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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. ...

  • Cape Elizabeth, South Portland farms offer winter harvest

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Three local farms will combine their bounty to offer customers more than the usual root vegetables for a winter community-supported agriculture program. Jordan's, ...

  • Resolve on smart meters eludes South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In what may be a preview of next week's public hearing in Scarborough, more than 20 people attended a City Council workshop on Monday to protest the installation of "smart" electric meters in the city. The workshop was intended to provide more information about the m... 2

  • Termed out: Boudreau ends 18 years on South Portland council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Linda Boudreau darted across a city parking lot through the icy rain late Monday afternoon. But this time, she wasn't headed to the City Council workshop at the Community Center or a public hearing at City Hall. She was simply grabbing a small cup of decaffein...

  • Cape arboretum project gets $4K grant

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With the help of a nearly $4,000 grant from Project Canopy, the arboretum project will purchase 11 trees of eight different species for Fort Williams Park....

  • Troubled Scarborough school preps for new windows

    SCARBOROUGH — Over the Thanksgiving weekend, four classrooms in the Wentworth Intermediate School will have windows removed and boarded over in anticipation of replacement scheduled during the winter holiday break. The plan, according to Facilities Director Todd Jepson, is to remove ... 1

  • Cape Environmental Club plans compost project

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Environmental Club received a $1,000 grant from the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation to create a composting and recycling project at the high school. Susan Guerrette, the Environmental Club advisor and scienc...

  • Falmouth Education Foundation awards grants

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Education Foundation has awarded more than $19,000 in grants to the School Department. The grants include $7,700 to support the arts, $4,200 to academics, $3,300 to technology and an additional $4,500 to a variety of other recipients. The awards include...

  • 'Food for Fines': South Portland library, pantry partner to fight hunger

    SOUTH PORTLAND — It happens to even well-behaved library users. You check out a book and forget to return it by the due date. You eventually return the book, through the drop slot by the door. Then, you avoid the librarian, because of the shame that comes with paying the dread... 3