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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. ...

  • 5 candidates for 3 seats on Falmouth Town Council; 4 seek 2 School Board seats

    FALMOUTH — The April 26 deadline to turn in nomination papers for local elections revealed a few surprises and some expected candidates tossing their hats into the ring. There are three seats up for grabs on the Town Council and two seats available on the School Board, all with three...

  • Improvements to northbound I-295 to begin in May between Portland and Freeport

    PORTLAND — The Maine Department of Transportation announced Monday that improvements to a nearly 10-mile stretch of northbound Interstate 295 will begin in mid-May. Bradford Foley, DOT highway program manager, said the $8.4 million project will begin near the Portland-Falmouth l...

  • Deering High School students present solar panel initiative

    FALMOUTH — Students from Deering High School in Portland are working to save their school money and do their part to reduce global warming and the country's dependence on foreign energy. At a celebration of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 at the Gilsland Farm Audubon Ce...

  • CEEF seeks award nominees

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2010 Thompson Award through May 15. The award goes to a school faculty or staff member who goes beyond their requirements to mentor and guide students. The community is invited to partici...

  • South Portland teenager arrested on drug charges after high-speed chase

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Police were led on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning while investigating a suspicious vehicle in Ferry Village. As a result, the 18-year-old driver, Zachary Burns, was arrested on multiple charges, including operating under the influence of drugs and traffic...

  • Runners answer SOS

    Doug Kennedy of Harpswell and his dog, Mauka, cross the Swinging Bridge during the 7th annual Save Our Swinging Bridge 5K on April 18. Runners ages 7 to 73 entered the event, which crosses the 118-year-old suspension bridge that connects Topsham and Brunswick.

  • Arts Night to highlight student creativity in Cape Elizabeth

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The fourth annual Arts Night will take place Thursday, April 29, from 6-8 p.m., giving students the opportunity to showcase their talents in painting, poetry, film and live music.  This will be the second year students in both Pond Cove Elementary School and Cap...

  • Sagadahoc Dems to hold gubernatorial forum

    BATH — The Sagadahoc County Democratic Committee will host a forum for all five Democratic gubernatorial candidates at the Bath United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Sen. Seth Goodall, D-Richmond, will moderate the forum, which will provide ...