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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. ...

  • Cooperative effort in Falmouth

    Gabrielle Cyr hands containers of detergent to her seventh-grade classmates from Falmouth Middle School, who worked bucket-brigade lines on May 21 to load food-drive products collected at OceanView. Donated items were then taken by school bus to the Falmouth Food Bank.

  • Memorial Day events in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Memorial Day activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a parade starting at Freeport High School on Hoolbrook Street. The parade will continue north on Main Street to School Street and down to the town park on Bow Street. There, the town ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with a...

  • Cape students prepare for mission to Guatemala

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Middle School Spanish teacher Susan Dana will lead a group of Cape Elizabeth High School students and five adults to Guatemala to volunteer for Safe Passage on June 20. Safe Pass...

  • Divided council sends Cape Elizabeth school budget to June 8 referendum

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council approved the fiscal 2011 school budget on Tuesday, May 25. The $20.7 million budget now goes to a citizen referendum on June 8. Chairwoman Anne Swift-Kayatta and Councilor Jessica Sullivan voted against the budget in the 5-2 decision....

  • Portland Jetport emergency exercise June 5 expected to cause traffic mess

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The northbound lanes of the Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 5, while emergency workers participate in a large-scale aviation emergency training exercise. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and expect delays....

  • Brunswick School Board weighs new proposal to save freshman sports

    BRUNSWICK — With parents and coaches still simmering from the School Board's decision to cut freshman sports from its fiscal 2011 budget, coaches and the high school athletic director have drafted a proposal to retain as many sub-varsity sports as possible. Meanwhile, the board's

  • All aboard in Brunswick: Maine Street Station visitors center opens for summer season

    BRUNSWICK — A new visitors center opened at Maine Street Station this week, marking the beginning of what project proponents hope will become a transit hub and marketing tool for local businesses and attractions. The center is owned by the town and subleased to the Brunswick Downtown...

  • Topsham taps Brunswick firefighter as next chief

    TOPSHAM — Brian Stockdale, a firefighter/paramedic with the Brunswick Fire Department, will become Topsham’s fire chief on June 3. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously May 20 to approve Town Manager Jim Ashe’s selection of Stockdale. He was a candidate chosen fro...