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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. ...

  • Relay for Life a time of celebration, solemnity in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Hope and cure were more than buzzwords for those participating in the South Portland Relay for Life last weekend. They were words to live by. More than 1,000 people we...

  • Portland agency seeks hosts for exchanges that benefit students, families

    PORTLAND — When Quy Nguyen-Dinh was looking for a country in which to study abroad, he chose the United States, partly because of a popular reality show in his home country of Germany. "It was awesome," Quy said. "It looked like so much fun." But shortly after arriving in Augu...

  • Hooping it up in Portland's Old Port

    Olivia Bedecs-Atkins, 4, of Yarmouth, tries out Hula Hooping at the Old Port Festival in Portland on June 13. Fog and a few drops of rain interrupted, but the city streets still filled up with crowds drawn by the food, fun and entertainment.

  • Sheriff's Department investigates Harpswell home invasion

    HARPSWELL — Police are confident they'll find the man who invaded a Basin Point Road home on Friday, June 11. According to Chief Deputy Kevin Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, a young man wearing ski mask and armed with a knife forced his way into the home of a 77-...

  • Portland councilor contemplates reviving Portland sex offender restrictions

    PORTLAND — An ordinance prohibiting sex offenders from living near schools and other public places frequented by children was shot down in committee this week, but the issue may not be dead. Councilor Dory Waxman, who sponsored the ordinance, said the issue of sex offenders living ne...

  • Bath church offers Vacation Bible School

    BATH — The United Methodist Church at 340 Oak Grove Ave. will host a Vacation Bible School the week of July 19-23. This program is for children age 5 to 12 and runs each day from 9 a.m. to noon. It will feature games, crafts, stories, outdoor activities and snacks. Call t...

  • Downtown committee to hold work sessions

    BRUNSWICK — The committee overseeing a comprehensive vision document for the downtown area will hold a series of workshops beginning June 15. The work sessions are sponsored by the Project for Public Spaces, an international non-profit. The sessions will focus on several issues, incl...

  • Testing the waters

    The Spruance, the 33rd Arleigh Burke Class guided missile destroyer to be built by Bath Iron Works, gets in the water for the first time on Sunday, June 6, after being christened the day before. The ship is named for Adm. Raymond A. Spruance, who commanded the aircraft carrier battle group at the...