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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. ...

  • Cumberland council to see Drowne Road development plan

    CUMBERLAND — A master development plan for the Drowne Road revitalization project is due before the Town Council by Feb. 14. The council on Monday unanimously authorized Town Manager Bill Shane to develop letters of intent for the "sale, lease or transfer" of the town-owned Doane Pro...

  • Habitat plans to build 3 more homes in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Three families will have new homes in the spring thanks to another Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland project on the corner of South Street and West Street. This is the ...

  • Maine libraries partner to meet demand for eBooks

    PORTLAND — Recognizing a nearly 80 percent increase in eReader sales in 2010, public libraries are working to accommodate the new technology. The Portland Public Library is among a growing number of public libraries allowing patrons to download books for free through a state service....

  • Bringing the arts to Bayside: Mayo Street Arts aims to involve community in its mission

    PORTLAND — One year ago, a small group of ambitious artists, writers and musicians took over an old church building on Mayo Street to turn it into a neighborhood arts mecca. While some may have questioned their decision to build artist studios and a performance space far from the Art...

  • Portland Trails offers new 'Winter Walk' series

    PORTLAND — Anyone looking for something to do on nice winter weekends is in luck: Portland Trails has announced a free "Winter Walk" series beginning on Jan. 8. The series, made possible by a $250 grant from Healthy Portland, will provide informal guided walks along various trails on...

  • Southern Maine schools prohibit some restraints as state considers policy changes

    PORTLAND — After school superintendents received two letters from the state Department of Education – one in July 2009, the second last September – several southern Maine schools have updated their therapeutic restraint and seclusion policies to prohibit holds that res... 1

  • Portland council requires cameras outside Bayside bar

    PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday approved an 18-month contract that includes raises for police officers. But much of the council's meeting was spent discussing a Bayside bar. Rockin' Rickey's Tavern, 94 Portland St., received its liquor license from the City Council, but ...

  • Cohen, credited with restoring voter trust, ends tenure as Portland city clerk

    PORTLAND — Linda Cohen said she tries not to think "lasts." Not the last time she will climb the winding staircase at City Hall. Not the last birth, marriage or death she will certify. But Friday, Jan. 7, will be full of lasts, when Portland's city clerk for the last decade st...