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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...

  • Portland's LearningWorks, Literacy Volunteers merge

    PORTLAND — Literacy Volunteers-Greater Portland announced last week that it has merged with West End-based LearningWorks. The two non-profits each offer literacy classes for adults. The merger will allow Literacy Volunteers to take advantage of the resources and infrastructure of the lar...

  • Portland police presents

    Eight local kids who had the best answers to the question "Why I want to go shopping with a police officer?" were selected from more than 100 applicants last week to participate in the second annual Shop With a Cop program, sponsored by the Portland Police Department and it's two unions. The officer...

  • Foundation seeks online votes for $10K grant

    PORTLAND — An award-winning after-school program for low-income and under-served middle school students in Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc counties is one of 50 finalists for a $10,000 grant. The grant winner will be chosen through an online poll on Facebook, which will accept votes t...

  • Portland Water District adopts budget, expects rate hike

    PORTLAND — Portland Water District trustees recently approved a $47.8 million budget for 2010 that includes a more than 3 percent mid-year rate hike. The $37.2 million operating portion is essentially the same funding as the current budget, spokeswoman Michelle Clements said in a pre...

  • Bay Ferries kills The Cat between Portland, Nova Scotia

    PORTLAND — Operators of the high-speed ferry known as The Cat announced today that they will no longer offer seasonal service between Maine and Nova Scotia. Bay Ferries Ltd. has operated the ferry between Portland, Bar Harbor and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, since May 2006. Service by The ...

  • City considers LEED building code, transit TIF

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Tuesday discussed creating a new program to fund an expansion of public transportation services and drafting an ordinance requiring some building projects to be certified as energy efficient.  Councilors met with representatives from the Main...

  • SEDCO board of directors has openings

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Economic Development Corp. has two openings on its board of directors. Interested applicants may download an application from SEDCO's Web site or t...

  • They're in good claws

    Maeve McQueeney strains her neck to look up at Crusher, mascot of the Maine Red Claws minor league basketball team, as he stops traffic for her, mom Jennifer and brother Finn on Wednesday afternoon outside Brown Elementary School in South Portland. During most of the school year, a brigade of volunt...