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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...

  • India Street plan heads to Portland council, with some dissent

    PORTLAND — A long-considered study about preserving the India Street neighborhood will be submitted to the full City Council on Monday, Oct. 20. But the India Street Sustainable Neighborhood Plan does not have unanimous support from the committee that created it. "We pushed th...

  • South Portland firefighter in training

    Jackson Hackett, 2, of South Portland, douses mock flames Saturday, Oct. 11, with the help of his father, Aaron Hackett, during an open house at the South Portland Fire Department's Central Station on Broadway. The annual event, which coincided with National Fire Prevention Week, featured equipme...

  • Falmouth Police Department adds prescription drug drop-off

    FALMOUTH — The Police Department now has a receptacle where unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at anytime. No questions are asked and individuals will not be asked to identify themselves.  The dispatcher in the communications center, 2 Marshall Drive, will indic...

  • Portland seen as future hub for medical data

    PORTLAND — Medical data and diagnostics may entail a lot of things, but for Mayor Michael Brennan, it boils down to business. "We will shape the future economy of the city and state," Brennan said Oct. 8, when he announced that Growing Portland, a collaborative effort of businesses, ...

  • Incumbent Portland Democrat faces GOP, Green challengers in House District 36

    PORTLAND — Seeking her third, two-year term in the Maine House of Representatives, Democratic State Rep. Denise Harlow puts a lot of stock in her independence. “I'm a dissenting voice a lot of times, I think we need people to take a stand,” said Harlow, 43, the daughter o...

  • Falmouth panels ponder future uses of town land

    FALMOUTH — Two town committees came together in a non-traditional meeting last week to discuss what the future of Falmouth might look like. The Long Range Planning Advisory Committee and Community Development Committee met Oct. 9 for the town's first outreach meeting on developm...

  • Freeport incumbent, Pownal challenger in House District 48

    FREEPORT — Democratic state Rep. Sara Gideon, who is seeking a second term in House District 48, is being challenged by Republican Paul Schulz. Schulz, a resident of Pownal, is new to politics and has never held elected office, although he has volunteered in his own town and in Freep...

  • Cumberland road ballot question: Traffic flow versus quality of life

    CUMBERLAND — A contract zone that some Harris Road residents believe will disrupt their dead-end street goes to voters Nov. 4. The referendum, if approved, would uphold the Town Council's unanimous July 14 approval of a contract zone agreement with developer Justin Fletcher. F...