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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...

  • SAD 51 approves flat school budget for May election

    CUMBERLAND — The School Administrative District 51 board approved a flat school budget to go to public vote in May. The $28 million budget includes recently controversial cuts, such as eliminating dean of students positions at the middle and high schools, but addresses many citiz...

  • New summer hours for dogs on South Portland's Willard Beach take effect May 1

    SOUTH PORTLAND — On Friday, May 1, the new summer restrictions for dogs on Willard Beach go into effect. Those restrictions have changed from previous summers when dogs were allowed to run off-leash between 6 a.m and 9 a.m. From May 1  to Sept. 30, off-leash access f...

  • Incoming school chief holds community forums

    PORTLAND — The incoming superintendent of schools will begin holding community forums this week to introduce himself and probe the community about its vision for Portland's public school system. James Morse, who will become Portland's superintendent in July, has already met with ...

  • Man shot by Portland police identified

    PORTLAND — Police Monday afternoon identified a 26-year-old city resident as the man officers shot and killed Saturday night. David Okot, a Sudanese immigrant who has lived in Portland for at least a decade, was killed on Weymouth Street in the Parkside neighborhood Saturday at 7:...

  • Update: Freeport Police say boy found on I-295 played a prank

    FREEPORT — Police say a boy found walking along I-295 this morning was playing a prank. Freeport Police Chief Gerald Schofield said the boy's prank "tied up a lot of people's time and resources," but that the situation could have been worse. The boy has be...

  • New Scarborough Wal-Mart opens this week

    SCARBOROUGH —The new Wal-Mart store in Scarborough will open to the public on Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 a.m., following a 7 a.m. grand opening and ribbon-cutting celebration featuring local officials and music from a Scarborough elementary school chorus. The 208,000-square-foot ...

  • Bath students need $40K for world competition

    BATH — Five Odyssey of the Mind teams from Bath schools are undergoing an odyssey of a different sort, aiming to raise $40,000 to allow them to travel to Iowa to participate in the program's 2009 World Finals. Odyssey of the Mind, a program that offers problem-solving opportuniti...

  • Cape Elizabeth landmark Jonesy's has new owner

    CAPE ELIZABETH — After more than 60 years of Jones family ownership, Jonesy's on Ocean House Road has been sold. The Mobil gas station and convenience store will remain open and retain its name under the new ownership of Bangor-based R.H. Foster. Gregg Jones, whose fat...