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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. ...

  • Crooked makeover

    Matt Tuttle bolts together a section of the new play area at the Center for Grieving Children in Portland on Sunday, Oct. 17. Kids Crooked House, Seabreeze Property Services and Hancock Lumber teamed up to turn a section of parking lot at the organization's home at 555 Forest Ave. into an outdoor ac...

  • Falmouth dinner supports food pantry

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Food Pantry is hosting its annual community turkey dinner on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road. The dinner is free, although donations will be accepted. The Town Council approved a $5,000 donat...

  • Public invited to Downeaster discussion

    FREEPORT — The public is invited to a meeting on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7-9 p.m. about the launch of Amtrak Downeaster train service from Portland to Freeport and Brunswick. Patricia Quinn of the Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority and representatives from the Maine Depart...

  • On the right path: Freeport business is Maine Merchant of the Year

    FREEPORT — Jan Parker and Heather DeSimone, mother-and-daughter co-owners of the Beadin' Path, have been named the 2010

  • Portland council approves $11M bond for energy upgrades

    PORTLAND — Dozens of city and school buildings will get energy efficiency upgrades as part of an $11 million energy bond the City Council approved Monday night. The spending measure includes upgrades ranging from roof replacement at schools to new hot water boilers at the Barron Cent...

  • Freeport Town Charter: Voters to consider 5 amendments

    FREEPORT — Residents will have an opportunity to vote on five amendments to the Town Charter on Nov. 2. The vote follows several council workshops, two failed citizen petitions to overturn a council decision to consolidate dispatch services with Brunswick, and a Human Rights complain...

  • Senate District 9: Martin challenges long-time legislator Brannigan

    PORTLAND — Republican Jeffrey Martin is challenging incumbent state Sen. Joseph Brannigan, D-Portland, in Senate District 9. District 9 represents the Back Cove, Deering, North Deering and East Deering neighborhoods and part of the city of Westbrook. Sen. Joseph Branni...

  • Homeowners question safety, security of CMP smart meters

    SCARBOROUGH — A group of citizens is challenging Central Maine Power Co.'s installation of "smart" electric meters on homes. They claim there are too many privacy and health concerns about the wireless meters. The challenge comes after CMP received $96 million in federal stimu... 3