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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. ...

  • Brunswick residents sue to block train depot

    PORTLAND — Fourteen Brunswick residents are suing the town over a zoning variance granted for construction of a nearly 40,000-square-foot train maintenance facility in their neighborhood. The lawsuit, which has been in the works for several weeks, was filed last week in Cumberland Co...

  • More work, employees slated for Scarborough mail hub

    SCARBOROUGH — The U.S. Postal Service distribution center here may soon have a heavier workload and more employees. A proposal to end mail processing operations in Portsmouth, N.H., would move that center's non-delivery work to the Southern Maine Processing and Distribution Center at...

  • Cape Elizabeth land management plan nears completion

    CAPE ELIZABETH — More than 900 acres of open space and public trails have been identified, mapped and organized and a management plan will be presented to the Town Council by the end of June. The Open Space and Greenbelt Management Plan Committee has nearly finished its inventory and...

  • Suspect in death of Cape Elizabeth man makes 1st court appearance

    FARMINGTON — The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Cape Elizabeth man reportedly tossed a loaded handgun from hand to hand while dancing to music on the radio. The gun went off and the shot hit Andrew Holland, 23, in the abdomen. He died at Franklin Memorial Hospital. Ryan J. Ouimet...

  • Supporters flesh out plan for new Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — A vision for a new Wentworth Intermediate School is beginning to take shape. School Board members on June 2 unanimously approved recommendations for a new school, a proposal supporters hope will end up on the November ballot. Wentworth Building Committee Chairman...

  • Commencement 2011: Yarmouth High School

    Yarmouth High School Class Marshals Jeanna Lowery and Sam Torres prepare to lead the Class of 2011 into last Sunday's commencement at the high school.

  • Farewell to Falmouth schools

    Jasmine Lucas, 6, helps finish a mural on an outside wall of the Plummer School last Friday evening during the Falmouth Elementary PTO's Farewell Festival for the Plummer-Motz and Lunt schools.

  • Passion for service

    Falmouth Police Officer Kurt Fegan stands next to the Marine Corps flag and a list of all the Falmouth police officers who have served in that branch of the military. Fegan recently left for a tour of Afghanistan with the Marine Corps Reserve. The Police Department has installed the wall of honor...