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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. ...

  • Planners seek community input on future of Portland's East Bayside neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Urban planners from across the nation will be in Portland next week to find out what kind of improvements the community wants to see in East Bayside. In February, Portland was selected as one of seven U.S. cities to win a grant from the American Institute of Architects to tran...

  • Harpswell voters approve $4M budget, pursuit of Brunswick border resolution

    HARPSWELL — For the second consecutive year, Town Meeting voters authorized the town to seek a review of its historical border with Brunswick. But unlike last year, voters on March 20 agreed to help pay for the effort, authorizing $2,500 to assist with legal fees and lobbying expenses to...

  • Bath Blarney Days

    Civilian and military personnel join forces in the tug o' war at Blarney Days in downtown Bath on Saturday, March 13.

  • Buy Local Scarborough hosts inaugural event

    SCARBOROUGH — A Buy Local Scarborough inaugural celebration will take place Tuesday, March 23,  at the Landing at Pine Point from 5-7 :30 p.m. Buy Local Scarborough started in November 2009 and now has 100 members. The organization released a Guide to Buying Local in Scarb...

  • Pretty in pink

    Bella Hall of South Portland, just 5 months young, is pretty in pink for volunteer Jessica Begley, photographer Dennis Griggs and big brother Aiden, right, during a casting call for the $500 Harold Alfond College Challenge at the Maine Mall on March 13. Organizers said 253 babies were photographed i...

  • Maine Arts panel starts listening tour in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Donna McNeil, director of the Maine Arts Commission, starts the Maine Arts Commission Listening Tour on Monday, March 22, at The Frontier Cafe with the first of a series of statewide meetings. The meetings are designed to gather information and feedback on the future dire...

  • Boosting local business

    Lynn DiBiase of Belissimo Hair Salon and Maria Little, whose family owns Fresh Look Cleaners enjoy the festivities that launched the South Portland Buy Local initiative on March 16. The Snow Squall restaurant was filled with local business represenatives displaying their products and services, and c...

  • Topsham man arrested after allegedly luring child into home

    TOPSHAM — A Winter Street resident arrested Monday, March 15, on a charge of criminal restraint after allegedly enticing a 5-year-old girl into his apartment will undergo psychological evaluation. Stuart Bull, 39, allegedly lured the child into his Whispering Pines apartment at ...