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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. ...

  • Painting is all that's left before I-295 ramps, lanes return to normal on Tukeys Bridge in Portland

    PORTLAND — Weather permitting, all lanes and previously closed on- and off-ramps on Tukeys Bridge on Interstate 295 are scheduled to reopen in the next few days, weeks ahead of schedule. Once roadway barriers are removed, according to the Maine Department of Transportation, Wash...

  • First class reunion in South Portland

    Jake Viola, South Portland High School's valedictorian in 2009, leads a tour of the high school for alumni from the Class of 1961 on Aug. 21. The Class of '61 was the first to graduate from the current SPHS, moving to the new building their senior year after attending what is now Mahoney Middle S...

  • Correction

    An Aug. 19 story, "Report identifies downtown Brunswick site as best for train maintenance facility," should have said that the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority ranked proximity to residences as a high-priority factor when deciding where to build its train maintenance building. NNEPR...

  • UPDATE: Hurricane Irene expected to limit vehicle ferry service to Peaks Island, reduce mainland parking

    PORTLAND — Casco Bay Lines announced Thursday that it expects vehicle ferry service to Peaks Island to be suspended at some point on Sunday, Aug. 28, because of Hurricane Irene. Sunday's Bailey Island Cruise and Bailey Island Noontime Cruise have been canceled, the ferry service...

  • Brunswick PD aids in prostitution sting

    BRUNSWICK — The Police Department aided in a recent Cumberland County Sheriff's Office bust of accused prostitutes and their customers. The sheriff's office announced Aug. 18 that 11 people were arrested in a sting that involved law enforcement agencies from Yarmouth, Brunswick and B...

  • It's elementary: Enrollment at new Brunswick school exceeds expectations

    BRUNSWICK — With the first day of school less than a week away, Brunswick teachers, staff, and administrators are making final preparations for the 2011-2012 academic year. Much of the excitement surrounds the opening of Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School on McKeen Street, where...

  • Scarborough neighbors 'have a lot of concerns' as Pine Point motel again seeks conversion to condos

    SCARBOROUGH — The owners of a 22-unit seasonal motel on Pine Point are making initial moves toward converting the building into 12 luxury townhouse condominiums, a move that could reignite a six-year neighborhood feud. Nicholas Truman, who co-owns the Lighthouse Inn at Pine Point wit...

  • ESL teacher ready to thrive at Scarborough's Wentworth School

    SCARBOROUGH — It's been a whirlwind few days for Katherine Schier-Webster, full of training, meetings and classroom preparation for the English as Second Language teacher at Wentworth Intermediate School. But her classroom at the end of Wentworth's west wing is nearly ready for kids....