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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. ...

  • Falmouth events aid Habitat for Humanity

    FALMOUTH — Habitat for Humanity is is hosting two fundraisers in the area this week. The first will be a teachers-versus-students basketball game at Falmouth High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Fifteen FHS seniors will take on their teachers with Habitat for Humanity volunteers...

  • New bandstand planned for Mill Creek Park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Bands performing during the 2010 season of the Mill Creek Concerts in the Park will soon have a new stage. On Monday night, the City Council awarded a $65,000 contract to Uncommon Kitchen an...

  • Falmouth seeks nominations for top citizen

    FALMOUTH — The town is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award. Nominations require a letter of up to 500 words that outlines the reasons the person should be considered. Nominations will be judged by the Town Council on the basis of contributions to community ...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about Falmouth School Board candidates misspelled the last name of David Snow.

  • Hunger prevention starts here

    Bowdoin College freshman Mariya Ilyas, of Virginia, anchors the human chain Tuesday that delivered 1,200 cans of food from the college to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program in Brunswick. College students and staff, public school students and members of the community participated in the project ...

  • Hammond Lumber Co. buys Downeast Building Supply

    BRUNSWICK — Downeast Energy this week announced it is selling its building supply business to Hammond Lumber Co. of Belgrade. The sale means Downeast Building Supply at 30 Spring St. will become Hammond Lumber Co. on Monday, May 10. The store's current staff of more than 30 employees...

  • 'The Elephant Man' comes to Morse High School in Bath

    BATH — A tale of tragedy, torment and triumph takes to the stage at Morse High School next weekend with “The Elephant Man.” Directed by English and drama teacher Kevin O’Leary, the Bernard Pomerance play is based on the true story of Briton Joseph Merrick, the ...

  • Topsham Planning Board again tables cell tower proposal; petition challenges project

    TOPSHAM — For the third time in nearly a year, the Planning Board on Tuesday tabled a proposal to build a cellular communications tower in the Heights neighborhood. Opponents of the tower have also started circulating petitions to block the project and others like it. Tue...