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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. ...

  • Cumberland Planning Board OKs senior housing project

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board unanimously granted major subdivision and site plan approvals Tuesday for the renovation of a school as a senior housing center. The now-closed Drowne Road School – a 17,600-square-foot building that School Administrative District 75 turned ...

  • Falmouth School Board enacts new public comment, computer rules

    FALMOUTH — Speakers at School Board meetings are now prohibited from discussing school employees and must limit their comments to three minutes. The School Board unanimously approved a new public comment policy Tuesday night, and amended a policy governing use of employee computers. 1

  • Suit giveaway for unemployed slated for Oct. 25 in Portland

    PORTLAND — Three groups are partnering up to provide gently worn men's suits to job seekers. Men's Warehouse, Creative Work Systems and Career Centers of Maine will distribute more than 100 suits on Oct. 25 to "disadvantaged job seekers," the group said in a press release. The...

  • Falmouth gun club reopens 1 range, 3 others still closed

    FALMOUTH — After being closed for almost a year because of safety issues, the Falmouth Rod & Gun Club has reopened one of its shooting ranges. Three other ranges will remain closed indefinitely until the club makes significant safety and environmental improvements. Police ...

  • Yarmouth council moves deliberately on art center proposal

    YARMOUTH — While creators of Firehouse Arts would like the Town Council to make a quick decision on whether the nonprofit group can use Winslow Station on Center Street as a community art center, they will have to wait until November for a final vote. At an Operations Committee meeti...

  • Yarmouth advisory group to tackle turf field replacement

    YARMOUTH — With the turf field at Yarmouth High School reaching the end of its lifespan, an advisory task force has been established to review cost estimates and project recommendations for a replacement. The committee was established by the Town Council and School Committee and incl...

  • Broken sprinkler closes Falmouth library

    FALMOUTH — Falmouth Memorial Library will be closed at least until Saturday, Oct. 22, to repair water damage from a broken sprinkler system. The Fire Department confirmed there was damage Tuesday to books and other materials at the Lunt Road building, and that the library was closed....

  • Cutting the mustard: Mother's Mountain celebrates 30 years in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Thirty years ago, Carol Tanner's father came to live with her and asked her to make a batch of her mother's mustard. She did, Tanner recalled this week, but "it wasn't very good." But she kept working at it, trying different ingredients until she found the flavor sh...