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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. ...

  • Brunswick voters pass $36.5 million school budget

    BRUNSWICK — Brunswick voters passed the $36.5 million school budget Tuesday night, with 779 voting for it and 490 against. The referendum drew a turnout of 8 percent of registered voters. "We are appreciative of the support we see in the community for the school budget," ...

  • South Portland voters approve $46 million budget, low turnout reported

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters approved a $46 million school budget Tuesday, 379-231. Of the near 19,000 registered voters, 610—approximately 3 percent—cast ballots. The school budget represents a 3.5 percent increase from this year. It includes nearly $3.7 million f...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters OK $33.8M school budget

    CUMBERLAND — School Administrative District 51 voters on Tuesday gave final approval to a $33.8 million budget. The fiscal 2016 spending plan, which passed 506-376, was initially supported by Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters at a town meeting-style gathering May 14. Cumber...

  • Voters approve Falmouth school budget by 4-1 margin

    FALMOUTH — Voters overwhelmingly supported the nearly $33.2 million school budget, 890-224. The school budget represents a 4.69 percent expenditure increase, and the school portion of the property tax rate will increase to $11.08 per $1,000 of assessed value, compared to this year's ...

  • Open Falmouth Town Council seats go to Farber, Kitchel

    FALMOUTH — Voters have backed Council Chairwoman Karen Farber and former councilor Edward Kitchel for the two open Town Council seats. Farber was elected to her second term with 834 votes. Kitchel, who served on the Council from 1997 until 2003, received 768 votes. John Winslow, a th...

  • Yarmouth hires principal from Gray-New Gloucester

    YARMOUTH — Eric P. Klein has been hired as the next principal at Yarmouth High School. Klein, who has been principal at Gray-New Gloucester High School since 2010, will start in Yarmouth on July 1.

  • Freeport hopes meeting will explain tree-clearing along I-295

    FREEPORT — Maine Department of Transportation officials will be at next week's Town Council meeting to talk about the department's clear-cutting of trees along Interstate 295. Town Manager Peter Joseph said he's not sure what MDOT plans to say or if the officials will take questions ...

  • Frosty's grows in Brunswick

    National Donut Day on June 5, appropriately, also marked the grand opening of Frosty's Donuts' commercial bakery at Brunswick Landing, where the chance to make their own doughnuts was a hit with Russell Taylor, left, Caragh Beasley, Audrey Beasley, Aoife Beasley and Aidan Beecher. Frosty's was op...