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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. ...

  • Hurry up and wait in Brunswick

    Food was flying at the annual Taste of Brunswick on the Mall last weekend during the Wait Staff Challenge. Tess Hitchcock of Lions Pride, Caitlin Gatchell of Frontier Cafe and Scott Smith of Market Basket compete in one of the rounds.

  • Sagadahoc County offers drug discount card

    BATH — Sagadahoc County has launched a program to help residents with the cost of prescription drugs. The free Prescription Discount Card program offers an average savings of 24 percent off the retail price of prescription medications, according to the county Emergency Management Age...

  • Forum set on fishing at Kettle Cove

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In response to a request from local fishermen, a forum will be held on Monday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall to discuss commercial and recreational fishing and boating activity in the Kettle Cove area. A letter was sent to neighboring property owners and owners ...

  • Double the fun for Scarborough

    The Scarborough boys' lacrosse team turns into a celebratory mass after the Red Storm repeated as Class A champions with a 6-4 win over Lewiston last Saturday.

  • Seeing the light in South Portland

    Bill Libby of Portland and his son Rowan, 2, walk back along the jetty after visiting the Spring Point Lighthouse in South Portland on Father's Day, when the light was open for the first tours of the season. Rowan was a little too small to climb up the ladder to the inside of the light, but got to w...

  • Conservation panel to inspect trails

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Conservation Commission will conduct a trail inspection on Sunday, June 26. The group will meet at 4:30 p.m. at the parking lot across from the Spurwink Church and will walk the trails approaching Pollack Creek and the Highlands Trail.

  • Mainers help FBI capture 'Whitey' Bulger

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the FBI needed help crafting a public service announcement aimed at the capture of fugitive Boston mobster James J. "Whitey" Bulger, they turned to two southern Maine media pros. Just three days after launching the effort, Bulger and his longtime companion, Cath...

  • Scarborough 'smart' meter opponents to hold workshops around Maine

    SCARBOROUGH — A state ruling allowing Central Maine Power Co. to continue with installation of "smart" electric meters hasn't meant a slowdown for local opponents of the wireless technology. Elisa Boxer-Cook, one of the residents who fought Maine's largest power company for the optio... 4