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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. ...

  • 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...

  • South Portland High School commencement

    Members of the South Portland High School Class of 2010 cheer their graduation at the end of commencement on Sunday, June 6, in the school gym. Weather forced the ceremonies inside for the first time since 1998.

  • Scarborough holds name-the-park contest

    SCARBOROUGH — The town is seeking the perfect name for its newest park, currently under construction at Pine Point Beach. The town is holding a name-the-park contest to solicit suggestions from the public. The Town Council will then choose the winning name. Entries can be subm...

  • 50 days and counting

    As rush-hour traffic goes by on Broadway, protesters gather at Mill Creek Park in South Portland on June 8 to protest offshore oil drilling and BP's handling of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Tuesday was the 50th day of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

  • UPDATE: Condition worsens for North Yarmouth girl who was hit by car in Gray

    PORTLAND — A North Yarmouth teenager who was struck by a car June 9 in Gray was listed in critical condition again Tuesday morning, according to a hospital representative. Delilah Talon was initially listed in critical condition when admitted to Maine Medical Center in Portland ...

  • Scarborough Planning Board backs changes for Cabela's plaza

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board has recommended the Town Council approve a fifth amendment to the contract zoning agreement between the town and N.E. Expedition, the owners of the Cabela's plaza on Payne Road. The amendment would allow additional signs and drive-through restaurants,...

  • Scarborough students, historians launch website about town's past

    SCARBOROUGH — Thanks to the technology he helped make available to Maine school children, a launch party for the town's new historical website was visited by a special guest Tuesday evening. Former Gov. Angus King attended the Maine Memory Network's "They Called it Owascoag" website ...