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  • Invasive green crabs creep back into Casco Bay

    FREEPORT — Despite cautious optimism earlier this year that midcoast mudflats would be spared, invasive European green crabs were apparently only waiting for warmer water to scurry back into the area and begin wreaking havoc on the shellfish industry. “Since the beginning of la...

  • Cure for the summer slide in Portland

    Nataly Mendez, a soon-to-be first-grader at Reiche Community School, joins her peers in a game of bouncing balls within a parachute Thursday during a Summer Success picnic at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. The event, which was hosted by Portland ConnectED, featured a free meal for children, tours...

  • United Way beats food collection goals

    PORTLAND — The United Way's Pantry Project more than doubled its food collection goals, the non-profit announced on Monday. The group collected 860 boxes of food since December, surpassing its goal of 400 boxes. The food was collected by placing specially branded boxes and shelves at...

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    Michele Bednarz of Portland crosses the finish line after the running portion of the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 15. The event attracted more than 900 participants and raised more than $900,000 for the Maine Cance...

  • Celebration to open Bayside Trail on Thursday

    PORTLAND — The city and trail advocates will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, Aug. 19, at the new Bayside Trail. The event begins at 4 p.m. at Elm Street Plaza off Marginal Way. The city, Portland Trails and the Trust for Public Land will officially open the 1.2-mil...

  • Freeport residents show interest in municipal, school boards

    FREEPORT — About a half a dozen residents have taken out nomination papers in the past two weeks for seats on the Town Council, Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors and Sewer District Board of Trustees. There are two seats available on the council: a three-year term in District ...

  • Portland pier owners drop bid to add recreational dock space

    PORTLAND — Reacting to a late-in-the-game outcry from fishermen, a group of wharf owners hoping to change the city's rules for waterfront use are dropping a request for increased space for non-commercial ship berths. "We dropped the 50-foot request because it was clouding the overall...

  • Portland council sends Charter changes to voters, quashes Peaks Island taxi competition

    PORTLAND — Voters will be asked in November whether they want the city to have an elected mayor. The City Council on Monday night put three Charter Commission questions on the ballot. It also told a teenage provider of taxi service on Peaks Island he has to play by the same ru... 1

  • Daily grind: A lot goes into the price of a cup of coffee in Portland

    PORTLAND — For most Americans, the cost of cooling off with an iced coffee has gone up this summer. Green coffee beans are commanding higher prices, forcing major manufacturers like J.M Smuckers, which owns national brands like Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts, to hike the price of t...

  • Construction bids lower than expected for Portland's cruise ship mega-berth

    PORTLAND — The bids are in and it appears that local tax dollars will not be needed to build the so-called mega-berth for large cruise ships at Ocean Gateway. Three companies submitted bids for the project, originally estimated to cost as much as $8 million. Paul Pottle, assis...