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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. ...

  • Herbie wood for sale this weekend

    YARMOUTH — The Herbie Project will sell green and kiln-dried elm wood from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at

  • L.L. Bean Discovery School hosts overnight kayakand camping tours

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean's Outdoor Discovery School's kayak and camping trips will begin this July. Interested parties will be trained to paddle, and no experience is necessary. Groups will leave from the private paddling center on Casco Bay and the tour the nearby islands. Adventurers w...

  • Freeport Historical Society to host vintage baseball games

    FREEPORT — The Freeport Historical Society invites all children ages 6-10 to play a baseball game against the Essex Massachusetts Vintage baseball team on Saturday, June 26 at 11 a.m. The game will be played by rules from the 1860's.  Trophies from the Boston Red Sox 2004 and 20...

  • A Keen donation

    Artist Richard Keen recently created and donated a wall relief sculpture to the town of Topsham, where he resides. The sculpture will hang on a large wall in the municipal building stairwell. A former art teacher at West Harpswell School and at Mt. Ararat High School, Keen was awarded a $1,500 gr...

  • New roof could add up to $50k to People Plus renovations; Council Oks capital plan

    BRUNSWICK — The Town Council on Monday unanimously approved its five-year Capital Improvement Program, but not before learning that $50,000 could be added to the cost of renovating a building at 35 Union St. The building is the new home for People Plus, a retirement services provider...

  • History of Play on exhibit at Freeport Historical Society

    FREEPORT - The Freeport Historical Society will hold a summer long exhibit exploring the History of Play for children and adults. The exhibit will include toys, games and it...

  • Rotary, FairPoint chip in for signs to help emergency crews

    SCARBOROUGH — Drivers along Black Point, Broadturn, Payne and other busy Scarborough roads may notice new signs appearing over the next few weeks. The Scarborough Rotary Club and FairPoint Communications have teamed up with the police department and Police Explorers program to instal...

  • FAA concerns force base garden proponents to regroup

    BRUNSWICK — The group hoping to bring world-class botanical gardens and a park to Brunswick Naval Air Station is reshuffling its plans to acquire property at the decommissioning military facility. The