Sun, Jul 05, 2015 ●
BathHarpswellTopshamBrunswickCumberlandNorth YarmouthFalmouthFreeportPortlandCape ElizabethScarboroughSouth PortlandChebeague IslandYarmouth

News

Syndicate content
  • 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. ...

  • Falmouth elementary school fails to meet federal standards

    FALMOUTH — For the first time, a Falmouth school did not meet adequate yearly progress required by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. The third and fourth grades at Plummer-Motz School failed to meet the standard for the 2010-2011 school year, based on testing in the fall of 2010....

  • Route 1 corridor in Falmouth may see revamp starting next year

    FALMOUTH — Changes are coming down the road for Route 1. The Maine Department of Transportation has scheduled the highway for resurfacing in the 2012-2013 construction season. However, before that happens, the town has to decide what, if any, changes it will make to the corridor....

  • Freeport peddler spot available for lease

    FREEPORT — The PORT teen center and Freeport High School All Sports Boosters were granted a peddler cart location behind Starbucks at 49 Main St. and are inviting lease proposals. The proceeds from the lease will be shared by the two organizations. The lease is from May 1, 2011...

  • Facilities committee to address Freeport High School needs

    FREEPORT — The Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors will form a committee to address the safety, accessibility and appearance of the high school. The 16-member Freeport High School Facilities Study Advisory Committee will include three teachers, three administrators, six parents...

  • North Yarmouth budget panel favors 2.3% tax cut

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The Budget Committee last week recommended a fiscal 2012 budget of $3.4 million. Nearly $824,000 would come from taxes, a 2.27 reduction from the current year. The budget continues to be a work in progress, Administrative Assistant Marnie Diffin said last week...

  • Portland's new city clerk dives into election planning

    PORTLAND — When Katherine Jones stepped into the position of city clerk at the beginning of the year, she got to work researching ways to save the city money in the upcoming mayoral elections. On April 4, Jones was officially appointed city clerk by the City Council. She replaced Lin...

  • Catholic elementary school in Portland to close in June

    PORTLAND — The Roman Catholic Diocese announced April 15 that the 145-year-old Cathedral Catholic School will close in June, at the end of the school year. Communications Director Sue Bernard said in a press release that the closure is the result of long-term financial problems at th...

  • Portland schools cut $125K from budget proposal

    PORTLAND — The City Council will hold a public hearing Monday on the proposed $89.5 million school budget for fiscal year 2012. The City Council Finance Committee approved the budget April 14. It is $125,000 smaller than the original proposal because the School Board was able to remo...