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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. ...

  • RSU 1 staff breaks ground for new Woolwich school

    WOOLWICH — Regional School Unit 1 staff plunged shovels into the earth Tuesday morning to commemorate the demolition of most of the existing Woolwich Central School and construction of a new one. The new Nequasset Road facility, which should be complete by May 2012 and open for ...

  • Earmark could send $425k to SMCC's Brunswick campus

    BRUNSWICK — An earmark within a congressional bill funding health and education could provide $425,000 in start-up funding for the Southern Maine Community College's campus at the redeveloped Brunswick Naval Air Station. The proposed earmark, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D...

  • South Portland triathlon pushes personal limits

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Nearly 1,000 women are registered to take part in the third annual Tri for a Cure on Saturday, Aug. 15. The majority of them, race director Julie Marchese said, have never participated in ...

  • Mother, daughter raise kidney awareness from Falmouth, Maine, to Falmouth, Mass.

    FALMOUTH — You would never know from looking at 19-year-old Ben Jones, a 6-foot-3-inch college sophomore, that he was diagnosed with chronic renal disease as an infant and has lived with one kidney since he was 18 months old. More than 15 surgeries later, a transplant is in Ben's im... 1

  • Reeling them in

    Ella Metivier, 4, and her little brother, Evan, 2, of Falmouth, practice surf casting during the Kids' Fish & Fun Fest benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portland on Saturday, July 31, at East End Beach. The event was held in conjunction with the Casco Bay Anglers Club Striper Hunt Tournament.

  • Court orders Bath Planning Board to reconsider business park approval

    BATH — A judge last Friday ordered the Planning Board to take another look at its April approval of the third phase of the Wing Farm business park. Justice Andrew Horton’s ruling came in a lawsuit, filed by Robert and Wendy Johansen in May in Sagadahoc County Superior Cour...

  • Southern Maine families welcome Fresh Air Fund kids with open arms

    YARMOUTH — Caudell Walker has had many new experiences since coming to Maine a week ago. He has tried lobster, hiked a mountain, been boating on a lake, gone swimming in the ocean and played Wiffle Ball. "I've had a lot of firsts," he said. "When I'm here I like to relax, play...

  • Festival of Nations

    Two friends share a moment photographing the flags of the world during the eighth annual Festival of Nations on Saturday, July 31, at Deering Oaks in Portland. The event celebrates Maine's ethnic diversity and promotes cultural understanding and unity.