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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. ...

  • Makin' whoopie at the mall

    Amy Bouchard of Isamax Snacks provides direction, center, as her assistants guide the top layer of the world's largest whoopie pie onto a mountain of creamy filling last Saturday at the Maine Mall in South Portland. Construction of the huge treat attracted hundreds of spectators and was the idea of ...

  • Film about Merrymeeting Bay premieres April 9

    TOPSHAM — Merrymeeting Bay, a historic place where six rivers meet and borders that reach into three counties, has inspired a local filmmaker to work with the Cathance River Education Alliance and other sources to create a 48-minute documentary about the body of water. "Merrymeeting ...

  • Cape Elizabeth reopens search for school superintendent

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board has reopened its search for a superintendent and will accept new applications through April 25. According to Chairwoman Mary Townsend, the board decided to extend the

  • Fairchild: HQ move from South Portland a 'paperwork thing'

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A decision by Fairchild Semiconductor to move its corporate headquarters from South Portland to San Jose, Calif., is designed to improve the company's image as a brand, an official said. Kevin London, Fairchild's executive vice president of human resources, said deci...

  • Brunswick school budget caught in 'perfect storm'

    Superintendent, School Board wrestle with deficit of $4M BRUNSWICK — Despite cutting items like new interactive white boards, summer math and literacy camp, and dropping a day from the school calendar, there is still a $4 million deficit in the fiscal 2012 school budget. Sup...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board sends $21M budget to Town Council

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board unanimously approved a proposed $21 million budget for fiscal year 2012 and will present ...

  • Brunswick finds possible use for problem property

    Old Times Record building could be a school bus garage BRUNSWICK — Since buying the former Times Record newspaper building in 2004, the town has considered turning it into a police station, a public television station, Town Council chambers, offices, and a police station (again).

  • Open house in Cumberland for host families

    CUMBERLAND — An open house will be held Sunday, April 3, on international orphan hosting programs to be offered this summer in New England. Open Hearts and Homes for Children is looking for families interested in opening their homes for three to four weeks to an orphan 7-12 years old...