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  • Ethical questions swirl around Brunswick councilor's zoning vote

    BRUNSWICK — Actions by four-term Town Councilor David Watson have raised questions about whether he violated the council's ethics policy by voting on a request to rezone a parcel of land partially owned by his cousin, contractor Ted Crooker. At a June 21 public hearing, Watson m...

  • 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...

  • Pumpkin festival scheduled for Oct. 30 at L.L. Bean

    FREEPORT — The eighth annual Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival will take place at L.L. Bean on Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be live music, pumpkin carving, a whoopie pie eating contest, costumes, prizes and other activities. Children can explore a Pumpkin House and see thousands of jac...

  • Falmouth councilors delay vote on library; residents criticize process

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council delayed a vote Monday on the library space needs resolution after a consultant's final report came in late on Oct. 22, after the council agenda was published. The report by consultant Nolan Lushington presented a recommended range of net usable space to ad...

  • Ben & Jerry's gets the boot in latest L.L. Bean plan for downtown Freeport

    FREEPORT — L.L. Bean has submitted a plan to the Project Review Board to demolish the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream shop on Main Street and creating a pedestrian plaza with brick walkways, landscaping and seating.  The proposal includes building a new, 1,300-square-foot Ben & ...

  • Cumberland council sets hearing for moratorium on gravel pits

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted Monday to hold a public hearing Nov. 8 on a proposed 180-day moratorium on gravel pits and water extraction sites. The discussion was scheduled after Elvin Copp and his son, Randy Copp, said they intended to seek a permit for a pit on land Elvin ow...

  • Yarmouth council sets final Comp Plan vote for Dec. 2

    YARMOUTH — The Town Council held a second public hearing on the 2010 draft Comprehensive Plan and completed the review process on Thursday, Oct. 21. Councilors are expected to hold a final public hearing and vote to adopt the plan in early December. The plan was presented to t...

  • Portland police arrest 2 in series of assaults

    PORTLAND — Police have arrested two men who allegedly assaulted several people downtown Monday night. David Brochu, 22, of Windham, and Christopher Conley, 22, of Portland, were arrested early Tuesday morning on charges of assault and robbery. Brochu was also charged with terrorizing...

  • Rail deliveries to disrupt Portland traffic

    PORTLAND — Delivery of rails for the upcoming Amtrak Downeaster service expansion to Freeport and Brunswick is expected to cause traffic delays at railroad crossings in the city on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 27 and 28. The delays are expected on Riverside Street near Washington Ave...

  • Portland residents eye educational reuse of Nathan Clifford School

    PORTLAND — With the new Ocean Avenue Elementary School scheduled to open in January, the School Committee is preparing to transfer ownership of the Nathan Clifford Elementary School to the city.  While the city has yet to start the process for determining the future of the more ...