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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. ...

  • Dispose of unwanted meds Saturday at UNE in Portland

    PORTLAND — People who want to properly dispose of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications can bring them to the University of New England Portland campus this Saturday. The medication collection drive, sponsored by several groups including Portland Public Health and th...

  • Budget, hunting decision top North Yarmouth Town Meeting warrant

    NORTH YARMOUTH — Residents will vote line-by-line on the fiscal 2011 municipal budget at Town Meeting on Saturday, June 12. They will also decide whether to overturn a decision by the Board of Selectmen and open town land to hunting. Selectmen are recommending a $2.1 mill...

  • Lions Club celebrates 60 years of service in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Lions Club celebrated its 60th anniversary on May 27 at the Portland Country Club, with 87 people attending, including some international Lions Club members. "We wanted to make it big and special," Club member Polly Burke said. "We had a lot of past presidents...

  • Yarmouth Senior Housing gets $165K grant for renovations to Bartlett Circle community center

    YARMOUTH — Yarmouth Senior Housing was awarded a Community Development Block Grant to help renovate and expand the Bartlett Circle community center. Margaret Downing, president of Bartlett Circle, said the grant was awarded to the town on behalf of the non-profit organization.

  • Petition challenge fails, Freeport-Brunswick dispatch consolidation goes on

    FREEPORT — A petition that would have overturned a Town Council decision to consolidate emergency dispatch services with Brunswick has failed to attract the required signatures. Town Clerk Beverly Curry said only 446 residents signed the document by the May 26 deadline. The petition ...

  • Baldacci stumps in South Portland for bond proposals, SMCC campus at Brunswick base

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Gov. John Baldacci made an appearance at Southern Maine Community College Tuesday to champion a June 8 bond proposal that includes funding to establish a new campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station. The so-called Maine Advanced Technology and Engineering Center will be...

  • Portland planners mull reversing residential ban on 'working waterfront'

    PORTLAND — The Planning Board is entering the final stretch of its review of proposed changes to the Waterfront Central Zone, and at their last meeting members hinted they may delve into whether residences should be allowed in the zone. For more than a year, a dozen wharf owners have...

  • Memorial Day in Cumberland

    A young resident makes a connection with Cumberland's history at the dedication of a new Veterans Monument on Memorial Day at Moss Side Cemetery. The stone is the first phase of a project to honor all of the community's veterans.