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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 School Board gives superintendent 3-year contract, 3 % raise

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The School Board on Monday voted unanimously to extend Superintendent Suzanne Godin's contract for another three years, even though her current contract doesn't expire until June 31, 2011. The new three-year contract, which takes effect July 1, 2011, was not immediat...

  • Possible Elmwood Drive project to be unveiled at public meeting

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. will host a public meeting in the Council Chambers on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to unveil a conceptual plan for a project on Elmwood Drive. Currently, the town is considering a zoning change, from a residential zone to a bio-medical...

  • Wentworth School determined safe for now

    SCARBOROUGH — Students and staff who spend their days in Wentworth Intermediate School took a deep breath, and had a collective sigh of relief last week after tests for mold came back at safe levels. The tests come on the heels of high levels of mold in the aging school building's ut...

  • Residents ask town for $245K to fix private road

    SCARBOROUGH — The residents of Cranberry Pines Road are hoping to end at least 30 years of debate over what to do about the private road. The 13 homeowners have asked the town to loan them $210,000 to repair the road, an amount that will be split up and paid back to the town with int...

  • City-school dynamic a pressing issue for new South Portland leaders

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council and School Board on Monday caucused to choose their respective leaders. The School Board voted unanimously to elect Ralph Baxter as the 2011 chairman, and the Council voted 4-3 to elect Rosemarie De Angelis as the city's mayor. Both panels wil...

  • State champs

    With senior Luke Pierce (who scored twice) atop the pile, the 2010 Class B boys' soccer state champion Yarmouth Clippers celebrate a 5-0 win over Ellsworth Saturday morning. It was Yarmouth's fourth championship since 2004.

  • Falmouth adds a leaf pick-up day

    FALMOUTH — The town has added an additional curbside leaf bag collection day to the season, which had officially ended on Nov. 4. The additional pick-up day will be on Thursday, Nov. 18.

  • South Portland official takes job in LePage administration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Paul LePage's gubernatorial win last week left a vacancy in the city's human resources department. City Manager Jim Gailey said Human Resources Director John McGough resigned from his city post late last week to become LePage's chief of staff. McGough took a p...