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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. ...

  • Freeport man critically injured in ATV accident

    Gregory Thompson, 48, of Wardtown Road in Freeport, is moved to a LifeFlight helicopter after he was critically injured while riding an all-terrain vehicle in his driveway on Monday evening. Warden Rick Stone said Thompson’s wife told officers she looked out a window and saw her husband fly...

  • Maine filmmaker, disabled vet tell story of returning home after war

    PORTLAND — While Army Sgt. Matthew Pennington was serving his third tour of duty in Iraq in 2006, he never imagined he would return home to star in a film about a war veteran struggling to adjust to community life. But that's exactly what happened. Although, for Pennington, th...

  • Portland-South Portland emergency dispatch merger enters final phase

    PORTLAND — Emergency dispatchers in Portland and South Portland are entering the final phase of a consolidation program that began nearly a decade ago. In the next few months, a dozen South Portland dispatchers will begin working at Portland's dispatch center at 109 Middle St. South ...

  • St. Paddy's Day preview

    Students from the Stillson School of Irish Dance display their talent on Commercial Street last Sunday morning during Portland's annual parade to mark St. Patrick's Day, which is on Thursday, March 17.

  • UPDATE: Republican, 2 Democrats eye Maine Senate seat to be vacated by South Portland's Bliss

    SOUTH PORTLAND — At least two Democrats and one Republican said they are considering running to replace state Sen. Lawrence Bliss, D-South Portland, who announced his resignation Tuesday. State Rep. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, and attorney Paul Aranson, a Scarborough Democrat, on...

  • Over in a flash (mob): 'Formal Freeze' at the Maine Mall in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — If you were shopping at the Maine Mall on Saturday and happened to be walking through the center court near The Gap, Starbucks, and The Sports Authority at 3 p.m., you would have seen about 30 people, mostly teenagers, wearing fancy dresses and suits, standing completely mo...

  • Portland women travel to Ireland for international rugby games

    PORTLAND — Members of the Portland Women’s Rugby Football Club started spring season practices early this year in order to prepare for their first international games. In the Portland High School ...

  • UPDATE: Hawkes, Meisenbach, Ogrodnik elected in Harpswell; write-in seeks recount of SAD 75 vote

    HARPSWELL — Voters at last Saturday's annual Town Meeting elected Alison Hawkes to the Board of Selectmen, and Jane Meisenbach and Kay Ogrodnik to the board of School Administrative District 75. But School Board write-in candidate Sheryl Johnson requested a recount, which will take...