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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. ...

  • About 130 jobs to be cut by Bath Iron Works

    BATH — Bath Iron Works announced Jan. 7 that it would lay off about 130 employees as of Jan. 21. The employees include salaried and unionized workers, according to a statement issued by BIW President Jeff Geiger, who blamed the reductions on a decline in demand for design work.

  • Brunswick film producer doing 'extraordinary work' with documentaries

    BRUNSWICK — Like many film aficionados, Louise Rosen has lined the walls of her home office with movie posters. But she has a more personal relationship with the films than the average viewer – her name appears in print along the bottom of many of the posters. Rosen is a...

  • There's a new sheriff in town

    Former Cumberland County Sheriff Mark Dion, left, helps swear in his replacement, Kevin J. Joyce, in a ceremony at the Cumberland County Courthouse on Jan. 7. Joyce started in the department 25 years ago as a reserve deputy and is the first sheriff to work his way all the way up the ranks.

  • Truth-teller

    A month-long exhibition of "Americans Who Tell The Truth," a series of paintings by artist Robert Shetterly, opened at the Lewis Gallery in the Portland Public Library last week with the unveiling of the portrait of local civil rights activist, author, former state legislator and three-term NAACP Po...

  • African groups sponsor MLK Jr. Day multicultural event

    PORTLAND — Darfuri and southern Sudanese speakers will share their stories and discuss the political climate in Sudan at the Hour Exchange, 516 Congress St., on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17, from 7-9 p.m. "From My Eyes: Sudanese in Maine and Beyond," is open to the public and ...

  • Brunswick councilors consider 'vision' of downtown master plan

    BRUNSWICK — Town councilors expressed their initial reactions to the newly minted Downtown and Pleasant Street Master Plan at Monday's Town Council workshop. Councilor Margo Knight, who chaired the committee that drafted the plan, encouraged councilors to "focus on the vision, and ho...

  • Freeport councilors urge business groups to collaborate

    FREEPORT — Three local commerce groups – Freeport Economic Development Corps., Freeport USA and the

  • State may lease Plummer School in Falmouth; food pantry hopes to expand

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council on Monday gave the go-ahead to negotiate a lease of the Plummer School building to the state office of Child Development Services. But councilors also indicated they're not thrilled about the potential up-front cost to the town. CDS, which is part o...