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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. ...

  • UPDATE: Maine DOT postpones construction on I-295 between Portland, Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — The Maine Department of Transportation on Wednesday said it is postponing construction and lane closures scheduled for this weekend on Interstate 295 northbound. The decision to delay work on the Royal River Bridge was made after discussions with the Maine Turnpike Authori... 1

  • Meeting to discuss options for Franklin Arterial, Exit 7

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation and the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System will host a public meeting to discuss the next steps for the Franklin Street corridor on Wednesday, July 28. The meeting begins the second phase of the city’s process to...

  • UPDATE: Portland police identify man killed in Allen Ave. shooting

    PORTLAND — Police have identified the 22-year-old man who was shot and killed early Sunday in an apartment at 55 Allen Ave. as Taquan Samuels, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Police said a 911 call came in at 3:40 a.m. on July 25 reporting one person had been shot. Emergency crews responded and pr...

  • Aviation revolutionary picks BNAS for new venture; Kestrel Aircraft to anchor Brunswick Landing, create up to 300 jobs

    AUGUSTA — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station signed an anchor tenant Friday morning, a deal Gov. John Baldacci said would reverberate well beyond the soon-to-be-decommissioned U.S. Navy base.

  • Portland School Committee chairman won't seek re-election

    PORTLAND — School Committee Chairman Peter Eglinton announced Thursday afternoon that he will not seek re-election. Eglinton, who represents District 3, said he wants to focus on his career as an environmental consultant with Abt Associates, a public policy research and consulting fi...

  • Meeting planned on Topsham bike path

    TOPSHAM — A public meeting on the final design of a bicycle path will be held at Town Hall from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 28. This phase of the Androscoggin River bike path, to be largely funded by the Maine Department of Transportation, will run from Main Street to Community Dri...

  • 'Superman' takes a hike in Brunswick

    Drivers on Mill Street in Brunswick probably did double-takes last week when they saw "Superman" -- actually Dalton, Ga., native Allen Mullins -- walking along the side of the road carrying an American flag. Mullins, 28, said he began walking in January 2009 and intends to visit every state capital ...

  • Bath society seeks former campers for 65th anniversary celebration

    BATH — The Pine Tree Society is celebrating 65 years of its summer camp for disabled Mainers and is looking for former campers and staffers to take part in the Sunday, Aug. 8, reunion. Pine Tree Camp, on North Pond in Rome, opened on July 2, 1945 to 75 Maine children with physic...