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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 Board of Selectmen candidates agree on referendum questions

    TOPSHAM — They may be separated in age by nearly 50 years, but Donald Russell and James Morris expressed similar thoughts on several questions posed to them during a public forum on Wednesday, including their opinions on two controversial state referendum issues. The one-hour fo...

  • Bath police investigate robbery at Cumberland Farms

    BATH — Police are looking for the man who robbed a Route 1 convenience store Monday night, Oct. 19. Officers responded to an alarm at Cumberland Farms at 10:30 p.m. They said the suspect is a white male in his 40s and between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, with a slender build. He ...

  • Topsham selectmen approve amended language for Swinging Bridge warning sign

    TOPSHAM — The Board of Selectmen unanimously approved amended language Oct. 15 for a multi-purpose warning sign that will stand near the Swinging Bridge to discourage swimmers. Initial draft language, provided by Nancy Randolph, secretary treasurer of SaveOurSwingingBridge.Org, ...

  • Well-known Brunswick resident dies in single-car crash

    BRUNSWICK — A Brunswick native known by police and town councilors alike died Tuesday night after his 1993 Chevrolet van struck a tree on Woodward Point Road. Police found Alvah Luce, 62, of Harpswell Road, in his vehicle around 8 p.m., about a quarter-mile from his camp on Chase Lan... 1

  • Board sends Comp Plan to Cumberland council

    CUMBERLAND — The Planning Board voted Tuesday sent a new draft Comprehensive Plan to the Town Council "with enthusiastic recommendation," Town Planner Carla Nixon said. A few changes are still to be incorporated into the document, such as the encouraged use of alternati...

  • Family Fall Festival in Freeport

    Caroline Davis and Thomas Bartlett, both 2, of Falmouth, take a "test drive" on a John Deere tractor during the Family Fall Festival at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport on Saturday, Oct. 17.

  • Textile Day in Falmouth

    Mae Causey, 7, left, and her sister Ada, 9, show off their finger knitting skills on Saturday, Oct. 17, Textile Day at Falmouth Memorial Library.

  • Environmental group could win $2,500 in vote at Freeport store

    FREEPORT — Voting will end Saturday, Oct. 24, in the second annual Voice Your Choice campaign to award a local environmental group up to $2,500 in grant money. Free...