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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. ...

  • Renovation of historic Portland building remains a work in progress

    PORTLAND — Since 1920, the Schwartz Building on Congress Square has occupied one of the city's most visible commercial locations. Thousands of vehicles and hundreds of pedestrians pass through the intersection of Congress and High streets every day. A major renovation of 600-6...

  • Unsung Hero: Clarence Smith, a final friend

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Clarence Smith is the kind of guy you might pass on the street with nary a thought. Unremarkable looks. Small frame. Just a guy, going through life. But spend a few minutes learning how this humble 78-year-old spends his “retirement” years and you'll be b... 1

  • UPDATE: Cape Elizabeth GOP picks candidate in House District 121

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A Republican candidate has been selected to run in the Maine House District 121 special election scheduled for Aug. 16. Nancy E. Thompson, of Pine Ridge Road, was selected in a caucus of the Cape Elizabeth Republican Committee on June 17. "We are thrilled to...

  • Spring Point Light begins open houses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse will be open to the public on June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and each Saturday through Labor Day. The lighthouse will also open Sundays, starting July 3. Spring Point Ledge is home to America's only known publicly accessible caiss...

  • Thumbs up for Cape Elizabeth grads

    Graduating seniors wait in a hall before marching into the gym at Cape Elizabeth High School on Sunday, June 12, for commencement. The ceremony had been scheduled for Fort Williams Park, but weather forced things indoors.

  • Commencement 2011: Morse High School

    A very happy Jonathan James Lugay receives his Morse High School diploma from Primcipal Peter Kahl, left, and RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth.

  • Looking forward at Brunswick commencement

    Emily Gauthier watches Brunswick High School commencement proceedings with classmates on Friday night, June 10, at the Sidney Watson Arena on the Bowdoin College Campus.

  • Commencement 2011: Mt. Ararat High School

    Micaela Tepler, front left, holds her hand to heart during the National Anthem at Mt. Ararat High School commencement on June 12 in Topsham.