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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. ...

  • Fate of popular Chinese language program uncertain at Topsham high school

    TOPSHAM — The future of Mt. Ararat High School's fledgling Chinese language program is uncertain, despite its success attracting and engaging students. Wei Wu, who came here from China 2 1/2 years ago to be the school's Chinese language and culture teacher, is required by law to...

  • Harpswell votes to close West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — Residents on Tuesday OK'd a School Administrative District 75 plan to close the West Harpswell School. The 834 to 753 decision means this school year will be the last for the school. In September, all Harpswell elementary students will attend the consolidated Harpswell Is...

  • Bath police chief honored by state association

    BATH — Police Chief Michael Field was lauded for outstanding service on Jan. 29 when he received the Maine Association of Police David W. Pickering Chiefs Award. The Woolwich resident, who was recognized at MAP's annual banquet in Portland, said the award was named for a longtime pol...

  • Pinch of prevention

    Jason Aucoin administers a flu shot to Brian Canterbury on Saturday at a Portland Health and Human Services clinic at the First Lutheran Church on Auburn Street. The flu is now considered widespread in Maine, and according to the city's Public Health Division, shots are recommended for everyone, ...

  • Maine crafts highlight this year's Longfellow Days in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Many of the activities at this year's Longfellow Days are literally linked by a common thread. Beginning Feb. 6, workshops with world-renowned knitters, fiber arts enthusiasts, cabinet makers and blacksmiths will offer participants a chance to engage their minds, and hand...

  • Cole Haan to move Yarmouth offices to Scarborough

    YARMOUTH — Cole Haan will move its offices to Scarborough this summer. According to a press release from CBRE-The Boulos Co. in Portland, Cole Haan has leased about 38,000 square feet of office space at 6 Ashley Drive in the Roundwood Business Park off Payne Road. The Sca...

  • Falmouth makes moorings available to more coastal residents

    FALMOUTH — People who own 50 feet of shoreline now have a right to moor boats off their property. On Jan. 24 the Town Council approved an amendment to the zoning ordinance that reduces the requirement for riparian rights, also known as mooring rights, from 100 feet of shoreline to 50...

  • Cumberland-North Yarmouth board ratifies new contract with teachers

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors unanimously approved a three-year contract with the district's teachers union. The board's Jan. 24 vote followed the SAD 51 Education Association's support of the contract on Jan. 18. The new contract follows a pre...