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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. ...

  • Greater Bath school budget heads to voters

    BATH — The public will soon have the opportunity to weigh in on the $25.6 million Regional School Unit 1 budget. The fiscal 2012 spending plan goes to the first of two public votes at a district budget meeting next week. The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 31, at Bath Middle...

  • SAD 75 voters grant first passage to FY 12 budget

    TOPSHAM — In less than an hour, and with little public comment, School Administrative District 75 voters approved next year's $34.2 million budget on May 19. The audience approved separate budget warrant articles by a show of hands in the Town Meeting-style gathering, held at the Ori...

  • Mid-Coast communities plan Memorial Day events

    BATH — Mid-Coast communities are paying homage to the soldiers who gave their lives for this country in a variety of Memorial Day activities on Monday, May 30. Members of American Legion Post 21 in Bath will assemble at their 200 Congress Ave. headquarters from 6-7 a.m. and then proc...

  • Frustrated neighbors take train complaints to rail authority board

    BRUNSWICK — Anna Nelson thought she knew what she was getting into when she bought a home on Bouchard Drive, right next to the train tracks. "I had seen the trains and heard the trains and it wasn't anything I couldn't live with," she said. What she wasn't expecting was a near... 3

  • State education department reviews special ed complaint against SAD 75

    TOPSHAM — The Maine Department of Education is investigating whether systemic violations of special education regulations exist in School Administrative District 75.  DOE spokesman David Connerty-Marin said last week that his department often receives complaints referring to the...

  • Navy hotel faces uncertain future

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority has postponed its search for an operator of the 248-room Navy Gateway Inn & Suites, despite seeking proposals and offering a tour of the facility to interested parties. During an April 19 tour of the hotel, which closed Ap...

  • Bay House extension sent to Portland City Council with conditions

    PORTLAND — Approvals for a $30 million mixed-use development on Newbury Street won a unanimous 15-month extension Tuesday from the Planning Board. But the Massachusetts-based developer must address neighborhood concerns about the lack of maintenance of the former Village Cafe site, a...

  • 4 candidates vie for 2 Falmouth Town Council seats

    FALMOUTH — Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Town Council in the June 14 election. Incumbent Teresa Pierce, who has served one three-year term on the council, is up against three first-time candidates: Jonathan Berry, Patricia Kirby and Chris Orestis. The polls wi...