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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's Willard Beach among 10 dirtiest in the state in 2009

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Temperatures were in the upper 80s on Wednesday afternoon, as more than 100 people sunned themselves at Willard Beach. A few brave souls plunged head-first into the ocean to escape the oppressive humidity, while dozens more waded knee deep along the shoreline. 

  • Cape Elizabeth road closings for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Police announced the following road closures for the Aug. 7 running of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K: • Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road, 6-10 a.m. • Crescent Beach State Park, 7:30-10 a.m. • Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to...

  • Topsham celebrates 156th annual fair Aug. 8-14

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Fair is rolling out its 156th year of “farm fresh family fun” beginning Sunday, Aug. 8 and running through Saturday, Aug. 15. On Sunday at 7:30 p.m. the ‘80s tribute hair band Twyce Shy rocks the stage, and fans of a different style of mus...

  • Prodigal Suns: Falmouth senior releases his debut album

    Tommy Bazarian plays at his parents' house in Falmouth. Bazarian, who will be a high school senior this fall, recorded and released an album of his own songs this summer called "A Million Suns."

  • Heads in the clouds at Twin Brook

    Ben Ingraham, left, of Cumberland, checks Stefan Street's rocket prior to launch on July 30 at Twin Brook. Ingraham led the Aviation Career Education program, sponsored by the Portland International Jetport and Federal Aviation Administration. The rocket launch was the culmination of a week that inc...

  • Butterfly effect: Local man follows Monarchs from Maine to Mexico

    Several Monarch butterflies sip nectar from flowers in Harry Pringle's yard on Little Diamond Island. Pringle became enamored with the insects after watching them hatch from chrysalises on the milkweed plants around his property. He became so enamored, he followed the butterflies on their migrati...

  • Historical Society hosts annual flea market, bake sale

    SCARBOROUGH — The Historical Society will hold its annual fundraiser on Saturday, August 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society Museum on Route 1 near Fire Station 6. The flea market will feature antiques and collectibles, books, clothing and jewelry, all collected and don...

  • FEMA to hold meeting with Harpswell to explain flood maps

    HARPSWELL — The federal agency proposing new floodplain maps will meet with residents to discuss new flood zones that have already been assailed by other communities as inaccurate. The Sept. 2 meeting is between town officials, residents and regional officials from the Federal Emerge...