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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. ...

  • Craig a finalist to be Cincinatti police chief

    PORTLAND — Police Chief James Craig is one of four finalists to become the top cop in Cincinnati, Ohio. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper, the finalists were announced on Monday night by Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. The paper said the finalists were ...

  • Students show support for Muslims in Portland

    PORTLAND — As noontime prayers at the Maine Muslim Community Center ended last Friday, releasing a wave of worshipers onto Anderson Street, a small group of students was just arriving with a gift for the center. Before heading inside, the group was taken on a brief tour of the exteri...

  • Portland shelter remembers those easily forgotten

    PORTLAND — Every year, there are news reports about the deaths of homeless people, whether from natural causes or the result of accidents or crimes. Such was the case on May 17, when it was reported that 51-year-old David Westfall, of Portland, was struck and killed by a car shortly ...

  • Cultivating the future: Portland schools teach science, grow lunch

    PORTLAND — If learning is about growing, then several of the city's elementary schools are planting their way to success. On Saturday, neighbors, parents, teachers and students came together to build vegetable garden beds at Reiche School, and last week Longfellow Elementary School d...

  • School year extended next year in Portland

    PORTLAND — The school year will be a little longer next year. The teachers' union has agreed to extend the amount of time teachers spend in the classroom with students by five full days, four of which are added to the schedule. One that was converted from a professional development d...

  • Memorial Day events planned in several area towns

    FREEPORT — Memorial Day events will include parades, music and guest speakers in Freeport, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cumberland and Chebeague Island on Monday, May 30. Freeport's parade will begin at the high school, 30 Holbrook St., at 9:30 a.m. and will travel north on Main Street to Sch...

  • Parents, community not giving up on Portland Catholic school

    PORTLAND — The Roman Catholic Diocese said last month that it would close the Cathedral School. But a group of parents, students and community members are not giving up on the 147-year-old school at 14 Locust St. On Sunday, a few dozen people held the first of several planned ...

  • Developers to buy Bayside land for $2.3M from Portland

    PORTLAND — A Miami-based development company hopes to buy more than three acres of city land in the Bayside Neighborhood. Federated Cos., which also owns the