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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. ...

  • SAD 75 rehires Dow as interim assistant superintendent

    TOPSHAM — The School Administrative District 75 Board of Directors on July 28 unanimously approved the hiring of Elaine Dow as interim assistant superintendent. The Brunswick resident, who also held the temporary job last year, will serve through June 30, 2012. Applications will be s...

  • Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' on stage in Freeport

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Shakespeare Festival is presenting "Twelfth Night" through Friday, Aug. 12, at the L.L. Bean Discovery Park Stage. Performances are fre...

  • Archaeological dig unlocks unexpected history of Freeport farm

    FREEPORT — Pettengill Farm is more than a place to hold an annual festival each fall. It is the site of several archaeological digs, the results of which are on display at the Freeport Historical Society at Harrington House on Main Street until Oct. 7 The farm is the location ...

  • Grant Street get-together

    Hundreds of people turned out on July 30 for the Parkside Neighborhood Block Party on Grant Street in Portland. The event was the result of collaboration between neighborhood agencies and volunteers.

  • After false start, Planning Board approves Yarmouth subdivision

    YARMOUTH — Amid procedural confusion last week, the Planning Board approved construction of 38 single-family homes and a 32-unit multi-family building on about 58 acres off Hillside Drive. The board voted twice to approve the McKearney Village subdivision plan in a meeting on July 27...

  • Cumberland aims for 2012 dedication of veterans monument

    CUMBERLAND — A monument to veterans from as far back as the American Revolution is now expected to be dedicated next Memorial Day, Town Manager Bill Shane said Monday. A golf tournament will be held later this month to help raise the remaining funds to complete the m...

  • Bath business bakes charity into cupcakes

    BATH — A pair of business owners are proving that besides being tasty, cupcakes can aid good causes, too. Thorne Conley and Jane Conover operate C is for Cupcake, a bakery and mobile vendor that operates out of Conley's Oak Street home. Their delectable treats go toward satisfying sw...

  • 12 graduate from pilot summer program at Field Academy

    FREEPORT — Nyrobi Tyson, a 16-year-old from Asheville, N.C., spent the last five weeks traveling New England with 11 other students in the inaugural class of the Field Academy. Tys...