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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. ...

  • Trucker indicted in fatal prom-night crash

    SCARBOROUGH — The 38-year-old truck driver involved in the prom-night crash that killed Scarborough High School senior Steven Delano and injured three other passengers was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury on charges of manslaughter, aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a w...

  • Brunswick health fair to be held Sunday

    BRUNSWICK — Omega Wellness Group will hold a health fair at Thomas Point Beach from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. People can learn how to prevent and manage illness, how to lose weight and make healthy choices. Booths will feature healthy food, free health testing, made-in...

  • South Portland forum to focus on new flood map

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There will be an informational session on Wednesday, Sept. 29, for residents of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough affected by newly proposed federal flood maps. South Portland City Manager Jim Gailey said the forum, which will run from 6-9 p.m. in the So...

  • Sand scupting back at Crescent Beach

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The second annual Sandsations Sand Sculpting event to benefit Birth Roots Perinatal Resource Center of Portland will take place Saturday, Sept. 18, at Crescent Beach State Park. The event is hosted by Birth Roots, a non-profit organization that focuses on building co...

  • Land Trust to hold benefit race on Sunday

    BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust will hold its sixth annual Race 4 Space fundraising event on Sunday, Sept. 19. A four-mile road race begins at 9 a.m. at Livesay Field, at the corner of Middle Bay and Pennellville roads. Registration is at 8 a.m. The event also offer...

  • Agreement reached on Pine Point pier in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — A proposed pier at Pine Point will move forward after a deal was reached between the town and the Lobstermen's Co-op, which owns the property where the pier will be constructed. Despite lengthy and, at times, contentious negotiations, the Town Council unanimously approv...

  • Sale of Western Avenue land could cost South Portland up to $125K

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council voted 6-1 in a special meeting on Monday night to spend up to $125,000 to help a local developer remove underground utilities beneath the recently closed Gorham Road extension. The approval removes the final hurdle to the city's attempt to sell a 1.4...

  • South Portland eyes ban on pellet guns, sling shots

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday will consider outlawing pellet guns, sling shots, bows and arrows and other weapons on public lands and roads. The proposed ordinance would also make it illegal for people to use those weapons anywhere in the city – even on priva... 1