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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. ...

  • 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.

  • After church fire, no space for punk music in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — The Unitarian Universalist Church on Pleasant Street was a center of community for many people, but it also hosted a vibrant, literally underground music scene. For the past few years, the church basement was an outpost of the Portland-area punk music scene, as well as fo...

  • Cape Elizabeth council holds off on Fort Williams bus, trolley fees, OKs funds for land acquisition

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Town councilors Monday night approved a $350,000 contribution to help the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust acquire nearly 64 acres of open space next to Robinson Woods. Councilors also postponed until fall further discussion about fees for tour buses and trolleys that use F...

  • Brunswick Planning Board takes up Longfellow School rezoning

    BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board is seeking legal advice on the proposed rezoning of the Longfellow School before proceeding with the process. Bowdoin College and town officials say the rezoning is necessary to proceed with the proposed swap of the Longfellow School for the college-own...

  • Historic 'Coal Pocket' property for sale in downtown Bath

    BATH — The historic, vacant Commercial Street property known as the "Coal Pocket" is for sale for nearly $1.5 million. The 4.6-acre waterfront parcel has about 1,000 feet of Kennebec River access, according to the CB Richard Ellis real estate listing. The 133 Commercial St. property ...

  • Report: Work still needed to restore Kennebec Estuary health

    BATH — A new report on the health of the Kennebec Estuary concludes that while improvement efforts have been somewhat successful, the work has failed to reverse centuries of environmental abuse. The 100-plus page report – "The Kennebec Estuary: Restoration Challenges and Oppo...

  • Final funds push begins for South Portland oil terminal murals

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Since late 2009, millions have driven, boated or flown by the Sprague Energy oil terminal in South Portland. And all those passersby have had an eyeful of the geometric designs painted on the sides and tops of three giant fuel tanks. Now the

  • Thieves hit Harpswell Community TV where it hurts: Bottle shed

    HARPSWELL — Over the past month, thieves have been stealing returnables from the Harpswell Community Television bottle shed. The shed, at the gate to the transfer station on Mountain Road, gives residents a convenient way to contribute to the TV station. In past years, the donations ...