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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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Maine releases school building priorities, but not funding

    AUGUSTA — School projects in South Portland, Bath, Topsham and Portland were among the top 20 priorities for school construction funds from the state. But how much money, if any, will be available for those projects is unclear. The Department of Education released a priority l...

  • Falmouth crews battle two fires in 16 minutes

    FALMOUTH — Two fires about five miles apart Tuesday evening decimated a home and a garage and car, as fire and emergency crews rushed around Falmouth battling the blazes. At 6:36 p.m. the first call came in from a homeowner on Whitney Farm Way. When firefighters arrived, a garage was...

  • Yarmouth's heating fuel fund needs a boost

    YARMOUTH — The fund that helps provide local households with heating fuel over the winter is nearly dry. Joy Ahrens, a board member and volunteer with Yarmouth Cares About Neighbors, said heating o... 1

  • Cumberland budget may see slight decrease

    CUMBERLAND — The proposed fiscal 2012 municipal budget is 0.27 percent less than that of the current year, and taxes on the municipal side may also be slightly down next year. The nearly $8 million draft fiscal 2012 budget, down nearly $22,000 from this year, goes before the Town Cou...

  • North Yarmouth seeks residents' input on library, rec costs

    NORTH YARMOUTH — The town is asking for feedback from residents regarding a proposed community service agreement for next year with Cumberland. North Yarmouth pays Cumberland for library and recreation services, and could end up pitching in for park use next year as well. An a...

  • New owners of Portland's Eastland Hotel announce partner

    PORTLAND — RockBridge Capital, the new owner of the Eastland Park Hotel, announced last week their partner in the acquisition is New Castle Hotel & Resorts. New Castle, based in Shelton, Conn., owns and operates 30 hotels in the United States and Canada, including the Hilton Gard...

  • McAuley wins Class A championship

    The McAuley Lions roar with joy after winning their first Class A girls' basketball state championship in eight seasons, 39-23, over Hampden Academy Saturday in Augusta.