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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. ...

  • Question 1 in Falmouth divides community

    FALMOUTH — Question 1 on the June 14 ballot is nothing if not controversial. But if there's one thing the opposing sides in the debate over a proposed town center can agree on, it's that there is a lot of misinformation floating around town. During more than an hour of testimo... 3

  • Urge to serve sets up 6-way council race in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Six candidates are competing for three seats on the Town Council in the June 14 election. Incumbent Councilor Bill Schaffer, who has served one, three-year term, hopes to retain his seat against former Councilor Mark Hough, former candidate Randy Bates, and three political...

  • School Board considers teacher-led model for Reiche School

    PORTLAND — Reiche Elementary School is moving closer to becoming a teacher-led school. The School Board on Tuesday night was scheduled to discuss the proposal for a group of teachers to act in place of a traditional school principal. "I believe the Reiche staff has the maturit...

  • Yarmouth School Committee incumbent faces 2 challengers

    YARMOUTH — Three candidates are running to fill two seats on the School Committee this year. Incumbent Judiann Smith is seeking a second three-year term and is challenged by newcomers J. Philip Jones and Margaret Groban. Election Day is June 14 and voting will take place at th...

  • Honoring those who served

    Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Men's Auxiliary carry the colors down Congress Street during Portland's annual Memorial Day parade on Monday.

  • Yarmouth Water District race attracts 4 candidates

    YARMOUTH — Four candidates are competing for two seats on the Water District Board of Trustees in the June 14 election. Incumbent Irving Felker Jr. will face challengers Andrew O'Brien, Bill Stees and Susan B. Krauss for the seats on the five-member board. Board member Charles Sawyer...

  • Freeport, Pownal, Durham residents weigh $2.9M bond for athletic facilities

    FREEPORT — A fundraising campaign is underway as voters prepare to decide whether to borrow $2.9 million for construction of an athletic complex at Freeport High School. The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors voted in March to put the bond in a June 14 referendum, and held a p...

  • June 4 walk in Portland to raise money for Haiti

    PORTLAND — A locally based relief organization will host a walk around the Back Cove Trail on Saturday, June 4, to raise money for Haiti. Registration for the 10 a.m. event will take place at 9 a.m. in Payson Park. The registration fee is $10, and the proceeds will benefit the...