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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. ...

  • Harspwell stages annual festival, shindig, lobster boat races

    HARPSWELL — Mitchell Field will be transformed from a quiet, former fuel farm this weekend to an outright carnival. The eighth annual Harpswell Festival, Shindig and Lobster Boat Races begin Saturday at 11 a.m. and continue through Sunday. Saturday's lineup includes musical ac...

  • Falmouth officials weigh options for dealing with critic

    FALMOUTH — Town officials are responding publicly to Shady Lane resident Michael Doyle's accusations of nepotism, corruption and mismanagement in town government. "His engagement has gone far beyond asking for public records," Town Manager Nathan Poore said Tuesday, "and in some case... 3

  • Armed robbery suspect arrested after standoff with South Portland police

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After a brief standoff Monday, police arrested a man suspected of armed robbery in South Portland. Joshua Nisbet, 34, of Scarborough, turned himself over to police around 7:30 p.m. on July 18 at a friend's home on Highland Avenue. Nisbet is accused of robbing a Mobil...

  • Police chasing leads on South Portland shooting

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police are investigating a shooting believed to have occurred near Broadway in South Portland. Officers began receiving reports of gunshots around Broadway and Church Street just before 3 a.m. Saturday, July 16, according to the Police Department. Callers said someon...

  • River Point pedestrian bridge reopens in West Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A bridge used to access the River Point Conservation area and trail system from the West Falmouth Crossing shopping center was reopened Tuesday after volunteers and town staff constructed a guardrail. The bridge across the Pan Am Railroad fell into disrepair and was closed...

  • Candidates sought for Casco Bay Lines board

    PORTLAND — Nomination papers are available for three seats on the Casco Bay Island Transit District Board of Directors. The seats, carrying three-year terms, represent Peaks Island, Great Diamond Island and Little Diamond Island.  CBITD is governed by 12 directors. Ten ar...

  • Brunswick board puts brakes on plan for new police station

    BRUNSWICK — Four dilapidated, vacant buildings at the corner of Pleasant and Stanwood streets will not be torn down any time soon. On Tuesday, the Village Review Board denied the Brunswick Development Corp.'s request to demolish the properties. The BDC, a quasi-municipal agenc...

  • Train officials weigh 3 Brunswick sites for maintenance facility

    BRUNSWICK — Passenger rail officials last week said they are considering three sites for a proposed train layover facility. The Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority first proposed building the depot, which would be used to service Amtrak's Downeaster, between Church Road and...