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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 seeks bids for former school properties

    FALMOUTH — Private-sector bids are being sought for the former Plummer-Motz and Lunt school buildings and land on Lunt Road. At its Monday night meeting, the Town Council approved a 13-page

  • Yarmouth voters may face 2 bond referendums in 2012

    YARMOUTH — Residents may be voting on two significant spending projects next year: a $4.8 million public works building and a $2.4 million artificial turf athletic field. The Town Council on Aug. 18 voted to appropriate $100,000 from surplus to move forward with site work needed to d...

  • Yarmouth council resolve supports pathway extention

    YARMOUTH — With the 18th anniversary of Beth Condon's death approaching, the Town Council passed a resolution that supports financing design work necessary to construct the final phase of a memorial pathway. The non-binding resolution, accepted 5-2 on Aug. 18, favors construction of ...

  • Falmouth government critic claims assault by School Board member

    FALMOUTH — An altercation over public seating during a School Board meeting last week resulted in a citizen accusing the board's vice chairman of assault. Michael Doyle, a frequent, outspoken 4

  • North Yarmouth honors Chadbourne for service to community

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Jeanne Chadbourne doesn't spend several hours each week mowing the lawn at Skyline Farm because she feels it's something that must or be done or because she's trying to be a great citizen. The 73-year-old said she just enjoys mowing lawns. After all, she hasn't had a...

  • Back to school: SAD 51 focuses on college, career preparation

    CUMBERLAND — As School Administrative District 75 approaches the 2011-2012 year, one key change is in the administrative lineup at Greely High School. Daniel McKeone, formerly the school's interim assistant principal and then interim principal, took over the principal job July 1. He ...

  • Cumberland council OKs lease for closed school, plans meeting on quiet railroad zones

    CUMBERLAND — The Drowne Road School may get a new lease on life, thanks to a lease the Town Council approved Monday for development of the now-closed building. The council also set a joint meeting with Falmouth councilors for Monday, Sept. 19, to discuss railroad quiet zones. ...

  • Getting ready to race

    Shaeleen Charest, of Auburn, scrubs down her friend's 22-foot Bristol sailboat at Handy Boat in Falmouth prior to the annual MS Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 20. The regatta, lobster boat races and a tugboat parade and race, plus onshore activities, were part of the MS Harborfest weekend, a fundraiser f...