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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. ...

  • Speakers decry additional $500K in Scarborough budget cuts

    SCARBOROUGH — Additional cuts to programs and services will have to be made if reductions of more than $500,000 proposed by the Town Council Finance Committee are approved by the full council next week. The majority of the speakers at Wednesday evening's budget hearing asked the coun...

  • Divided Cape Elizabeth council OKs budget, tax hike

    School spending plan goes to voters May 10 CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council on Monday adopted a $31.4 million

  • Easter parade of umbrellas

    Parents and little children huddle under umbrellas as colorful as Easter eggs on Saturday, April 23, at the Falmouth Congregational Church, where the annual Easter Egg Hunt took place both inside and outside the church because of the rainy weather.

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board hopes to pick school chief semifinalists

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will again evaluate applicants after reopening the search for a superintendent of schools last month. Chairwoman Mary Townsend said the search closed Monday, April 25, and while she wouldn't say how many people applied, she said there were more appli...

  • Announcement expected on development of Thompson's Point in Portland

    PORTLAND — A press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at City Hall to announce redevelopment of one of the city's most visible pieces of waterfront real estate. Lewiston-based Parallax Partners, a real estate development company, is expected to announce the project that wil...

  • West Harpswell School could become housing for elderly

    HARPSWELL — The committee charged with finding a new use for the West Harpswell School held a public forum Wednesday night to gather ideas about how to redevelop the property. Some ideas considered by the West Harpswell School Reuse Task Force and brought up by the community include ...

  • Bath police seek leads in recent burglaries

    BATH — Police are investigating a series of daytime burglaries throughout the city. The string of incidents began March 22, the Police Department reported last week. While some of the burglaries were concentrated in the south end of the city, others took place in a wider area.

  • South Portland Freedom Tree at center of political storm

    Republicans rap Dill video, she says GOP exploits veterans SOUTH PORTLAND — On Tuesday afternoon, patrons of the South Portland Public Library passed it by without paying too much attention. Children ignored it, playing only yards away on the Frank I. Brown Elementary School...