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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. ...

  • Portland City Council, School Committee candidates start to emerge

    PORTLAND — Completed nomination papers for November elections are beginning to make their way back to the city clerk's office, providing a peek at who will be running for the City Council and School Committee this fall. At-large City Councilors Jill Duson and John Anton handed in pap...

  • Law firm, landlord will pay to move Portland waterfront bait company

    PORTLAND — Despite objections from some working waterfront proponents, a prominent law firm and the owner of the waterfront building it plans to occupy will be allowed to pay the city to move a nearby bait operation. The Portland Fish Pier Authority and the Portland Fish Exchange on ... 1

  • 'I thought I was the only one': 3 kids, 3 years, nearly 100 school restraints

    SCARBOROUGH — Michael Corbeau vividly remembers being restrained when he was a student in Scarborough. "The hardest part is when you're going down," Corbeau said. "They count, so you know it's coming. You struggle and fight. That's how people break things, that's when kids and teache... 8

  • Group eyes berth at Portland's Ocean Gateway for JFK aircraft carrier

    PORTLAND — A group working to permanently anchor a nearly 19-story aircraft carrier in Portland Harbor has six months to complete a series of studies and stay in the running for what some consider the gem of the U.S. Navy. Buxton resident Richard Fitzgerald, a Portland native, said h...

  • 13th TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K: A community event for world-class runners

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K celebrated its 13th year on Saturday, Aug. 7, with perfect running conditions, new course records and the continued tradition of huge support from the local community. Of the 6,000 people registered for the race this year, 76 percent ...

  • Maine wind power bandwagon hits bumps in the road

    The first of a three-part series on the 2008 law to fast-track wind turbine development in Maine. Next week: a wind-swept task force sets the rules. AUGUSTA — The Wind Energy Act of 2008, which gave developers a fast track to putting up wind turbines in some of Maine's ...

  • Nowhere to go in Yarmouth

    Traffic is at a standstill Friday around noon on Interstate 295 in Yarmouth after a truck hauling wood chips flipped over in the median near the Royal River bridge and spilled its load and fuel. The truck was reportedly hit by a northbound Buick and then hit a southbound car. One lane in each dir...

  • Bath council approves bids for two fire department vehicles

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to accept bids from a Brunswick company for two fire department vehicles. The council accepted a bid of $825,000 from Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, Inc., for an E-One 110-foot ladder truck with a pump, as well as a bid of $120,...