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Even in retreat, green crabs confound Maine shellfish industry


BRUNSWICK — New state rules that loosen restrictions on commercial harvesting of European green crabs went into effect last week, part of an effort to curb the voracious invasive that has wreake [...]

Unsung Hero: Walt Stinson, a good Scout


PORTLAND — Walt Stinson was not a Boy Scout as a lad because Clinton, the rural Maine town where he spent his childhood, had no troop. Today he is on the board of directors of the Pine Tree Coun [...]

Record-setting MS Harborfest in Portland


Lobster boats Miss Karlee and Isla Dawn fight for the first place in a race Sunday, Aug. 17, during the 33rd annual MS Harborfest in Portland Harbor. Sue Tidd, development director for the Greater New [...]

Top Stories

  • Scarborough wrestles with rising cost of school sports, clubs

    SCARBOROUGH — Athletic and activity fees didn't have the School Board votes for an increase this year, but the School Department athletic director still believes something must be done to address shortfalls in funding for sports and clubs.  The School Board voted 4-2 on Aug...

  • Brunswick police, firefighters rescue woman who jumped from bridge

    BRUNSWICK — Police pulled a woman from the Androscoggin River late Tuesday afternoon after she jumped from a bridge in an apparent suicide attempt. Maine State Police notified Brunswick police at 5:43 p.m. that a woman called 911 from the Androscoggin Swinging Bridge and told them sh...

  • Candidates emerge in Scarborough, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth

    SCARBOROUGH — Candidates vying for public office in Scarborough, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth are already gearing up for Election Day. Nomination papers are now available in Scarborough for three seats on the Town Council, two seats on the School Board and one seat on the S...

  • Cape Elizabeth High School gym floor goes 'green' after flood

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A new, environmentally friendly floor is being installed after the high school gymnasium floor sustained major water damage. The new flooring, made by Connor Sports Flooring, has a surface of maple harvested from sustainable forests and a substructure of recycle...

  • Brunswick storm repairs could cost at least $100K

    A section of River Road at the bottom of Rocky Hill, which was washed out when a culvert failed during intense rain storms Aug. 13. The cost to repair damage to three town roads could be at least $100,000.

  • Intense campaign expected on South Portland pot question

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters, who will decide Nov. 4 whether to legalize recreational marijuana in the city, can expect to be wooed in the weeks leading up to Election Day.  The City Council on Monday unanimously put a citizen-initiated measure on the Nov. 4 ballot to legalize p...

  • Expect delays Thursday, Friday on Martin's Point Bridge

    PORTLAND — Construction of two pedestrian and fishing extensions on the new Martin's Point Bridge will cause traffic delays Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Project spokeswoman Carol Morris said placing the concrete for the areas will require restricting traffic to one alternat...

  • Brunswick picks 2 finalists for town manager job

    BRUNSWICK — The town's interim manager and an Aroostook County city manager are the two finalists for the job of Brunswick town manager.  In a statement released Tuesday morning, Town Council Chairman Benet Pols identified John Eldridge, Brunswick's long-time finance direct...

  • Every day is now drug take-back day in Freeport, Yarmouth and Cumberland

    FREEPORT — After seeing an increase in prescription drugs turned in at semi-annual take-back events, Cumberland County officials have installed public boxes to give people more chances to turn in unwanted drugs. Prescription drug take-back boxes were installed Tuesday at police ...