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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. ...

  • Forecaster editor receives award from peers

    FALMOUTH — Mo Mehlsak, editor of The Forecaster, received the 2010 Golden Quill Award for excellence in editorial writing June 26 from the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors. The winning

  • Proposed Cumberland County Charter on tour

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County Charter Commission will host a series of public hearings to gather feedback on a proposed charter that has been in the works for the past year and a half. County voters elected six members to the Charter Commission in November 2008; two more were appo...

  • Design selected for Dougherty Field skatepark in Portland

    PORTLAND — After more than four years of planning, the city's Skatepark Selection Committee has approved a state-of-the-art skatepark design to be constructed by a Missouri company. The committee, comprised of adults and youth BMX bikers and skateboarders, chose a design inspired by...

  • Aging pipes test Maine's water districts

    By approving referendum Question 5 on June 8, voters are giving the century-old water pipes beneath many of Maine’s streets a much-needed upgrade. Laid along narrow trenches cut by hand out of the bedrock, the cast-iron pipes that carry water to homes are much older than most water c...

  • Marsh Center needs volunteers

    SCARBOROUGH — The Maine Audubon's Scarborough Marsh Center has an urgent need for young volunteers, ages 14 and up, to assist with the store, canoe rentals, and odd jobs, as well as leading canoe and walking tours through the marsh. "It's a great opportunity for teenagers who are thi...

  • Topsham planners to continue cell tower review

    TOPSHAM — A controversial proposal to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood returns to the Planning Board Tuesday, June 29. The request from developer Mariner Tower, tabled last month for the third time in nearly a year, has spurred a petition among H...

  • Historic Water Street inn reopens in Brunswick

    The owners of Captain Daniel Stone Inn, John and Kim Verreault, and their sons Andrew, left and Jacob, gather for a June 22 ceremonial ribbon cutting on Water Street. The Verraults recently reopened the historic inn, capping an extensive $2 million renovation project to return the 200-year-old bu...

  • Shep Lee, car dealer, philanthropist dies

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Employees at Lee Auto Mall, politicians and others are remembering Shep Lee. Lee, 83, died Wednesday, June 23, at his Cape Elizabeth home of cancer. He was a groundbreaking car dealer, growing his father's Auburn dealership to 13 towns and cities. Born in Lewi...