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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. ...

  • WestFest fun in Portland

    West End neighborhood kids enjoyed a day of fun and games on Saturday at WestFest, a community celebration held on the grounds of the Reiche School in Portland. It featured rides in this horse-drawn carriage, face painting, a dunk tank, a blow-up slide, food, crafts and more.

  • Yarmouth budget drops 1%, tax rate increases 20 cents

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council voted 6-0 on May 13 to accept the proposed fiscal 2011 budget. The total proposed budget is $30.9 million, a reduction of $302,000, or nearly 1 percent. The school budget remains flat at $19.5 million, and the $10.5 million municipal budget is $279,00...

  • Falmouth council critic launches drive to recall chairwoman

    Falmouth council rejects curbs on speech FALMOUTH — Town councilors unanimously rejected rule changes Monday, May 24, that would have governed some types of public comment during their meetings. The vote came after the Maine Civil Liberties Union admonished the Town Council ... 2

  • Portland Arts, Cultural Alliance absorbed by city-created authority

    PORTLAND — A 25-year-old arts organization responsible for putting on First Friday Art Walk and other arts and cultural events has decided to become a subsidiary of a non-profit organization created by the city. Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance will continue to have its own govern...

  • Brunswick base airport heightens funding competition; redevelopment agency hopes to tap STAR account

    BRUNSWICK — The agency redeveloping Brunswick Naval Air Station is seeking a $1.3 million slice of a state fund already eyed for other transit projects, including expanded operations for the Amtrak Downeaster and airports currently undergoing modernization projects. The Midcoast Regi...

  • Portland police make arrest in Monument Square death

    PORTLAND — Police on Monday said a 20-year-old Gray man is responsible for a deadly assault in Monument Square early Sunday morning. William Googins turned himself in to police Monday afternoon. He was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the death of 24-year-old Eric B...

  • Proposed Portland charter changes ready for public review

    PORTLAND — The commission elected in November 2008 to review and recommend changes to the City Charter has come up with preliminary recommendations that include switching to a full-time, elected mayor and changing the name of the School Committee. The Charter Commission will hold a p...

  • Portland tightens restrictions on off-leash dogs

    PORTLAND — The city has made several changes to rules governing where and when dogs can run free, and where the pets are not allowed at all. Many of the changes are at the Eastern Promenade, a popular spot for dog owners to give their pets a chance to run off leash. Dogs are no longe...