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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. ...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham go back to school without consolidated teacher contract

    FREEPORT — While Regional School Unit 5 is finally beginning to reap the benefits of district consolidation, teachers in Freeport, Durham and Pownal are all starting the year without a consolidated contract. Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh said teachers are starting to unify ...

  • Falmouth High School moves into the cloud

    FALMOUTH — Administrators at Falmouth High School have their heads in the clouds – the digital clouds. The school this year will roll out a cloud-computing program that will achieve a student-to-laptop computer ratio of 1-to-1 in a very different way than most Maine schools.

  • Cumberland animal shelter to hold fundraising cruise

    CUMBERLAND — The Homeless Animal Rescue Team, an adoption center and no-kill shelter for kittens and cats, will hold a fundraising harbor cruise on Saturday, Sept. 10. The Casco Bay Lines cruise will run from 7-10 p.m. and embark from the ferry terminal on Commercial Street in Portla...

  • Abyssinian House gets $25K challenge grant

    PORTLAND — An effort to restore the third oldest African-American meeting house in the country received a $25,000 boost from the 1772 Foundation. But the restoration committee must raise $25,000 to match the grant. The Abyssinian Meeting House, 75 Newbury St., was built in the...

  • Inaugural Portland Brew Festival on tap this weekend

    PORTLAND — For most people, Labor Day is the unofficial end to the summer. A time when kids go back to school and parents swap their shorts and T-shirts for pants and sweaters. But for beer lovers, Labor Day marks the beginning of fall beer season. A time when citrus-infused microbre...

  • 5 arrested in Portland for trafficking pain pills

    PORTLAND — Five people were arrested Aug. 25 in Portland for allegedly trafficking pain pills. Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Kevin Cashman said agents seized more than 200 Oxycodone pills, with a street value of $6,000, as well as $21,000 in cash. The five people ar...

  • 13 official candidates for Portland mayor; 3 more await verification

    First mayoral forums scheduled next week PORTLAND — Thirteen candidates on Tuesday were guaranteed places on the Nov. 8 ballot in the city's first popular mayoral election in 88 years. Three other candidates have submitted their nomination papers to City Hall, but are awaiti...

  • Yarmouth garden playhouse built on a foundation of community support

    YARMOUTH — With helping hands and artistic inspiration, the dream of a garden playhouse is now a reality for children who visit and participate in programs at the Yarmo...