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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...

  • Land trust uses grants for trail development, GIS mapping

    BATH — The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is using nearly $15,000 in grants it recently received to support its conservation program. That program focuses on land protection, education and stewardship to ensure the future of the Kennebec Estuary, as well as to promote the estuary's ...

  • Summer events wrap up at Topsham library

    TOPSHAM — A summer of adventure and entertainment organized by Topsham Public Library and the Parks and Recreation Department wraps up next month in the Highlands Room of the library at 25 Foreside Road. The 98-minute movie "Race to Witch Mountain" will be screened at...

  • Nomination papers for South Portland elections available at City Hall

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Residents interested in running for elected city offices may pick up nomination papers at City Hall, 25 Cottage Road. City Council seats representing District 3 and District 4, and School Board seats from District 3, District 4 and District 5 are up for grabs in N...

  • Correction

    A story in the July 24 edition of The Forecaster should have said nomination papers are available in Brunswick for the District 3 School Board seat now held by Eileen Murphy.

  • Bath police, volunteers receive national award

    BATH — The Police Department and Community Policing last month received the National Neighborhood Watch Award of Excellence. The National Sheriffs Association presented the award jointly with the Bureau of Justice Assistance at the NSA 69th annual conference in Fort Lauderdale, F...

  • South Portland, Freeport exits on southbound I-295 close for repairs

    PORTLAND — Motorists in Portland, South Portland and Freeport can expect detours at two exits on Interstate 295. The Department of Transportation has closed the Exit 4 southbound on-ramp from the Veterans Memorial Bridge in South Portland through Tuesday, Sept. 15, while construction ...

  • Eat in Yarmouth for a good cause: Restaurants to donate proceeds to Bartlett Circle

    YARMOUTH — In an effort to help Bartlett Circle senior housing raise the money it needs by September for safety improvements, nine local restaurants are donating proceeds from special promotions in August. Sandra McCatherin, manager of Bartlett Circle, said she and the fundraising committee...

  • South Portland City Council balks at putting health-care benefit to voters

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Even though there doesn't appear to be enough support to put taxpayer-financed health insurance for councilors to voters in November, the City Council on Monday, Aug. 3, will publicly discuss the benefit that costs about $70,000 a year. At a workshop July 27 at th... 2