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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. ...

  • Running for Boys and Girls: Portland woman plans cross-country trek

    Zoe Romano, 23, runs in Portland with the stroller that will carry her supplies across the country. Romano will leave Jan. 8 from Huntington Beach, Calif., en route to Charleston, N.C., to raise money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

  • The day the music died: Business as usual on Portland's Munjoy Hill

    PORTLAND — On North Star Music Cafe’s last afternoon of business, owner Kim Anderson was out of bread. “Business as usual,” she said. North Star was a cafe without coffee. A piece of notebook paper on the counter announced what was left to eat and drink, with...

  • Welcoming the wreaths

    Hundreds of people greet a caravan of vehicles at Cheverus High School in Portland on Sunday where the Wreaths Across America project stopped on its way to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, D.C.

  • South Portland City Council takes over appointment of School Board member

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board has removed itself from the selection of an interim board member to represent District 5. The vacancy was created when the current District 5 representative, Alan Livingston, was elected Nov. 2 to an at-large seat on the City Council. The coun...

  • Cape Elizabeth energy panel works on long-term savings

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After three years of work, the Cape Elizabeth Alternative Energy Committee is still finding ways to limit the town's carbon footprint and reduce energy costs. With the help of a few extra hands, panel members say they are ready to tackle long-term energy savings by r...

  • Scarborough council kills neighborhood zoning change

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council rejected a zoning change Wednesday that would have allowed a two-story office building on Elmwood Avenue. The council voted unanimously against the zoning change sought by Maine Eye Center, siding with more than 15 resident who spoke against the change....

  • Scarborough council delays decision on parking restrictions at Higgins Beach

    SCARBOROUGH — Despite the efforts of some Higgins Beach residents, surfers and winter beach-goers will still be able to park along the beach during the off-season – for now. As midnight approached Wednesday, the Town Council unanimously tabled until Dec. 15 proposed change...

  • Brunswick School Board considers impact of redistricting

    BRUNSWICK — School Board members participated in a workshop Wednesday night to talk about redistricting following closure of Longfellow School. Longfellow, Coffin and Jordan Acres schools now house elementary students ranging from kindergarten to third grade. When Longfellow clo...