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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. ...

  • After math: Falmouth finance director retires after 25 years

    FALMOUTH — When John McNaughton started working in Falmouth, the town was mostly rural farmland, Route 1 was primarily for car dealerships and only 7,600 people lived in the town. Now 25 years later, as he turns 60 and retires from his position as the town's finance director, much of...

  • Traffic, safety concerns slow Yarmouth housing proposal

    YARMOUTH — At what was expected to be a final review last week, the Planning Board tabled a vote on the McKearney Village subdivision off Hillside Street. Members decided instead to conduct a site walk and further discuss public concerns about safety and traffic issues. Projec...

  • Falmouth trash, recycling changes take effect

    FALMOUTH — Residents will see changes to their curbside trash and recycling pick-ups beginning Wednesday, July 6. Two "silver bullet" recycle bins will also be moved from their current locations to the transfer station. Trash and recycling will now be picked up at the curb eve...

  • Cumberland teen juggles his way to world stage

    CUMBERLAND — Balls and clubs, flaming torches and knives: none are a match for the juggling skills of Will Silvers. The 14-year-old, who will be a freshman this fall at Greely High School, will match talents with other people his age next month in the

  • Portland's July 4 celebration adds bicycle valet service

    PORTLAND — Food, fireworks, a funny man and the symphony are all on tap for this year's Independence Day celebration on the Eastern Promenade. The Stars and Stripes Spectacular will officially begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 4, with a performance by comedian Bob Marley. The Po...

  • Uncertainty precedes delayed Old Port foreclosure auction in Portland

    PORTLAND — Mariagrazia Zanardi moved from Italy to the U.S. last year to establish a gelato shop in the Old Port.  On Monday evening, guests waited patiently in line at Gorgeous Gelato to get a taste of the frozen Italian treat. But the future is uncertain for Zanardi and...

  • Changes ahead as Portland schools work on comprehensive plan

    PORTLAND — Before the School Department's comprehensive plan draft has even been written, changes that would align with the new plan are already being reviewed. The School Board on Tuesday night is expected to vote on a resolution that would provide transparency in the board's action...

  • UPDATE: Craig says Cincy 'is like home;' asst. police chief gets interim appointment in Portland

    Portland Police Chief James C. Craig places a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat on the podium before the start of a press conference on Tuesday about his decision to take a job as top cop in the Ohio city.