Articles by Will Graff

 
Passengers disembark from the Chebeague Island Ferry on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, on Yarmouth's Cousins Island.

Yarmouth opposition kills island ferry legislation

By Will Graff on March 27, 2013, at 10:47 a.m.

Administrators forced to take furlough days in proposed Freeport-area school budget

By Will Graff on March 27, 2013, at 10:45 a.m.
Workmen clear snow from a private parking lot on Myrtle Street on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013, in Portland, making way for cars carrying people coming to the Portland Symphony Orchestra's "A Night at the Movies" pops concert.

Federal aid little relief for southern Maine budgets buried by snow costs

By Will Graff on March 27, 2013, at 9:39 a.m.
Freeport Town Councilor Sarah Tracy

Tracy wins Freeport council seat in special election

By Will Graff on March 21, 2013, at 4:07 p.m.

Fort Williams Park fails to attract food vendors

By Will Graff on March 14, 2013, at 4:55 p.m.
POLL QUESTION

Cape Elizabeth bans ‘filthy, vile habit’ of chew tobacco for town employees at work

By Will Graff on March 14, 2013, at 12:33 p.m.
Passengers disembark from the Chebeague Island Ferry on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, on Yarmouth's Cousins Island. Draft legislation would allow the Chebeague Transportation Co. to create a nonprofit public transit district.

Island residents worry that ferry service will be empowered to take private land, subvert town rules

By Will Graff on March 13, 2013, at 12:04 p.m.

State to pay $100,000 per year to keep access to Cape Elizabeth park

By Will Graff on March 09, 2013, at 7:42 a.m.
A dock on the Royal River sits in the mud during a low tide last year. Yarmouth is in line for money to dredge its harbor, although it's unclear if the funding will come through.

Sandy relief funds could help Yarmouth dredge its diminishing harbor

By Will Graff on March 08, 2013, at 1:46 p.m.

Freeport Town Council endorses $17M high school renovation, opposes state budget cuts

By Will Graff on March 06, 2013, at 9:41 a.m.
Jameson Tavern, the downtown Freeport pub that first opened in 1801, suddenly closed "until further notice" on Friday, Feb. 15, 2013.

Freeport restaurant owner blames bad economy for closing Jameson Tavern

By Will Graff on Feb. 25, 2013, at 9:22 a.m.
Bob Lyman, executive director of Freeport Community Services, shows some of the overflow stock of food and other goods Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at the organization's Depot Street office. FCS has seen demand for its services spike in recent years, with more than 200 families a month served by a food pantry, about a 20 percent increase from 2009.

More and more, Freeport residents falling into poverty — and getting pushed out by town’s high cost of living

By Will Graff on Feb. 12, 2013, at 12:39 p.m.
An example of the ranked-choice ballot Portland voters saw when they went to the polls for the city's 2011 mayoral race.

Lawmakers team up in support of bringing ranked-choice voting to statewide races

By Will Graff on Feb. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m.
Rail upgrades for the expanded Downeaster train service left chunks of concrete debris and railroad ties along the tracks near the Upper Mast landing crossing in Freeport.

Downeaster construction debris may remain scattered along rail corridor until summer

By Will Graff on Feb. 07, 2013, at 1:34 p.m.

Dilemma continues over high environmental costs of Freeport athletic fields

By Will Graff on Feb. 06, 2013, at 10:52 a.m.
Kate Arno

Freeport council turnover continues with Arno’s unexpected resignation

By Will Graff on Jan. 22, 2013, at 11:17 a.m.
Passengers disembark from the Chebeague Island Ferry, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, on Yarmouth's Cousins Island. Draft legislation would allow the Chebeague Transportation Co. to create a nonprofit public transit district.

Yarmouth-Chebeague Island ferry service eyes public transit district status

By Will Graff on Jan. 16, 2013, at 3:05 p.m.
Plans for a proposed $16.9 million expansion of Freeport High School include a 31,000-square-foot addition. The Regional School Unit 5 board will vote Jan. 23 on whether to move the proposal to a June referendum.

$17M Freeport High School expansion plan could be ‘hard sell’ in other district towns

By Will Graff on Jan. 16, 2013, at 1:54 p.m.
Workers topple a tree to make way for the Shore Road path on July 5, 2012. The town spent about $165,000 more than expected on the project, which was dedicated in October 2012.

Cape Elizabeth walking path project runs $165,000 over budget, with flaggers costing most

By Will Graff on Jan. 10, 2013, at 12:09 p.m.
Eliott Thomas stands in front of his lobster boat, Tiffany, at his Yarmouth home on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. A new regulation requiring commercial fishing boats to be inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard was loosened in the latest Coast Guard Reauthorization Act.

Maine advocates criticize quiet rollback of commercial fishing boat safety rules

By Will Graff on Jan. 08, 2013, at 3:53 p.m.