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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. ...

  • South Portland residents take out nomination papers for City Council, School Board

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Election Day may be about 12 weeks away, but this fall's field of potential candidates is already taking shape. A handful of residents have taken out nomination papers from the City Clerk's office since the forms became available on July 28. Three residents ha...

  • Brunswick to test closing lanes on Maine Street

    BRUNSWICK — Motorists will notice a big difference if they're using Maine Street on Saturday, Aug. 21. So will pedestrians, if a one-day experiment to close the middle two lanes goes according to plan. According to Town Councilor Margo Knight, the town will block the inside la... 1

  • Kestrel's Brunswick landing: Klapmeier discusses drones, skeptics of Navy base venture

    BRUNSWICK — It started with a voice-mail message. In the spring, several months after a bitter split with the company he founded, aviation visionary Alan Klapmeier left a message for the agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station.  The message, according to Klapmeier...

  • Cape police warn about increased vehicle, home burglaries

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Police are encouraging residents to lock their homes and vehicles after a spike in burglaries over the past two months. Detective Paul Fenton said there have been 33 reported vehicle break-ins and two home burglaries. He said he believes there have been others t...

  • Cumberland council sets tax rate, appoints clerk

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council on Monday set the tax rate for fiscal 2011 and to appointed a new town clerk. The new rate, $15.30 per $1,000 of property valuation, is an increase of 75 cents, or a little more than 5 percent, Town Manager Bill Shane said. The municipal and county ...

  • Cape panel seeks residents's opinions

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The ad hoc Municipal Operations Review Committee is conducting a four-question survey on municipal operations and services. The committee is reviewing the efficiency and effectiveness of the town's municipal operations and will use the survey as a tool to evalu...

  • Falmouth actors' sweat equity

    Framing goes up Saturday, Aug. 7, for the final wall of a 2,000-square-foot theater barn at Falmouth High School. The one-day barn-raising project was coordinated by 2010 graduate Kyle Lucas. The barn will provide storage for the school theater company, which has been storing its sets, furniture,...

  • Brunswick mulls bicycle helmet law on Androscoggin path

    BRUNSWICK — Bicyclists on the Androscoggin River Bike & Pedestrian Path could soon be required to wear helmets. The proposal, sponsored by Councilor Ben Tucker, will be aired during a public hearing at the Town Council meeting on Monday, Aug. 16. If adopted, it would require cycl...