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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. ...

  • 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...

  • Deputies make arrest in Harpswell home invasion case

    HARPSWELL — Deputies from the Cumberland County and Sagadahoc County sheriff's departments on Wednesday arrested a 25-year-old Bowdoinham man in connection with a June 11 home invasion on Basin Point Road. Police say Michael A. Blasingame, of 137 Pratt Road, was arrested at his resid...

  • Falmouth Council sends town hall, library, community center plan to voters

    FALMOUTH — In addition to leadership, committee and liaison appointments, the Council discussed on Monday a proposal to move the town hall and library to the Lunt and Plummer-Motz school buildings. The meeting was the council's first since the June 8 election. In unanimous vot...

  • Waldo's burglary latest in string of local break-ins

    FALMOUTH — On June 20, police responded to report of a break-in at Waldo's General Store on Route 1. Police said the burglars stole cigarettes and cash from the registers at Waldo's and Super Scoops. The culprits also kicked in walls and doors.