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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. ...

  • Senate District 8: Doyle challenges Portland incumbent Alfond

    PORTLAND — State Sen. Justin Alfond, a Democrat, is running for a second term representing District 8 in the Legislature against Republican Peter Doyle. Both candidates are residents of Munjoy Hill. District 8 includes the peninsula, the islands, the University of Southern Maine neig...

  • House District 117: Portland GOP all but concedes to Haskell

    PORTLAND — State Rep. Anne Haskell, D-Portland, is running for a third consecutive term in House District 117. District 117 represents Rosemont, Stroudwater, Libbytown and part of Deering. Haskell previously served in the Legislature from 1988 to 1994 as a resident of Gorham.

  • Tedford to run Warm Thy Neighbor

    BRUNSWICK — The Tedford Shelter announced it has taken on administration of the Warm Thy Neighbor community home heating assistance program. The program, which will be part of the shelter's homeless prevention work, was established by Sallie Smith five years ago to respond to the ris...

  • Red Robin restaurant planned in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board has asked for minor changes to a site plan presented Tuesday night by the Colorado-based Red Robin Gourmet Burgers chain for a restaurant planned across from Walmart on Gallery Boulevard. Planning Director Dan Bacon said the engineering changes would ...

  • Celebrating autumn in Bath

    Emily Boyle, 5, left, and her brother, Quin, 10, dance with their scarecrow on the Custom House lawn in Bath on Saturday afternoon during the annual Autumnfest. Visitors, vendors and performers filled downtown Bath for a wide variety of festivities

  • Successful launch in Bath

    Onlookers applaud and snap photos last Saturday as Regional School Unit 1 students who spent their summer building the shallop Jane Stevens launch the craft last weekend in Bath. One of their goals was to build support for the Maine's First Ship project.

  • Writer to discuss 400 years of kitchens

    BATH — The Winter Street Center will host a lecture Sunday, Oct. 17, on how the American kitchen has evolved over the past 400 years. Nancy Carlisle will draw on the book she recently co-authored with Melinda Nasardinov, "American's Kitchens," to describe the social and technological...

  • Cape council approves $40K Fort Williams plan update, study

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council unanimously approved spending up to $40,000 to update the Fort Williams Master Plan and to develop a study of the park. The funds will be appropriated from the general fund undesignated surplus for the Fort Williams Capital Fund. Councilors ag...