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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...

  • Bath Iron Works to lay off 67 workers by June 15

    BATH — Bath Iron Works President Jeff Geiger announced Monday that the shipyard would implement a series of temporary layoffs in multiple trades through the summer and fall due to a workload gap. Geiger said he cannot accurately predict the exact size and duration of the layoffs....

  • Brunswick base redevelopers contemplate capital campaign for marketing

    BRUNSWICK — As early as next summer, the redevelopers of Brunswick Naval Air Station could become landlords of parts of the 3,200-acre facility. The transfer of property will be an important step in the base's planned transition to the economic hub the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authorit...

  • Brunswick council postpones decision on train station lease

    BRUNSWICK — Citing a desire for public feedback, the Town Council on Monday postponed a decision that could make the town the master tenant of the train station and welcome center at the $23.5 million Maine Street Station project. Despite pushing the decision to its June 15 meetin...

  • Brunswick council juices grant application for power upgrade

    BRUNSWICK — In a decision that will likely disappoint some neighbors of a planned mixed-use development along Old Portland Road, the Town Council on Monday voted 8-1 to authorize a grant application that could upgrade power capacity to the site. The $50,000 Community Development ...

  • Brunswick voters to decide school budget on June 9

    BRUNSWICK — Voters will be asked to ratify a $33.4 million budget for the School Department on June 9.  The spending plan was adopted by the Town Council on Monday, but must be validated by voters under state law.  The school budget makes up 62 percent of the town's ...

  • Topsham selectmen asked to review Harpswell school consolidation

    TOPSHAM — Several residents opposed to the possible closing of the West Harpswell School are asking the Board of Selectmen to "conduct a detailed review" of the proposal. Their letter also asked the board to hold public hearings to discuss the matter – currently being...

  • RSU 1 meeting OKs $25M budget for voter referendum

    BATH — With voters asking only a few questions along the way, the Regional School Unit 1 fiscal 2010 budget coasted through Tuesday's district budget meeting, sending the $25 million plan to a June 9 budget validation referendum. The RSU budget shows an approximately 1 percent de...

  • High school reports probable case of swine flu; Brunswick cluster under scrutiny

    BRUNSWICK — The School Department confirmed Tuesday that a Brunswick High School student has a probable case of the H1N1 influenza, or swine flu. On Wednesday morning, the state Center for Disease Control said there may be at least four new cases of the virus among Brunswick-area ...