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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 board: Super Walmart plans fall short

    FALMOUTH — The Planning Board on Tuesday told Walmart the retailer's plans for a Super Walmart store have to be revised. The board tabled a site plan for the store at 206 Route 1, citing several conflicts with town ordinances. Under the site plan, an existing 92,000-square-foo...

  • Meeting set on Martin's Point Bridge project

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week about the planned replacement of the Martin's Point bridge, which carries Route 1 over the Presumpscot River between Falmouth and Portland. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 13, at 6 p.m...

  • Neighbors sensitive to bike trail along transmission corridor in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — As momentum builds to construct a six-mile mountain bike trail network along the Central Maine Power Co. transmission lines, neighbors are expressing concerns about the West Side Trail Alliance project. About a dozen people attended the first neighborhood meeting on June 2...

  • SAD 51, Yarmouth school districts seek collaboration

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 and the Yarmouth School Department are expected to form a joint committee to explore opportunities for collaboration and cost savings. The Cumberland-North Yarmouth School Board on June 27 unanimously approved a joint resolution to form ...

  • Portland centralizes school registration

    PORTLAND — School Department summer registration will now take place at the city's two  largest high schools, rather than at individual schools. Beginning July 11, parents registering children for the 2011-2012 school year should go to Deering High School, 370 Stevens Ave., to r...

  • Community meals expand in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Beginning Friday, July 15, Holy Martyrs Church, 266 Foreside Road, will host a free community supper , to be offered on the third Friday of every month. The meal is open to the public and will serve soup, bread, salad and dessert. The project is meant to compliment ...

  • Cumberland seeks proposals for school conversion

    CUMBERLAND — The town is looking for proposals for conversion of the Drowne Road School to senior housing. Proposals for the project – which is expected to create about $4 million to $5 million in equivalent taxable real estate – are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, July 27.

  • Hit-and-run mars Portland fireworks

    PORTLAND — Police said a New Hampshire man sustained serious injuries when he was struck by a car near the intersection of Congress and Munjoy streets after the fireworks Monday night. Lt. Gary Rogers said the 39-year-old man was transported to Maine Medical Center after he was alleg...