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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 club reaches out to reduce energy costs, world hunger

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Thanks to the generosity of an environmentally conscious group of teens, energy costs at the high school will be reduced and 10 families around the world have been given the tools they need to make food and clothing. With the help of biology teacher Susan Guerrette, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth police working to solve nationwide scam

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Local police are working with officers in Michigan to solve a money scam that could be a nationwide problem. According to Capt. Brent Sinclair, a resident contacted police to report an unauthorized withdrawal of money from his bank account. Sinclair said someone...

  • Petitions support Scarborough Downs move

    SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough Downs' move to Biddeford got closer to reality last week when proponents filed signatures in favor of the change with the secretary of state. The Passamaquoddy Indian tribe also announced it has aligned with the proponents of what will be called Biddeford Do...

  • Winter Harvest: Winter squash

    I've tried a lot of different techniques when ordering food from the winter co-op at Jordan's, Green Sparks and Alewive's Brook farms. I've selected items at random, I've ordered food I've never heard of, but this time I went for squash.  I know I like squash. I enjoy butternut, acorn...

  • Sign-up scheduled for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Registration for the 14th annual TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K road race will begin on March 14 for Cape Elizabeth residents and March 15 for the general public.  ...

  • Wyman, Sinclair lead Bath City Council

    BATH — Bernard Wyman will continue as chairman of the City Council and David Sinclair is the panel's new vice chairman. The City Council elected its leaders on Jan. 19. Wyman was re-elected 6-3; James Omo, Mari Eosco and Andrew Winglass voted in opposition. While Wyman voted f...

  • Topsham selectmen back away from settlement of cell tower lawsuit

    TOPSHAM — The town will continue to fight a lawsuit challenging its refusal to allow a cellular communications tower, after the Board of Selectmen decided not to send a proposed settlement to next month's special Town Meeting. Under the terms of the deal proposed by Mariner Tower, th...

  • Voters face another decision on future of West Harpswell School

    HARPSWELL — About 50 people showed up at the Harpswell Islands School on Tuesday night for a public hearing on the potential closing of the West Harpswell School. The meeting was held to discuss a Feb. 1 referendum, where residents will decide whether to pay School Administrative Dis...