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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 planners to visit Inn by the Sea

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Planning Board will hold a site walk Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. at the Inn by the Sea, 40 Bowery Beach Road.  The inn wants to demolish and rebuild several cottages.

  • Pay-per-bag trash disposal not in Cape Elizabeth's future

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After months of research, public comment and discussions, the Town Council reached consensus in a workshop Monday that a pay-per-bag trash disposal program should not be pursued. Councilors in a workshop also urged Central Maine Power Co. to hold off on installation ...

  • Rescuers look for Sagadahoc Bridge jumper

    BATH — Emergency responders from several agencies were searching Thursday morning for a man who reportedly jumped off the Woolwich end of the Sagadahoc Bridge. Police Chief Mike Field said the operation began shortly after witnesses reported the incident at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Scarborough panel proposes Higgins Beach parking restrictions

    SCARBOROUGH — A ban on public parking for more than 30 minutes along the road at Higgins Beach moved closer to reality after a committee presentation Wednesday evening. The Town Council heard from the ad hoc Higgins Beach Committee regarding the proposed ban and several other changes...

  • South Portland gets $35K grant to plan Trout Brook restoration

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday accepted two state planning grants to advance environmental initiatives. The city received a $35,500 from the Department of Environmental Protection to develop a management and restoration plan for Trout Brook and parts of Kimball Brook.&nb...

  • Scarborough voters approve Town Charter amendments

    SCARBOROUGH — Six amendments to the Town Charter were approved by voters Tuesday, including one that gives residents a process for recalling elected officials. All of the questions passed by wide margins: • Question 1 passed 7,858 to 1,115. It prohibits a person from serv...

  • Bath council OKs armory conveyance, pier replacement contract

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to turn the former National Guard Armory over to the Bath Development Corp., which will be able to use grant funding to improve the building. The council voted last spring to borrow up to $175,000 to purchase the building. Th...

  • Auction of Herbie crafts to benefit Yarmouth Tree Trust

    YARMOUTH — Live and silent auctions of crafts made from Herbie, the 217-year-old Elm tree that was cut down in January, will be held Saturday, Nov. 13. The "Tree for All" event will include music, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 5-9 p.m. at Delorme Map, at 2 Delorme Dri...