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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 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...

  • Doing good on 9/11

    Rob Ellis, Jamie Cragnolime and Christie Van Kanegan paint over graffitti on a building in Portland's Deering Oaks Park on Saturday, Sept. 11. They were among 60 people who participated in a National Day of Service & Remembrance event organized by the city and Hour Exchange Portland on the ninth ann...

  • Falmouth council lukewarm on energy recommendations

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has taken the first step recommended by the Green Ribbon Commission, a group charged with making climate protection recommendations for the town, and passed a resolution in support of the overall plan. But During Monday night's meeting, councilors unanimou...

  • Racing for the cure

    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization has raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research since its inception in 1982. Sunday's 5K race and walk at Payson Park was the first in Portland, attended by more than 1,300 people. It raised more than $100,000.

  • Revised Yarmouth student honor code takes effect

    YARMOUTH — A revised version of the Extracurricular Code of Conduct was unanimously approved by the School Committee on T...

  • Giuliani stumps for Scontras at Falmouth Country Club fundraiser

    Dean Scontras, right, the Republican candidate in Maine's 1st Congressional District, answers questions with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani during a campaign event Thursday, Sept. 9, at the Falmouth Country Club.

  • Maine Dept. of Education warns schools about use of 'dangerous restraints'

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Education is telling schools to prohibit the use of airway-restrictive restraints on students until the department can revise its regulations on restraint and seclusion of students in public and private schools. In a Sept. 10 letter from Education Co... 2

  • WMD training forces Portland road closures

    PORTLAND — Read Street between Bell Street and Canco Road will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during training exercises for emergency responders. Westbound traffic on Baxter Boulevard will be detoured through Payson Park t...