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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. ...

  • South Portland offers 'Drop and Shop' night

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Recreation Department on Friday, Dec. 10, will offer a "Drop and Shop" night for parents of children in grades 1-6. Recreation Coordinator Lisa Bingham said in a press release the night is designed for parents who need time to finish errands or simply need a nigh...

  • Cedar Beach legal costs continue to mount for Harpswell

    HARPSWELL — The town is close to being on budget this calendar year, although several expenditures have exceeded or will soon exceed this year's targets. The largest over-spending has been in the legal budget, according to Town Treasurer Margerite Kelly – about $3,000...

  • Topsham man dies in crash on I-295

    TOPSHAM — A resident died Monday, Nov. 29, when his truck hit a tree along Interstate 295, according to Maine State Police. The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. in the southbound lane, near the Bowdoin town line. Edwin Hull, 65, the only person in the Ford F-150 pickup, was pulled fro...

  • Board to honor retiring Cape school chief

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The School Board will honor retiring Superintendent Alan Hawkins during its regularly scheduled business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, in Town Hall Council Chambers. Members of the public will be invited to speak after the board recognizes Hawkins. Coffee and light re...

  • SPHS swimmers hold Dec. 6 pizza fundraiser

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The high school swim and dive team will hold a fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 6, at Willow’s Pizza on Broadway. A percentage of dine-in and take-out sales from 4-9 p.m. will be donated to the team.

  • Harpswell selectmen take close look at Mitchell Field structures

    HARPSWELL — After discussing the condition of several buildings at Mitchell Field and the possibility of a grant for demolition, selectmen conducted a site walk Monday to evaluate the need for structural analysis of each building.  Code Enforcement Officer Bill Wells said none o...

  • Bath man to fill RSU 1 School Board vacancy

    BATH — A seat on the Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors that failed to attract any candidates in the November election is finally being filled. RSU 1 Superintendent William Shuttleworth said Monday that Alan Walton of Bath will fill the vacancy in District 6, an Arrowsic-Bath ...

  • UMaine approves learning center project in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — A plan to purchase two condominiums for a learning center and offices at Tidewater Village is moving forward after University of Maine trustees voted to fund the project. The project has been scaled down from a $2 million new building proposed two years ago. Now, the Unive...