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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. ...

  • Construction company provides financing for reopening of Cookie Jar in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Great Falls Construction is not only rebuilding the the Cookie Jar bakery, it is also financing the rebirth of the Shore Road business. Todd Rothstein, project manager for Gorham-based Great Falls, said former Cookie Jar owners Donna and Tom Piscapo will still run th...

  • Collins' staff to offer local office hours

    PORTLAND — A representative of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, will hold office hours in Freeport, Pownal and New Gloucester on Monday, May 10. The Portland-based staffer will provide residents assistance on federal issues and will be prepared to answer questions on topics such as So...

  • Task force finds no dearth of liquor law violations in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Liquor lawbreakers beware: there's a new badge in town. A task force of police officers from Scarborough, Saco and Old Orchard Beach last week checked 43 businesses that sell or serve liquor in the three towns to see if they were properly checking identification and not...

  • 'What happens at Bowdoin ...' draws attention to college relationship with Brunswick police

    BRUNSWICK — It's Ivies Weekend at Bowdoin College. For many students that means music, house parties and the seemingly ubiquitous plastic cups and water bottles – the alcoholic contents of which are widely known, but best not flaunted, especially off campus. Student... 1

  • Grandfathering deadline nears under Harpswell sign ordinance

    HARPSWELL — Deadlines have been set for the town's new sign ordinance, including grandfathering for signs that complied with the old rules and those that didn't. Residents adopted a new ordinance at March Town Meeting, loosening some restrictions on signs businesses can erect, and es...

  • Baldacci signs bill to establish campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station

    BRUNSWICK — Gov. John Baldacci has signed a law that will help pay the start-up costs for a planned college campus at Brunswick Naval Air Station and grant the base's redevelopment authority the power to create an airport authority. The law will also help pay for municipal services a...

  • Bath-area School Board sends nearly $25M budget to voters

    BATH — The Regional School Unit 1 Board of Directors unanimously adopted a more than $24.8 million budget for fiscal 2011 on Tuesday. Now the spending plan is in voters' hands. A public meeting at Bath Middle School on June 1 will precede the budget validation referendum June 8....

  • AT&T goes live on Harpswell cell tower, Verizon next

    HARPSWELL — Local cell-phone users should finally be experiencing an improvement in coverage, thanks to the addition of another service provider on the town's cellular tower. According to town officials, AT&T earlier this month completed its equipment installation on the new towe...