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Time to move portable basketball hoops away from the roadside

Photo courtesy Robert Malley

Cape Elizabeth Public Works would like to remind residents that it's time to remove portable basketball hoops from the edge of the roadway.

Hoops need to be 10 feet or more from the roadway to avoid damage - to plowing equipment and to the hoops themselves.

The heavy-steel rims on basetball hoops are about the same height as the mirrors and warning lights of the town snowplows and can do substantial damage, said Public Works Director Robert Malley. In turn, the hoops can also be damaged by the plows.

Public Works is not responsible for damage to basketball hoops left in the town right-of-way, nor does the town wish to see the equipment damaged.