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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. ...

  • Topsham Development hosts Feb. 23 forum

    TOPSHAM — The next Topsham Development community forum will run from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the first-floor meeting room of the town office. The forum will focus on community development challenges and opportunities. It will be televised on cable Channel 3.

  • Heart-healthy education

    Guidance counselor Gretchen McCloy, left, shares healthy eating techniques with teacher Morrigan Burns and other colleagues as part of the LetsGo.org 5-2-1-0 health inititiative last week at Cape Elizabeth Middle School. "The idea is that we should learn and implement healthy choices in our lifestyl...

  • Composites work pays off for Brunswick company

    BRUNSWICK — Bridge girders developed by Harbor Technologies won an ACE Infinite Possibility Award from the American Composites Manufacturers Association at their annual meeting and trade show. Harbor Technologies uses hybrid composite beam technology developed at the University of Ma...

  • Brunswick concert benefits Habitat, church

    BRUNSWICK — Musicians Jud Caswell and Matt Loosigian will headline a benefit concert Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church on 15 Pleasant St. Caswell has won eight nationally recognized songwriting contests, and his songs reflect his rural roots and love of Mai...

  • Portland police charge second man in Parkside murder

    PORTLAND — Police announced today that a second man has been charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Serge Mulongo. Mulongo, a 24-year-old from Portland, was fatally shot Feb. 10 at 218 Park Ave. Police Thursday afternoon arrested Moses Okot, 21 years old,...

  • South Portland city manager to present budget trimmed by $1.4M

    SOUTH PORTLAND — City Manager Jim Gailey is scheduled to present his preliminary budget to the City Council on Monday, Feb. 8, at the South Portland Community Center. Gailey said he is still working with department heads to finalize the proposal, so he didn't want to release details ...

  • Scarborough council paves way for 3 new businesses

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council took action Wednesday that will help establish three new businesses. Councilors also approved a $5.4 million public works and transportation municipal capital improvements budget and a $1.5 million education capital improvements budget. The...

  • Reduced role for library board clears 1st hurdle in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a plan to reduce the Library Advisory Board's oversight of daily operations at the city's two public libraries. The council also accepted more than $57,000 in grants from the state, including $32,000 to fix t...