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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. ...

  • Freeport Historical Society seeks images

    FREEPORT — The Historical Society is seeking images and photographs for the Freeport Heritage Trail interpretive sign program scheduled to launch this fall. The organization welcomes any images relating to the Old First Parish Meetinghouse and Cemetery in print or drawing, and any im...

  • Kaplan award nominations available in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Nominations for the award given annually in memory of Carol Kaplan, the former General Assistance administrator, are now available through Freeport Community Services. Residents of Pownal and Freeport can submit a nomination form to FCS by calling 865-3985 or visiting 53 D...

  • Bath museum aids effort to keep historic banners in Maine

    BATH — A cooperative effort by Maine Maritime Museum and 15 other organizations and individuals will keep a collection of historic banners in Maine and on public display. The consortium bought the set of 17 early 19th-century banners last month for more than $125,000. The Portla...

  • Harpswell seeks Congressional help with FEMA deadline on flood map appeal

    HARPSWELL — The town is seeking help from Maine’s Congressional delegation in submitting new information for its appeal of portions of a new flood zone designation proposed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An Aug. 31 letter from FEMA to the town, responding to t...

  • Democrat Bullens withdraws from Senate District 11 race, backs independent Woodbury

    CUMBERLAND — Democrat Cindy Bullens announced her withdrawal from the state Senate District 11 race on Wednesday and threw her support behind the campaign of independent Richard Woodbury. Her decision reduces the field to three candidates. “Six months ago I became a...

  • Lawsuit threat spurs Freeport to cement dispatch deal with Brunswick

    FREEPORT — The threat of a lawsuit has prompted the Town Council to move toward enacting an ordinance to codify the town's emergency dispatch consolidation agreement with Brunswick. Councilors on Tuesday night also put several Town Charter amendments on the Nov. 2 ballot. They includ...

  • Maine House candidates spar over transportation issues, Brunswick base redevelopment

    BRUNSWICK — The three candidates in Maine House District 66 aired their views on transportation policy and redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station Monday during the second of three forums. The final forum, covering health care and education, was scheduled for Wednesday. The...

  • Freeport ballot has contests for council, sewer district

    FREEPORT — There will be two contested races in the Nov. 2 municipal election, one for an at-large seat on the Town Council and another for two seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees. Two residents have returned nomination papers for the council and three will vie for the Sewe...