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  • Officials concerned about spread of hemlock-destroying aphid

    HARPSWELL — State entomologists say a woolly adelgid infestation in Cundy's Harbor means the invasion of the hemlock-destroying aphid is farther north than ever and likely spreading. Officials with the state Fo...

  • 2 recommended for Portland school positions

    PORTLAND — The School Committee on Wednesday is expected to appoint two new school administrators. Superintendent James C. Morse Sr. is recommending Ira Waltz as the new principal of Deering High School and Hiram Sibley to fill the assistant principal position at King Middle School.

  • Saving trees to housing the needy: Fact-checking the Democratic candidates for Maine governor

    Editor’s note: Last of a two-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examining the campaign resumes of the candidates for governor. One takes credit for leading the fight to save the Maine forests. One takes credit for lowering M...

  • Highway headache

    Firefighters respond to a fully engulfed truck fire near Exit 22 on southbound Interstate 295 in Freeport shortly after 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 14. The driver of the truck, which is owned by Central Maine Disposal, escaped without injuries and said the flames apparently started in the cab's wiring. So...

  • Magical moment

    The fifth annual Mother-Daughter Princess Tea Party at the South Portland Community Center attracted more than 80 mothers, daughters and grandmothers last week, and found the princesses reaching excitedly for magic dust during a show by Dennis Labbe, a.k.a. Mr. Magic.

  • He rocks

    Roland Charles and his rocks attract a crowd of kids at the Environmental Fair at Dyer Elementary School in South Portland on May 7. The fair, recognizing the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, included exhibitors from local and state government and non-profit organizations.

  • Education alliance offers GPS, vernal pool programs in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — The Cathance River Education Alliance is offering programs on Global Positioning Systems and vernal pools this month. State forester Ken Canfield will discuss GPS at the Ecology Center on the Cathance River Nature Preserve from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15. He will ...

  • Trader Joe's files paperwork to open Portland store

    PORTLAND — Trader Joe's this week submitted an application to open a store in the former Wild Oats space on Marginal Way. The application, received by the city clerk's office May 10, says Trader Joe's would operate from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week, and sell beer and wine. ...

  • No charges, but debate continues over Republicans' behavior at King Middle School

    PORTLAND — The School Department will not seek criminal charges against a group of Republicans who allegedly rummaged through and removed material from a classroom at King Middle School. But School Committee member Sarah Thompson said she will ask Superintendent James Morse Sr. to me...

  • With school budget set, South Portland focuses on high school renovation bond

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Godin said the School Department will now focus on passing a bond to renovate South Portland High School after residents OK'd a $41.6 million school budget for next year. The School Board on Monday voted unanimously to ask the City C... 1