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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. ...

  • Jewish museum to dedicate garden

    PORTLAND — The Maine Jewish Museum at the Etz Chaim Synagogue on Sunday will dedicate its new garden and courtyard at 267 Congress St. The June 26 ceremony, which starts at 3 p.m., is expected to include remarks from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and Mayor Nicholas Mavodones.

  • 'Patriot Flag' to fly in Portland

    PORTLAND — The so-called Patriot Flag will be displayed for four hours on Thursday in the Preble Street Extension parking lot. The flag that honors the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be raised at 2 p.m. by the city's police and fire departments. It will be on display unti...

  • Mound mob

    The Cheverus High School baseball team tackles senior pitcher Joey Royer and falls into a celebratory pile after winning the Class A state championship over Lewiston 9-1 on Saturday in Augusta. Story in Sports, Page 15.

  • Pride on Parade in Portland

    Courtney Torrent-Ellis of Bowdoinham waits for the annual Pride Parade to begin at Monument Square on June 18 with other members of the Gay Lesbian & Strait Education Network.

  • Acting principal gets top job at Greely High School in Cumberland

    CUMBERLAND — As of July 1, Greely High School's interim principal will be interim no more. The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors voted 7-1 Monday to hire Daniel McKeone as principal, Superintendent Robert Hasson said. McKeone, 45, started at Greely High in 1... 1

  • New farmers' market in Yarmouth offers fresh, organic goods

    YARMOUTH — A new farmers' market offering a variety of organic and sustainable products launched last week at Town Hall. Farmers from North Yarmouth, Brunswick, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Falmouth will offer fresh cheese, yogurt, vegetables, sweets, meats, flowers and soups at the wee...

  • North Yarmouth OKs extra money for services from Cumberland

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Town Meeting on Saturday narrowly approved adding nearly $20,000 to the fiscal 2012 budget. The vote ensures the town will continue to receive a package of services from Cumberland for another year. But some residents expressed desire to look into options with...

  • Cumberland planners to weigh Route 1 retail ban

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday sent the Planning Board the question of whether to restrict primarily retail businesses from the Office Commercial South Zone on Route 1. The board is expected to make a recommendation next month. Associated retail uses could remain in t...