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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. ...

  • Cape Elizabeth produce pantry honors 1, feeds many

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Although it is known as one of the wealthiest communities in the state, not every Cape Elizabeth resident is immune to financial troubles. When in need of rent, fuel or food assistance, residents can apply for help at the town. When in need of fresh produce, resident...

  • Polishing the pantry

    Levy Furere, a junior at Deering High School in Portland, helped clean and organize the shelves at the Falmouth Food Pantry last Friday as part of the second annual Day of Service organized by the University of Southern Maine. Students from USM and Deering volunteered at various agencies and locales...

  • Stormy Sunday

    Sunday's wind and rain storm left fallen trees and power lines in its wake. This tree fell on lines along Route 125 in Freeport, forcing traffic to be diverted.

  • Correction

    Last week's story about Main Street zoning changes in Cumberland should have said 32 percent of residents returned a Comprehensive Plan survey.

  • Tuttle Road blaze

    Firefighters from Pownal, Freeport, Yarmouth and North Yarmouth responded to a fire at 87 Tuttle Road in Pownal on Sunday. An unattached garage was destroyed by the fire and one man was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland with burns on his hand.

  • New subdivision proposed for Green Acres neighborhood in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A seven-lot residential subdivision has been proposed for the six-acre lot at 20 Elmwood Ave., near the Green Acres neighborhood. The property, owned by the Maine Department of Transportation, drew attention from neighbors late last year when a commercial eye-care cente...

  • Landscape of South Portland's Willard Square faces changes

    Neighbors concerned about planned Pillsbury Street development SOUTH PORTLAND — Two former employees of Rosemont Market & Bakery in Yarmouth want to build a new store in Willard Square. Ian Hayward and Glenn Perry were scheduled to meet with the Willard Square Neighborho... 1

  • Competitors: No room in Brunswick for public hotel at Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — The Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority is seeking a hotel operator for a 248-room hotel at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The 7-year-old hotel, previously reserved only for Navy personnel and guests, is planned to open to the public by summer. It will increase the nu...