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., to assess and discu...

  • Anti-poverty protest

    Elizabeth Ortiz demonstrates for the homeless in Portland's Monument Square on Monday, part of a week-long effort to bring economic human rights to the public's attention. Behind her is national anti-poverty organizer and housing rights activist Cheri Honkala, a former homeless single mother who now...

  • Tour highlights Portland school's environmental efforts

    PORTLAND — Elementary school students this week got a close look at the many programs that promote and explore environmental sustainability at Lincoln Middle School. On Monday, students from Longfellow Elementary School toured the school, where they planted seedlings they hope wil...

  • Portland council pushes green design rules

    Councilors spar over formula business delay PORTLAND — The City Council approved a measure Monday that will require new or renovated buildings that either belong to the city or are somehow funded by the city to get green building certification. The city's Green ...