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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. ...

  • Portland school chief a finalist for Kentucky job

    PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Emmanuel Caulk is a finalist for a school chief job in another state, the School Department announced Friday. If confirmed, Caulk would be leaving Portland to become superintendent of the 40,000-student Lexington, Kentucky, public school syst...

  • State cites Harpswell fire departments for workplace violations

    HARPSWELL — The state Department of Labor is proposing a $6,400 fine for alleged violations of occupational safety and health rules by the town's volunteer fire departments. Pamela Megathlin, director of the Maine Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Standards, on June 4 notified...

  • Climbing to the top of the Old Port

    Kaleb Hull, 10, of Brunswick, scales a climbing wall Sunday, June 14, on Exchange Street in Portland during the Old Port Festival.

  • Scarborough Town Council cuts $500K from school budget, sets June 24 hearing

    SCARBOROUGH — Town councilors believe they've found a compromise that will both reduce the tax burden and preserve services and programs in the fiscal year 2016 school budget. By a unanimous vote Wednesday, councilors approved the first reading of a $43.3 million school budget, ...

  • Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough to share school food services

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The town and Scarborough plan to combine school food services and share a nutrition director. Superintendent of Schools Meredith Nadeau told the School Board June 9 that Nutrition Director Paul Esposito will be working for both school departments this fall under a pl...

  • Cape Elizabeth board sends event-venue rules to council

    CAPE ELIZABETH —The Planning Board on Tuesday approved rules governing how residential properties may be used as for-profit event venues. It also OK'd a zoning map amendment that allows the Sprague Corp. to continue to rent property at Ram Island Farm for weddings and other events.

  • Cape Elizabeth Strawberry Festival returns

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The 7th annual Strawberry Festival takes place June 26 and 27. The Cape Farm Alliance is hosting the event, which features food, music, and family activities. There will be a lobster bak...

  • South Portland's Mill Creek plan prompts concern about housing affordability

    SOUTH PORTLAND — As the final draft of the Mill Creek Master Plan is polished before going to the City Coun...