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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. ...

  • New schedule proposed for Portland high schools

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday, Dec. 9, will get a first look at a new, unified schedule for the city's four high schools. The proposed schedule would align school days at Portland, Deering, Casco Bay and Portland Arts and Technology high schools so the district can bet...

  • Portland assistant police chief to retire

    PORTLAND — Assistant Police Chief Joseph Loughlin is retiring at the end of December, concluding a 28-year career with the department. Loughlin, a published author, has said he'd like to teach and write more in his retirement. The New York native joined the department ...

  • Public Market House expands upward on Monument Square in Portland

    PORTLAND — Renovations of the second floor of the Public Market House on Monument Square have been completed and the building is looking for new vendors. Three new businesses have already leased space and planned to open this week. There is room for three or four more vendors, acc...

  • Plea agreement drops sex charges against firefighter from North Yarmouth

    PORTLAND — A plea agreement was announced Monday that drops misdemeanor charges of unlawful sexual touching and assault against a firefighter from North Yarmouth. Craig Rawnsley, 42, pleaded guilty to charges he violated conditions of release and disorderly conduct. He must pay ...

  • Teacher's aide faces misdemeanor charge for allegedly bringing gun to Portland school

    PORTLAND — The Cumberland County district attorney's office on Monday charged a former teacher's aide with a misdemeanor for allegedly bringing a firearm to Riverton Elementary School. Beth Bergeron, 49, of Harrison, is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday morning, Dec. 8, in Mai...

  • South Portland man faces manslaughter charge in death of Deering High School student

    PORTLAND — The driver in a September crash that left a teenager dead and several people injured has been arrested on a charge of manslaughter. Yannick Mulongo, 21, of South Portland, also faces three counts of aggravated elevated assault and a charge of operating under the influen...

  • Town Council gets preliminary plan for Pine Point beach access

    SCARBOROUGH — The town manager Wednesday introduced a working design for a controversial public area at Pine Point. The sketch by Terrance DeWann & Associates is the result of work by Town Manager Tom Hall's task force, a group made up of two Pine Point Residents Association membe...

  • Bath seeks grant for Centre Street improvements

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday evening to seek a $500,000 public infrastructure grant to help fund improvements on Centre Street. The $1.3 million project is planned to rehabilitate Centre Street between Bluff Road and High Street. Improvements would include ...