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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. ...

  • Maine State Pier needs repair after cruise ship visit to Portland

    PORTLAND — A large cruise ship that came into the city ahead of schedule this month to wait out Hurricane Earl caused damage to floats at the Maine State Pier. The damage, according to City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg, was minimal and has been repaired. "Estimates for (repai...

  • Miss. governor campaigns for LePage in Portland

    PORTLAND — Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a rumored Republican presidential hopeful, visited the city's waterfront Monday to stump for Maine GOP gubernatorial candidate Paul LePage. People reportedly had to be turned away from the $750-a-plate luncheon for LePage, held at DiMillo...

  • Portland School Committee: 5 candidates seek 3 seats

    PORTLAND — There are five candidates competing for three seats on the School Committee. Voters on Nov. 2 will choose a new School Committee member for District 3, where current committee Chairman Peter Eglinton is not seeking re-election. There are also three candidate competi...

  • Opening day at the Cumberland County Fair

    Amelia Aberle of Falmouth shows her 8-week-old New Zealand white rabbit at the Cumberland County Fair on Sunday.

  • Clinton rallies Democratic faithful in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Former President Bill Clinton on Sunday concluded a three-state New England campaign swing to rally Maine Democrats for the upcoming gubernatorial and congressional elections. Clinton spoke for about 40 minutes at the Southern Maine Community College athletic center,...

  • Senate District 10: Thomas challenges Gerzofsky

    BRUNSWICK – Jobs and the struggling Maine economy are very much on the minds of the two candidates seeking the state Senate District 10 seat that includes Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell and Pownal. The race pits a well-known Democratic incumbent, Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, against Republic... 1

  • Maine Marathon returns Sunday; several roads closed during race

    PORTLAND — Just after sunrise on Sunday, Oct. 3, 3,500 runners are expected to take to the streets for the annual Maine Marathon, Half-Marathon and Relay Marathon. The event officially begins at 7:45 a.m. on Baxter Boulevard between Forest Avenue and Preble Street, near the Universit...

  • Up close and personal

    Connor Leonard, 10, of Bath, gets a close look at the intricacies of a dragonfly on a blade of grass during a warm afternoon last weekend at Library Park in Bath.