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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. ...

  • Sept. 11: 10th anniversary events

    Brunswick • The American Legion will host a commemoration on at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, on the Mall, featuring a Blue Star ceremony honoring 10 military families. Paul L’Heureux of the American Legion will be the keynote speaker. Local fire, rescue and police departments will...

  • 10 years after 9/11: Portland Muslims find Maine 'a special place'

    PORTLAND — After the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Muslims were thrust into the spotlight. For some Americans, the Muslim faith became associated with violence, and later with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. For the Muslim people of Portland, many of whom come from Nort...

  • Unsung Heroes: Dale and Joan Viles, a love story

    BRUNSWICK — Joan Viles recalled her husband's traumatic birth. “Dale's mother told me that he was holed up in her pelvic cradle for 72 hours before he was born,” she said. “They should have done a C-section, but they didn't.” As a result, Dale Viles has...

  • New principal finds strong sense of community at Portland High School

    PORTLAND — Portland High School's new principal loves the beach. "It's the constant change," Deborah Mignault said. "Change is always there and it's powerful." Mignault stepped into the job as PHS principal this summer, taking over for Michael Johnson, who was reassigned to Po...

  • Move over MoMA!

    Art at the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland is climbable, much to the delight of Jack Caron and Maya Huff. The two kindergarten students were part of a crowd of students and parents at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, Sept. 1.

  • New home for Portland Food Co-op

    The Portland Food Co-op celebrated its move into a freshly renovated former warehouse at 56 Hampshire St. with an open house on Thursday, Sept. 1. That gave prospective member Ann Marie Knoepfel of Portland an opportunity to check out a display of organic and often local foods available at discou...

  • MRRA gets funds for facility upgrades

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority received a $1.7 million federal grant from the Economic Development Administration. The grant will help fund infrastructure and facility improvements on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, including $717,500 to assist Kest...

  • Legislators schedule Brunswick office hours

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold office hours Saturday, Sept. 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street. Anyone who would like to talk about issues with the local legislators is welcom...