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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. ...

  • Riverton library branch to reopen in Portland

    PORTLAND — The Riverton branch of the Portland Public Library will reopen Wednesday after a three-week closure for renovations. The Friends of the Portland Public Library will sponsor an open house Thursday, Aug. 25, from 5-8 p.m. to show off the updated space, which includes rearran...

  • Unsung Hero: Kaleigh Colson, Portland student with a cause

    PORTLAND — Kaleigh Colson, a rising senior at Portland High School, has achieved national recognition for her leadership in improving the school climate for all students, whatever their sexual orientation or gender identity. Colson’s interest in the cause began when she was a f...

  • Navy seeks public input on environmental clean-up

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy is seeking public input on its proposal that no further clean-up is necessary at the pesticide shop on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station. Until the mid-1980s, the buildings on Site 17 were used for mixing, storing and disposing of pesticides and herbici...

  • Votes for Cape's Arboretum Project could result in $50K prize

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Arboretum of Fort Williams Park has been selected as a finalist in the

  • Incumbents take out nomination papers for municipal election

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Nomination papers for the Nov. 8 election have been available since Aug. 1 and three incumbents have already shown interest in serving again. There are two seats available on the Town Council and two seats available on the School Board, with a possible third availabl...

  • Scarborough council approves $39M Wentworth referendum for ballot

    SCARBOROUGH — Voters will decide in November whether to approve a $39 million bond to build a new intermediate school to replace the ailing Wentworth school building. Town Councilors on Monday approved the ballot language for the referendum. The project includes a nearly $3 mi... 1

  • Willard Square construction moratorium extended

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday voted unanimously to extend a construction moratorium in the Willard Square neighborhood by 30 days, setting it to expire on Oct. 7. The moratorium was enacted June 6 to give the city breathing room to address the residents' concerns raised ...

  • Parking at ever-growing SMCC a 'nightmare'

    Rideshare program, park-and-ride plan seek to alleviate crowded lots SOUTH PORTLAND — Parking at the ever-growing Southern Maine Community College is tricky. For the more than 7,000 students — the net total of five straight years of 10 percent enrollment increases &mda...