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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. ...

  • 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...

  • Yarmouth representative hosts coffee talks

    YARMOUTH — Rep. Melissa Walsh Innes, D-Yarmouth, will host a monthly coffee talk with constituents every Friday at the Royal Bean on Route 1. The first coffee talk is scheduled for March 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Constituents are invited to talk to or ask Innes about anything regar...

  • Brunswick Landing subject of Freeport Chamber forum

    FREEPORT — The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce will hold a breakfast forum Thursday, March 17 to discuss business opportunities at Brunswick Landing. Stev...

  • Local optometrist publishes first novel

    BRUNSWICK — What would drive an optometrist to write a novel? For Brian Daniels, the answer is: his patients. "I am blessed with having a constant parade of interesting people that come through my office every day," he said. "Some of the most interesting patients who have come...

  • Topsham to post roads March 15

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously March 3 to allow the town's public works director to post any roads as he sees fit in order to limit heavy vehicle loads, and to issue permits of exception and revoke permits if necessary. Tad Hunter, the acting public works director...

  • Bath goes green with 3rd annual Blarney Days

    BATH — It's time to don your green apparel and join in as the City of Ships celebrates one week as the "City of the Irish." The third annual Bath Blarney Days begins March 10 and runs through St. Patrick's Day, March 17. Bath restaurants will offer discounts and Irish-themed i...

  • South Portland, dispatchers agree to contract

    SOUTH PORTLAND — After more than three years in the making, city officials and emergency dispatchers have come to terms on an employment contract. The negotiations began in 2007 when South Portland and Portland agreed to consolidate their public safety dispatch services to comply wit...

  • Ice arena proposed for former Brunswick Navy base

    BRUNSWICK — As the assistant coach of the Brunswick High School girls ice hockey team and the father of two hockey-playing children, Mark Wild has done some extreme things for the sake of the sport. He is routinely on the ice at 4:45 a.m. alongside 20 or so adolescent girls. He has d...