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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 School Board continues budget talks, superintendent search

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board continued March 8 to work through the 2012 fiscal budget and received an update on the superintendent search process. Board Chairwoman Mary Townsend said 15 candidates from nine states have applied to fill the superintendent position, currently ...

  • Section of Wentworth School could be spared for community programs

    SCARBOROUGH — Make space for Community Services or don't make space and lose some services? That is the question town councilors and the members of the Wentworth Building Committee are wrestling with as plans for the new 800-student intermediate school begin to take shape. And...

  • Legal wrangling clouds South Portland condo project

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A local builder is making another attempt to develop a forested wetland area near Wilkinson's Woods. Steve Berg, a trustee of the Scarborough-based JDR Trust, would like to build 40 single family homes on nearly 18 acres of land located behind the Kingswood Park Cond...

  • Bath condo complex, Hyde School at odds over flooding

    BATH — Three units and at least two vehicles were damaged by water this week at Pine Hill Condominiums, the latest victims of chronic flooding problems at the complex. Edie Lewis of Dirigo Management, who manages Pine Hill Condominiums, said on Tuesday that a snow bank, located by th...

  • Look out below

    Tyler Carl, of South China, an employee of G&E Roofing, pushes snow from the roof of Jordan Acres Elementary School in Brunswick on Friday morning. A portion of the main support beam over a classroom at the school buckled on Thursday night due to the weight of snow and ice. No one was hurt an...

  • Morse takes on sexuality, abuse of power in one-act play

    BATH — Morse High School's entry in the Regional One-Act Play competition next weekend could raise some eyebrows, according to the play's director. "This is absolutely the most controversial play we've ever produced," said Kevin O'Leary, Morse's One-Act director. The play, "In...

  • New Scarborough Beach parking lot decision delayed again

    SCARBOROUGH — A meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals that would have ruled on a special exception appeal for construction of a 500-car parking lot near Scarborough Beach was delayed this week. Town staff decided changes to the proposal by Black Point Resources Management warranted ...

  • Congestion likely as construction projects take over Route 1

    SCARBOROUGH — Two major road construction projects will disrupt traffic along Route 1 this summer, a result of town and state plans to improve a congested intersection and a busy stretch of the road. Construction began this week to add turn lanes at the Haigis Parkway and Route 1 int...