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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. ...

  • Meal on the go

    Karen Ela from Back Street Bistro won first place in the Wait Staff Challenge for her seating, serving, and racing through the maze agility and time at the Taste of Brunswick June 19. In addition to some fun competition, the event was a chance for Brunswick restaurants to showcase their cooking.

  • Bath celebrates 38th annual Heritage Days July 2-5

    BATH — The City of Ships rings in Independence Day weekend again this year with its 38th annual Heritage Days celebration. The downtown event begins Friday, July 2 and will feature an assortment of games, music and crafts, as well as its crowd-drawing parade. Heritage Days wraps...

  • Students create art for new school building

    FALMOUTH — The students at Lunt and Plummer Motz schools have been working diligently this year, not only on their math and reading skills, but also on their tiles. Art teachers Katie Hall and Bonnie Taylor, and Artist in Residence Nanci Kahn, helped each class choose a theme for the...

  • How sweet it is: Cumberland woman breathes freely with new pair of lungs

    CUMBERLAND — Last month Kristy Smith took the sweetest breath of air she’s ever enjoyed. The 33-year-old Cumberland woman had finally become fully conscious after spending a month and a half in a drug-induced coma, plus the weeks of heavy sedation that followed. Waking up ...

  • Yarmouth garden feeds students' appetite for learning

    YARMOUTH — What started as a way to provide students with a healthy, homegrown school lunch, has evolved into a learning device for the community and the Yarmouth School district. Now in its third year, the

  • Revamping the Grange in time for a bean supper

    FREEPORT — This is a summer of new beginnings for the Northern New England conference of Seventh Day Adventists. Instead of their annual camp meeting at Pinetree Academy, this year the group decided to give back to the community they have been coming to for so long. After asking loca...

  • Freeport's Flag Lady nominated for energizer award

    FREEPORT — Elaine Greene of the Freeport Flag Ladies is one of 100 semifinalists in the running to become the next inductee to the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame.

  • COPS seeks new crop of citizens

    CUMBERLAND — It happens to many drivers.  Cruising down a nice long stretch of freshly-paved road, not paying attention to their speed while listening to their favorite song. Suddenly, out of the corner of their eye, they spy a police cruiser lurking behind a bush or street sign...