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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. ...

  • Bath seeks input on improving Route 1 'gateway'

    BATH — Route 1 is a major gateway to the city's downtown, where Front Street was honored last year as one of 10 "Great Streets" in the country. But some say the welcome mat needs an overhaul. Planning Director Jim Upham led a 90-minute meeting Tuesday that drew input from resi...

  • Freeport council to update finance policies

    FREEPORT — The Town Council held a financial policy workshop Tuesday night to discuss potential changes to the investment and reserve policies

  • Falmouth library move likely after renovation is axed

    FALMOUTH — In addition to unanimously passing a resolution to sell the Pleasant Hill Fire Station, the Town Council on Monday came to some consensus around two options for the library and community center, and discussed a possible lease of the Lunt or Plummer school buildings to a quasi-sta...

  • Court again sends business park review back to Bath Planning Board

    WEST BATH — A judge on Tuesday ordered the Bath Planning Board to take a third look at the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. After a hearing at West Bath District Court, Judge Andrew Horton ordered the case remanded to the Planning Board, which approved the third phase in A...

  • Students use L.L. Bean as inspiration for Christmas artwork

    FREEPORT — Students of all ages helped create an art exhibit that interprets the "The Twelve Days of Christmas." Instead of the traditional lyrics, this project substitutes a moose wearing L.L. Bean boots for a partridge in a pear tree; two snowshoes for turtle doves; three holl...

  • DeLorme names new president, CEO

    YARMOUTH — DeLorme, the map and software development company, announced Mike Heffron will become president and chief executive officer effective Jan. 4, 2011. Heffron will replace Dave Eshelman, who has served as president since 2005 and has been with the company for 19 years.

  • Water district budget assumes 2% rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees unanimously approved a $37.4 million operating budget for 2011, a 0.6 percent increase over the current spending level. The budget assumes a mid-year water rate increase of 2 percent, or roughly 50 cents on a residential water bill, PWD Pub...

  • Harpswell plans to again pursue restoration of historic boundary with Brunswick

    HARPSWELL — Selectmen will meet with representatives of The Carrying Place Assembly to discuss pursuit of legislative action to change the boundary between Harpswell and Brunswick. Residents earlier this year at Town Meeting approved spending $2,500 toward legal costs and further res...