Articles by Will Graff

Chief Operations Officer for the Portland School District Peter Eglinton addresses the Ocean Avenue Elementary School PTO Thursday night, July 19, 2012 about potential overcrowding in the fall that may displace the art and music programs from their rooms.

Portland board approves partial redistricting to solve school crowding problems

By Will Graff on July 01, 2013, at 1:10 p.m.

Lightning ignites two house fires in Falmouth

By Will Graff on June 24, 2013, at 10:58 a.m.
Blair Currier, Portland School Department local food specialist, stands in one of the food preparation areas at the old Reed School Central Kitchen, in this December 2012 file photo. A new central kitchen is expected to open this fall at 92 Waldron Way.

Portland schools prepare to open new $3.2 million central kitchen

By Will Graff on June 18, 2013, at 5:46 p.m.
Fred P. Hall Elementary School in Portland.

$70 million Portland school upgrade plan now up to council, voters

By Will Graff on June 17, 2013, at 7:08 p.m.
Longfellow Elementary School in Portland.

No guarantee of state funding help for Portland school renovation plan

By Will Graff on June 05, 2013, at 12:10 p.m.

Transfer of former schools to developer costs Falmouth $71,000 more than expected

By Will Graff on June 05, 2013, at 10:50 a.m.

Portland School Board revises calendar to avoid Jewish New Year conflict; makes 1st teacher layoffs

By Will Graff on May 29, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.

Shellfish industry pins hope on Freeport research

By Will Graff, The Forecaster on May 21, 2013, at 6:15 a.m.
Longfellow Elementary School in Portland.

First day of school in Portland falls on Rosh Hashana

By Will Graff on May 08, 2013, at 3:22 p.m.
Joseph Han, an eighth-grader at Falmouth Middle School, on Wednesday morning with his artwork that was selected by Google for its Doodle 4 Google contest.

Falmouth 14-year-old a finalist to have artwork shown on Google home page

By Will Graff on May 02, 2013, at 11:20 a.m.
Freeport clammer Chad Coffin holds green crabs he caught with traps set in the Harraseeket River tidal area on Friday, April 19. Coffin resigned from the town Shellfish Commission on Tuesday, April 23, after the Town Council postponed appropriating money for a study to determine the impact of the predatory crabs on the clam population.

Head of Freeport shellfish task force resigns after council meeting

By Will Graff on April 26, 2013, at 11:59 a.m.
The Cape Elizabeth High School robotics team, Federico Giovine, Anthony Castro and Luke Dvorozniak, outside the Anaheim, Calif., Convention Center for the VEX Robotics World Championship last week.

Cape Elizabeth High School robotics team finishes among the world’s best

By Will Graff on April 25, 2013, at 5:06 p.m.

Court: Private cameras at ‘Secret Beach’ in Cape Elizabeth do not violate beachgoers’ privacy rights

By Will Graff on April 25, 2013, at 1:38 p.m.
Sarah Girouard, second from right, is surrounded by friends at Tufts Medical Center in Boston on Monday, April 15, after being treated for injuries from the Boston Marathon bombing. The bomb partially damaged her hearing and sent shrapnel into the right leg of the Northeastern University junior and 2010 graduate of Falmouth High School.

Shrapnel, blood and white noise: Falmouth woman injured in attack recalls explosion

By Will Graff on April 19, 2013, at 5:50 p.m.
Some 1,500 tiny predatory lady beetles, Sasajiscymnus tsugae, will be released Thursday, May 5, at Vaughan Woods State Park in South Berwick in an effort to control the invasive insect, hemlock woolly adelgid. An infestation has been found at the state park along a feeder stream at the park.

Predator beetles to be released in southern Maine parks to fight other bugs

By Will Graff on April 17, 2013, at 1:40 p.m.
Rosalie Baker-Brown of Yarmouth prepares to fire the starting gun at the 116th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 15, in Hopkinton, Mass.

Yarmouth woman who fired starting gun at marathon says ‘perfect day’ turned to ‘chaos’

By Will Graff on April 16, 2013, at 12:59 p.m.

Mt. Ararat High School grad describes ‘surreal’ scene near where bombs went off

By Will Graff on April 16, 2013, at 9:54 a.m.

Freeport aims to cut capital spending in half

By Will Graff on April 03, 2013, at 5 p.m.

North Yarmouth Academy to merge with Freeport school, offer younger grades for first time in near 200-year history

By Will Graff on April 01, 2013, at 1:51 p.m.
Letters, drawings, paintings and cards from friends, family and strangers surround Greg and Maggie Bokor at their home in Cape Elizabeth on March 15. Greg was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer last December. The Bokors are hosting a fundraising event on Saturday, April 27, 6:30-11 p.m.

Counting on ‘miracles’: Cape Elizabeth couple hit hard by recession, terminal cancer

By Will Graff on March 28, 2013, at 1:14 p.m.