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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. ...

  • Appeal of Winslow Homer Road building permit postponed in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A Zoning Board of Appeals meeting scheduled for Feb. 9 that would have taken up the Portland Museum of Art's appeal of a building permit issued to property abutting the Winslow Homer house was postponed. According to Planning Director Dan Bacon, not enough ZBA members w...

  • Scarborough reps to meet with constituents

    SCARBOROUGH — State Reps. Amy Volk and Heather Sirocki will hold constituent hours at the Scarborough Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 12, from 3-5 p.m. Constituents are invited to discuss questions and concerns with the two Scarborough Republicans. Appointments are not necessary.

  • Topsham selectmen welcome new manager

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen's Feb. 3 meeting, Cornell Knight's first as town manager, lasted just 13 minutes. Knight, who was town manager in Winthrop the past 12 years, replaced Jim Ashe. He said his immediate focus would be on the fiscal 2012 budget. Selectmen approved ...

  • Topsham high school launches senior Capstone program

    TOPSHAM — A capstone forms the top of a building or wall. It's the final touch – a crowning achievement. It is also the name of a new Mt. Ararat High School project that marks the culmination of a student's high school experience. "The stones are your education for the 1... 1

  • Conservative activists object to Route 1 corridor plan for Mid-Coast Maine

    ROCKLAND — At the November meeting of the Gateway 1 Implementation Steering Committee, a man no one on the committee had ever seen before got up to speak. Ted Cowan was clean-shaven and dressed in khakis and a collared shirt. He spoke forcefully, staring down committee members and re... 3

  • WinteRush returns to Portland this weekend

    PORTLAND — WinteRush begins Friday Feb. 11 with a ski and snowboard competition in Monument Square, followed by a weekend of outdoor public activities. Lack of snow foiled the city's planned outdoor winter celebration last year. This year, snowshoeing, snowman- and snow fort-building...

  • UPDATED: Governor announces initiatives to help former Thibeault Energy customers; lawmakers propose tighter rules

    AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday announced two initiatives to help customers affected by the sudden closure of Thibeault Energy in Brunswick. In addition, Brunswick-area legislators are proposing a bill to increase consumer protection from sudden oil company closures.

  • Ceremony marks first transfer of Brunswick base property

    BRUNSWICK — The U.S. Navy invited politicians, members of the public and the media to massive Hangar 6 at Brunswick Naval Air Station for Monday's ceremonial change of ownership of the base airfield. The ceremony recognized the first BNAS property to be transferred from the Navy to t...