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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. ...

  • Pierce, Orestis elected to Falmouth Town Council; Larson, Tucker, Andrews win School Board seats

    FALMOUTH — In an election that brought more than 42 percent of registered voters to the polls, residents elected an incumbent and a political newcomer to two Town Council seats Tuesday. Current council Vice Chairwoman Teresa Pierce was re-elected to the council for a second term, wit... 1

  • 'Town center' referendum fails in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — After an emotionally charged, divisive campaign, Question 1, the so-called "town center" referendum, was defeated Tuesday by a vote of 1,938 to 1,777. More than 42 percent of registered voters turned out at the polls. Question 2, the school budget, and Question 3, the wood...

  • Walsh, Hamlin win seats on North Yarmouth Board of Selectmen

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Andrew Walsh and Darla Hamlin claimed two seats on the Board of Selectmen in Tuesday's election, narrowly edging Mark Girard. Walsh and Hamlin earned 265 and 259 votes, respectively, while Girard received 250 votes. Walsh and Hamlin will replace Selectmen Carol Burge...

  • Falmouth survey deadline extended

    FALMOUTH — The deadline for residents and business owners to respond to a Comprehensive Plan survey has been extended to June 30. Copies of the survey are available on the t...

  • Cumberland to display flag for 9/11 victims

    CUMBERLAND — The Patriot Flag, a 75-pound, 1,725-square-foot American flag touring the country in honor of those who died on Sept. 11, 2001, will be on display next week. The flag is being shown in all 50 states before arriving at Ground Zero in New York City on the 10th anniversary ...

  • 10th PeaksFest to celebrate 'nutty' side of island life in Portland

    PORTLAND — The annual PeaksFest will take place this weekend all over Peaks Island. Resident David Cohan said the original concept was for a block party on Peaks Island about decade ago. But what he discovered was that islanders were hungry for an all-island party to celebrate their ...

  • Woodfords Congregational Church rejects lease proposed by Portland schools

    Plans in doubt for West School, Riverton preschool PORTLAND — A plan to move the West School to the Woodfords Congregational Church Parish Hall at 202 Woodford St. has been scrapped. The congregation voted 76-25 against the Portland School Department's proposed 10-year lease...

  • Parents at Portland's Reiche School question new teacher-led model

    PORTLAND — Improving communication was the overarching theme of a special Parent Teacher Organization meeting at Reiche School Monday night. Ironically, two e-mails went out with different start times for the meeting. However, once discussion began, the 45 parents and teachers... 1