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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. ...

  • Eberle to host monthly coffee with constituents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — State Rep. Jane Eberle, D-South Portland, will host her monthly coffee hour Saturday, Dec. 11, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Ocean House Market, 512 Ocean St. Residents of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are invited bring their concerns and ask questions. For mor...

  • Welcoming committee

    Madeline Leonard, left, Grace Boucher, Molly Russell and Connor Boucher were on hand Sunday at Cabela's in Scarborough when the Maine Public Safety Pipe & Drum Corps helped welcome the Wreaths Across America convoy.

  • Cape councilors pick Sherman as chairman

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council nominated Councilor David Sherman Jr. to serve as chairman for 2011. He will replace Councilor Anne Swift-Kayatta, who served this year. Sherman was the chairman of the Ordinance Committee in 2010 and is in his third year on the council. ...

  • Follow-up 'smart' meter forum scheduled

    SCARBOROUGH — A continuation of the Nov. 29 "smart" electrical meter forum has been scheduled for Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Scarborough Municipal Center. The forum will cover cyber security and electrical fire risks critics some have associated with the new meters, which are being ins... 1

  • Input sought on next Cape school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Residents are invited to a meeting with the School Board and search consultant Jackie Roy on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at Town Hall. Roy, of J.A. Roy Associates in Dennisport, Mass., is assisting in the search for a replacement for Superintendent Alan Hawkins, who will ret...

  • Memorial service planned for homeless

    BRUNSWICK — Tedford Housing will host a memorial service to honor the homeless who died this year, as well as community volunteers and advocates, on Dec. 21 from 4:30-6 p.m. at Curtis Memorial Library. The Rev. Bill Bliss from the United Church of Christ in Bath will offer a memorial...

  • 5 Scarborough students charged with harassment or assault

    SCARBOROUGH — Five Scarborough High School students were charged with harassment or assault last week for incidents that occurred during and after school. "This is something we're not very happy with," High School Principal Dean Auriemma said Thursday. "We're working with parents and...

  • Former South Portland restaurant workers settle labor lawsuit

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Eight former employees of the Super Great Wall Buffet have reached a settlement in lawsuit filed last year claiming labor violations and intimidation by the restaurant's owners. While the details of the settlement are confidential, documents filed in U.S. District Co...