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  • South Portland renews concern about contamination from dry cleaner

    SOUTH PORTLAND — For at least 25 years, a harmful chemical has existed in soil beneath and air around Pratt-Abbott Cleaners at Broadway and Cottage Road. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recorded tetrachloroethylene contamination in the late 1980s and again in 20...

  • Scarborough School Board members urge defeat of revised budget

    SCARBOROUGH — The School Board finance committee, taking direction from the Town Council, eliminated $500,000 in a revised School Department budget proposal that goes to voters July 7. Board members said the reduction will cripple clubs, sports and after-school activities. ...

  • South Portland seeks residents' opinions about development

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As a step toward developing a long-term economic development plan for the city, the Economic Development Committee is seeking input from residents. The city hasn't modified its economic development plan since 2007,  committee member Peter Stocks said.

  • Scarborough July 4th includes Fun Run, parade, fireworks

    SCARBOROUGH — A parade and kid's Fun Run at Pine Point during the day will be followed by fireworks at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway at night on Independence Day. Free registration for the kid's Fun Run on July 4 will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Fire Station at 12 King St. Children ...

  • Bath council adopts strategy to rejuvenate housing

    BATH — The City Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted an analysis for housing revitalization in and around the city. The evaluation stems from a recent study into possible housing improvements, and areas of sustainable development within the city.

  • TD Beach to Beacon 10K adds $23K for fastest Americans

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Dunkin' Donuts is now a sponsor of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race and will add $23,000 in prize money. The 18th annual race will be held this year on Aug. 1. The prize money from t...

  • Harpswell report says rising sea threatens town roads

    HARPSWELL — Some of the town's critical infrastructure is vulnerable to rising seas, according to a new report. The report, "Harpswell Coastal Flooding Risk Assessment," prepared by the Midcoast Council of Governments, is the culmination of a project started in January. A...

  • When Cape Elizabeth library renovations are done, so is director

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Thomas Memorial Library Director Jay Scherma plans to retire after library renovations are complete. Scherma, who has been at the library for almost 20 years, said he expects to retire by the end of January 2016. He said the

  • Congolese gardener puts down roots in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Enock Mukadi spent the first 20 years of his life in a town called Mwene Ditu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He spent the last year in Brunswick, where he has found a way to make sense of the change in the community garden at Crystal Spring Farm. As the...

  • Harpswell seeks help from firm led by former planner's husband

    HARPSWELL — Whether the town will hire a full-time planner again remains unknown four months after Carol Eyerman left to become assistant town ...