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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. ...

  • Keepers bee-moan South Portland ordinance

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Some apiarists – "beekeepers," to laymen – are buzzing about a 3-year-old city ordinance they say is unnecessary and discourages people from raising bees. The ordinance, enacted in 2008 after one keeper's thirsty bees began bugging children at a pool, out...

  • Renewable energy ideas touted for Brunswick Landing

    BRUNSWICK — When the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority hired consultants to imagine the future of renewable energy at Brunswick Landing, it encouraged them to think big. But it didn't expect the consultants to think food. A National Renewable Energy Lab study paints a ...

  • Harpswell admiral promotes cause of wounded warriors

    BATH — As a four-star admiral, Gregory Johnson has a resume with impressive depth and many tales to tell from a much-accomplished career. But one thing he particularly likes to discuss is the plight of the wounded warrior. When he serves with his wife, Joy, as grand marshal of...

  • Bath keel laying marks 1st step in replica of historic ship

    BATH — The laying of a keel during Heritage Days this weekend may make some people want to party like it's 1607. It's been about 400 years since the pinnace Virginia, built at the Popham colony in 1607-1608, sailed out of history and into mystery. But the first European ship ever bui...

  • 'Clever engineering' needed for Thompson's Point traffic in Portland

    PORTLAND — Developers and city officials are predicting the prospective redevelopment of Thompson's Point will attract thousands of people to the area for events. The $100 million mixed-used development is expected to hold 3,500 people for a Maine Red Claws professional basketball ga...

  • Problems mount for Falmouth Rod & Gun Club

    FALMOUTH — After voluntarily closing its doors in March because of safety problems, the Falmouth Rod & Gun Club remains closed and now faces environmental sanctions. "The neighbors have all commented about how nice and quiet it is," said Todd Kelly, whose property borders the spo...

  • Jetport adds flights to Toronto, Atlanta

    PORTLAND — Three airlines this summer will offer more frequent flights from the Portland Jetport. Delta, Air Tran and Air Canada are offering additional flights to to Atlanta and Toronto. Delta is expected to add a third round trip to Atlanta, with a departure time of 1:25 p.m...

  • Construction begins on Freeport Community Services expansion

    FREEPORT — Construction at the historic Mallett House at 57 Depot St. is underway to turn the building into office, meeting and storage space for the Freeport Community Center. The house was built approximately 120 years ago by Edwin Mallett as worker housing and is one of a few hous...