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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. ...

  • Pace-setter

    Kathleen Strickland, a breast cancer survivor, had the honor of cutting the ribbon to start the Making Strides Against Cancer Walk in Brunswick on Sunday, Oct. 17, because she was the largest online fundraiser. The 15th annual walk attracted about 250 participants and raised more than $40,000 for th...

  • Yarmouth plans energy information meetings

    YARMOUTH — Maine Green Energy Alliance and the town are working together to help...

  • South Portland Housing Authority gets record requests for aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a sign of how the recession is affecting local residents, the South Portland Housing Authority reported a record number of families and senior citizens seeking subsidized housing. The agency opened its waiting list for public housing and Section 8 vouchers for fiv...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 14 story about a man killed in an ATV accident in Cumberland should have reported that only one person pulled the vehicle off the victim, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Cumberland Police Department provided incorrect information.

  • Freeport Sewer District gets $250K grant

    FREEPORT — The Sewer District was awarded a $250,000 grant for electrical efficiency upgrades through Efficiency Maine. Michael Ashby, vice chairman of the district Board of Trustees, said in a press release that the implementation of the technology will reduce the facility's en...

  • Natural gas gets Freeport council's ear

    FREEPORT — Representatives of Maine Natural Gas will conduct an informational presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 26, at a 6:30 p.m. Town Council meeting. The presentation will include a report on gas line installation, safety, training and maintenance. There will also be a question-a...

  • Annual run benefits Yarmouth Food Pantry

    YARMOUTH — The fourth annual Pumpkin Run to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry will take place Saturday, Oct. 30. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race at at the high school on West Elm Street. Participants can also register online at

  • Write-in volume may delay Cape Elizabeth election results

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In anticipation of a large number of write-in ballots for a seat on the School Board, Town Clerk Debra Lane said she may not have the results of the municipal election on Nov. 2. "My sense is that there are going to be a tremendous amount of write-ins," she told the ...