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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. ...

  • Yarmouth's draft 2010 Comp Plan rolled out for public viewing

    YARMOUTH — A draft version of the 2010 Comprehensive Plan has been ...

  • Higher calling

    University of New England senior Katie Cormier stuffs insulation into a second floor crawlway, during a student-led work effort at a Habitat for Humanity house on West Street in Freeport on Feb. 25. Cormier was one of several UNE students that opted out of traditional Spring Break activities in o...

  • Legislators to Brunswick school officials: Prepare for the worst

    BRUNSWICK — The School Board met with the town's legislative delegation Feb. 25, a week after the board's chairman blamed the contingent for doing too little to curb an estimated $2.8 million cut in state aid. The work session was scheduled to discuss ways to deal with the projected ...

  • Morse High student's play takes stage at One Act fest

    BATH — A Morse High School student's play about a dying woman and her daughter is hitting the stage during the Regional One-Act Play competition this weekend. Madelaine Whalen's play, “Make Believe,” will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 5, at Windham High School. Whale...

  • Labor Dept. announces $2.5M in aid for Brunswick base workers

    BRUNSWICK — About 400 workers affected by the 2011 closure of Brunswick Naval Air Station will receive re-employment services, thanks to a $2.5 million grant awarded by the federal Department of Labor. The funds, awarded through the National Emergency Grant program, was touted by U.S...

  • Goodwill store on St. John Street to close March 20

    PORTLAND — As Goodwill Industries of Northern New England prepares to open its new flagship store in South Portland later this month, the nonprofit is also preparing to shutter its store on St. John Street in Portland. The news has some shoppers, who either cannot afford a car or can...

  • Balance sought to protect working waterfront during Portland Harbor rezoning

    PORTLAND — About 100 people turned out Tuesday night to hear a panel of marine industry and tourism experts discuss the competing needs facing the heart of Portland's waterfront. The panel discussion is the first of two meetings scheduled for this week, as the Planning Board consider...

  • Cumberland voters narrowly approve $4.5M bond to repair Route 88

    CUMBERLAND — By just 26 votes, residents on Tuesday approved a $4.5 million bond to improve Route 88, upholding a Town Council decision from last December. Voter supported the bond 941-915 during Tuesday’s referendum. Thirty-two percent of Cumberland’s registered vot...