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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. ...

  • Forum on teenage drug abuse slated for Nov. 29

    PORTLAND — A town hall meeting about prescription drug abuse by teenagers will be held Monday, Nov. 29, at King Middle School. The forum will provide parents with information about the latest trends in teenage prescription drug abuse, as well as common warning signs of drug use and h...

  • Portland Skatepark opens at Dougherty Field

    PORTLAND — After nearly six years of debate, planning and fundraising, the Portland Skatepark at Dougherty Field finally opened on Saturday, Nov. 20. Nearly 160 skateboarders and BMX bikers came out for the event. "It's really awesome to see the kids out there," City Councilor...

  • Portland schools working to link teacher pay to student performance

    PORTLAND — School officials are working on a new system for teacher evaluations and salaries that is based on student achievement. Officials hope to have a pilot program for the new system ready for the 2011-2012 school year. Earlier this month, Superintendent of Schools James...

  • Clippers sail to a title

    Yarmouth High School seniors Nick Prosica, left, Asa Arden, Nate Pingitore and Jack Watterson raise the Gold Ball after the Clippers' 34-6 victory over Stearns Saturday night in the Class C football championship at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland.

  • Sprucing up for the holidays

    Portland's Christmas tree made its way on Nov. 18 to Monument Square, where it will be lit on Friday, Nov. 26, at 5:30 p.m. Keeley Crane Service moved the 50-foot blue spruce from the front lawn of 111 Brentwood St. to a flatbed truck for the ride downtown.

  • Stags party

    Coach John Wolfgram and a group of very happy Cheverus Stags raise the Gold Ball after winning the Class A state football championship Saturday afternoon at Fitzpatrick Stadium in Portland. Cheverus beat Bangor, 46-8, for the school's second title.

  • Portland may change restrictions on peninsula parking

    PORTLAND — The Transportation Committee last week gave preliminary approval to a plan to halve the number of peninsula parking bans for city services. Peninsula residents are now restricted year-round on a weekly basis from parking on one side of the street to make way for street swe... 1

  • Cumberland County to celebrate 250 years

    PORTLAND — The 250th anniversary of the creation of Cumberland and Lincoln counties will be the cause for celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at noon in the courthouse rotunda. Period re-...