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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. ...

  • Falmouth council considers fireworks ban, delays dog leash law

    FALMOUTH — Fireworks may be banned if an ordinance being drafted by town staff is approved by the Town Council. Four councilors – a voting majority – indicated during a workshop Monday evening that they would support the ban. The council also heard from ...

  • Drowne Road School back in Cumberland's hands

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday unanimously accepted the Drowne Road School from School Administrative District 51, and discussed adding the school to the town's Village Mixed Use Zone. The council also approved an amended lease with Bateman Partners, the Portland development...

  • Freeport project to add affordable senior, workforce housing

    FREEPORT — After a year-long approval process that included a contract zone agreement, tax increment financing negotiations, tax-acquired property and several public meetings, construction of the Oak Leaf Two senior housing complex is underway. The affordable housing complex at 24 So...

  • Detours at Cumberland, Falmouth RR crossings

    CUMBERLAND — Railroad crossings in Cumberland and Falmouth will be closed as Pan Am Railways makes repairs and repaves the crossings in anticipation of the extension of Downeaster rail service to Brunswick. During the construction, the roads will be closed and traffic will be detoure...

  • Congress Street memorial will honor Portland's fallen firefighters

    PORTLAND — Tom O'Connor Jr. knows all too well the risks of being a firefighter. In 1960, at the age of 16, he was told his father, Tom Sr., had died when two fire trucks collided responding to a false alarm. Twenty years later, O'Connor, who was a city firefighter from 1969-1...

  • Tours, dedication set at Falmouth school

    FALMOUTH — The public is invited to a dedication ceremony and tour of the new Falmouth Elementary School on Woodville Road on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.-noon. The $37.7 million building, which serves 890 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, opened this fall. It feature...

  • Safe behind the wheel? Maine public schools employ bus drivers with OUI, speeding, other violations

    PORTLAND — School districts go to great lengths to make drivers aware of school buses – from the buses' eye-catching yellow color, to their bright flashing lights, to advertising campaigns aimed at reminding folks to drive safely. But driving safety is a two-way street, and ...

  • Freeport, Falmouth remember 9/11

    Hundreds were on hand for the dedication Sunday in Freeport of a monument formed by pieces of World Trade Center steel.