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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. ...

  • Divided Cape Elizabeth council ensures land trust funding, proposes Shore Road Pathway compromise

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council is offering the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust a modified proposal for placing a portion of the planned Shore Road Pathway on property managed by the trust. At a meeting on Monday, July 11, the council also rejected an attempt to reconsider a pledge of $3...

  • Economic groups update vision for Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A three-year working document outlining a long-term plan for economic development will soon return to town councilors with new details. The plan will ensure that "Scarborough will be a community known as a great place to live, work, do business, play and vacation," acco...

  • Scarborough council takes first look at $38M school proposal

    SCARBOROUGH — The estimated price tag for a geothermal heating and cooling system at a proposed new Wentworth Elementary School has dropped by about $200,000. Paul Koziel, chairman of the Wentworth Committee, which has been advocating for replacement of the existing building, said th...

  • Cumberland man makes furniture making an art

    CUMBERLAND — A chair or table crafted by Gregg Lipton isn't just a functional piece of furniture; it could also be considered something of a work of art. Lipton uses wood, veneer, glass and metal to make custom contemporary furnishings. The product line that he designs and handcrafts...

  • Archaeology camp at Freeport farm

    FREEPORT — As part of its "Diggin' History" summer program, the Freeport Historical Society will host an archaeological field school from July 25-29 at Pettengill Farm. The fieldwork is open to adults age 18 and older. Participants will work with professional historical archaeologis...

  • Freeport Family Literacy program gets $25K grant

    FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Family Literacy Program recently received a $25,000 grant from the Barbara Bush Foundation to support ...

  • Yarmouth resident comes home to release CD

    YARMOUTH — Whether she is singing, acting, performing or writing songs, 24-year old Laura Darrell loves entertaining. Her new EP, "Mad Mad Me," is a compilation of songs that include f...

  • Bath city planner to retire in September

    BATH — Jim Upham, the city's planning director for 15 years, announced Monday that he will retire Sept. 30. Among other things during Upham's tenure, Front Street was named one of the American Planning Association's 10 "Great Streets of 2009." The association lauded the "long-standin...