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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...

  • Inspiration to go green on display this weekend

    FALMOUTH — An open-house tour this weekend promises to be a showcase of energy efficiency and an inspiration to homeowners looking to reduce their energy bills by incorporating green building techniques. Sponsored by the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association as part of the Amer...

  • Brunswick base agency faces more questions about Oxford Aviation

    BRUNSWICK — Questions about Oxford Aviation's past and current business practices continue, even as the organization working to bring the private firm to Brunswick Naval Air Station on Monday assured residents and town officials that it is conducting due diligence. Members of the Mid...

  • Town to undertake heritage project

    CUMBERLAND — Cumberland and North Yarmouth have been awarded a grant for the towns to create a series of electronic presentations showcasing their history. A meeting to introduce the public to this Maine Community Heritage project will be held at the Cumberland Town Office at 6 p...

  • Opening day at the Cumberland County Fair

    Bianca Barker, 9, far left, watches the pig races Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Cumberland County Fari. Her pig, Bo, will be racing next.

  • Seasonal flu vaccinations rescheduled

    FALMOUTH — Because shipment of nasal sprayflu vaccine was delayed, the elementary school seasonal flu clinic was rescheduled for 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Falmouth High School community gym. In case it still has not arrived by that date, the back-up date is Tuesday, Oct. 13.

  • Falmouth to discuss excise tax, TABOR votes

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council Finance Sub-committee will present a report on the impacts of two statewide referendum questions to a joint meeting of the council and the Falmouth School Board. The committee will address the Motor Vehicle Local Excise Tax Amendment and Tabor II, both on t...

  • October brings fall festivals at Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Wolfe's Neck Farm will host some popular fall activities for members and friends, starting with the 13th annual Harvest Dance on Saturday, Oct. 3, and followed by the Family Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 17. In addition to the two special events, each weekend in Octobe...

  • Falmouth firefighters sharpen their skills

    Falmouth residents who drove down Lunt Road past the schools Monday evening, Sept. 28, might have wondered what was going on with two fire trucks parked in the Lunt School lot, a third in a driveway across the street and 50 firefighters in full gear milling around the area. Chief Howard Rice Jr. sai...