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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. ...

  • Planners bristle at council request for more public hearings on Willard Square

    SOUTH PORTLAND — If the City Council wants more public input on proposed changes to zoning rules in Willard Square, they can conduct hearings themselves. That was the message sent Tuesday by the Planning Board, whose members were defiant in the face of a new charge from councilors to...

  • 'A path worth going down:' St. Alban's welcomes Rev. Tim Boggs

    CAPE ELIZABETH — His first day of service as the new rector of St. Alban's Church was Sept. 11, the 10-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks. It was also the homecoming Sunday of the parish after the summer. For Rev. Tim Boggs, the day was filled with mixed emotions. He said it w...

  • South Portland school board awards $108K in contracts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It may still be three years until a renovated South Portland High School opens its doors for classes, but deals are already being made with companies to be involved in the construction project. On Monday, the school board approved a nearly $79,000 deal with Yarmouth-...

  • Home energy forum to be held in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A Property Assessed Clean Energy home energy loan forum will be held at the Falmouth Town Council Chambers, 271 Falmouth Road, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5. Homeowners can learn how to finance and proceed with energy-saving projects for their homes using Efficiency Maine's ...

  • Sunday is Pettingill Farm Day in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The 36th Annual Pettengill Farm Day is Sunday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hosted by th...

  • Eat chowder, help Freeport residents

    FREEPORT — The 19th annual Chowdah Challenge, hosted by Freeport Community Services, will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 The event will take place at the L.L. Bean Discovery Park. Proceeds will benefit local families in need of food, heating fuel, rides to medical appointmen...

  • Sunday drivers should be aware of Maine Marathon

    FALMOUTH — Drivers should expect delays on Route 88 and Route 1 on Sunday, Oct. 2, because of the Maine Marathon. Approximately 2,500 runners will be participating between 7:30 a.m. and noon.  The following roads will be closed to non-local traffic: • Baxter B...

  • Schools honored for healthy environments

    AUGUSTA — Thirteen schools from four districts in the greater Portland area have received awards under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge for encouraging wholesome nutrition and frequent physical activity. The schools include Mable I. Wilson and North Y...