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  • Kestrel CEO: Financing puzzle still coming together, not complete

    PORTLAND — Alan Klapmeier, chief executive officer of the startup airplane manufacturer Kestrel, Wednesday said the company has secured a new foreign investor and put some employees back to work at its Brunswick Landing facility. But he declined to share many details. “A...

  • RSU 5 board submits Freeport withdrawal proposal to state, seeks November referendum

    FREEPORT — The board of directors of Regional School Unit 5 on Wednesday sent the Freeport withdrawal agreement to the Department of Education, with the intent to have it on the local ballot in November. The School Board's unanimous vote to submit the agreement to Education Comm...

  • Venerable Art in the Park returns to South Portland; Knightville Street Festival debuts

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The annual Art in the Park Show & Sale at Mill Creek Park on Saturday, Aug. 9, turns 35 this year, and will be joined by the debut of what the city hopes will become an annual Knightville Street Festival. The city's signature free outdoor art show will displ...

  • Can new development rescue Brunswick plazas built for big-box stores?

    BRUNSWICK — When the Brunswick Naval Air Station shut down, thousands of consumers who supported businesses in the area disappeared.  At the same time, the country was in the throes of one of the worst economic recessions in history, crippling retailers and other businesses...

  • Former employees reincarnate Scarborough butcher shop

    SCARBOROUGH — After several idle months, a former butcher shop is coming back to life on Payne Road. But Zach Rockett, Ray Morse and Chad Parent, all former employees of The Meat House, say their new venture, Great East Butcher Co., owned by New Hampshire entrepreneur Tommy...

  • Maine Greens pick new candidate in South Portland House election

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Green Independent Party has a new candidate in the state House District 33 election. Former Green Party nominee Robert Klotz, of Whitehall Avenue, withdrew his candidacy in early July. He was replaced at a recent caucus of the South Portland Green Independen...

  • 'Night Out Against Crime' in South Portland neighborhood

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Redbank Village neighborhood will hold a block party Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the new Redbank Community Park to celebrate "America's Night Out Against Crime." In partnership with Target, the South Portland Police Department, the South Portland...

  • Economic impact of TD Beach to Beacon 10K not lost on Cape Elizabeth businesses

    CAPE ELIZABETH — With more than 6,000 runners expected at this year's TD Beach to Beacon 10K, along with thousands of supporters and spectators, some local businesses are looking forward to an annual influx of customers. The 17th annual race will be run Saturday, Aug. 2, startin...

  • 'The Tempest' actors pray for good weather in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — For his upcoming production of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest," director Al Miller hopes life doesn't imitate art.  "We're hoping it doesn't get rained out, but it's Maine for God's sake," Miller said at a rehearsal this week. "We'll give it a shot and hope ...

  • Gerzofsky, Priest to meet with constituents in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — State Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, and Rep. Charlie Priest, D-Brunswick, will hold public office hours on Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Little Dog Coffee Shop on Maine Street from 10 a.m.-noon.  Gerzofsky is serving his third term representing Senate District 10...