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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. ...

  • Cabela's to host moose-hunt lottery

    SCARBOROUGH — Cabela's on Haigis Parkway will host the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife 2011 Moose Lottery on Saturday, June 18. The department will draw more than 3,000 moose-hunting permits for the upcoming season. Cabela's will hold seminars and youth activ...

  • Commencement 2011: Scarborough High School

    Like red birds released from a cage, mortar boards fly into the air above the Cumberland County Civic Center stage in Portland as the Scarborough High School Class of 2011 graduates on Sunday, June 12.

  • Scarborough approves parking, property deals with Higgins Beach Inn

    SCARBOROUGH — Though questions were raised about whether residents were getting a fair shake, councilors on Friday approved a handful of parking and lease deals between the town and the Higgins Beach Inn. The first deal outlined a plan for the inn to lease a small cottage at 41 Ocean...

  • Cape Elizabeth panel seeks bids for open space analysis

    CAPE ELIZABETH — An ad hoc committee formed last December to conduct a comprehensive review of the town's open space is soliciting proposals for an analysis of the costs and benefits of housing growth and development versus open space preservation. The

  • Final bus ride for Falmouth's Class of 2011

    Falmouth seniors arrive at Merrill Auditorium in Portland on Sunday morning for commencement and hurry to get inside because of the rain and wind outside.

  • Capturing commencement in Freeport

    Graduation preparation on Sunday included plenty of opportunities for photographic keepsakes for the Class of 2011 at Freeport High School.

  • Supporters hope farmers' market revitalizes South Portland neighborhood

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After languishing in logistic limbo for more than five years, a South Portland farmers' market is closer to reality than ever. City councilors recently approved changes to zoning and licensing rules to establish a market at Thomas Knight Park. They also struc...

  • Facilities manager, director of instructional support leaving Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Two employees who have played important roles for the town are leaving at the end of the month. Ernest MacVane, the facilities manager, will retire after 26 years and Dominic DePatsy, director of instructional support in the School Department, will take a job in...