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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. ...

  • Planning Board to visit 3 Yarmouth locations

    YARMOUTH — The Planning Board will meet at the Town Hall Community Room on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 9 a.m. for a series of public site walks.  The board will leave at 9:15 a.m. and visit three locations: 571 Princes Point Road, Hillside Street and 749 North Road.

  • Volunteers sought for Spear Farm project in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — A Maine Conservation Corps field team is inviting the public to participate in a water bar construction and bog bridge project at Spear Farm on Bayview Street. ...

  • Pumpkin paradise

    The annual Pumpkin Festival to benefit Camp Sunshine was held at L.L. Bean's Discovery Park in Freeport on Oct. 30. Along with plenty of food and activities, 5,000 jack-o-lanterns were on display, carved by students from throughout southern Maine. Camp Sunshine is a retreat in Casco for children wit...

  • Correction

    A story last week should have said Seacoast United Soccer Club has agreed to build two turf fields in Freeport. In addition, it will donate 424 hours of free outdoor field time the town, not the Regional School Unit 5 sports teams.

  • Overnight parking ban in effect in Freeport

    FREEPORT — A winter parking ban from Nov. 1 to April 15 prohibits parking on all town streets between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Contact Police Chief Gerald Schofield at 865-4800 with any questions.

  • Snowe in Falmouth

    U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, emerges from a voting booth at Falmouth High School on Tuesday.

  • Winners at a glance

    Governor Undecided 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)

  • Falmouth council to tour forest properties

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council will hold a special meeting for a site walk of Lowell Farm and Hadlock Forest properties on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. The purpose of the meeting, which will begin at the Highland Lake boat launch, is to evaluate the forestry management techniques used at L...