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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...

  • Portland begins work on cruise ship 'mega-berth'

    PORTLAND — Work on the much-anticipated cruise ship "mega-berth" at Ocean Gateway has started and the governor will be in Portland on Friday to visit the construction site. The 1,000-foot floating pier will be constructed at the end of the Ocean Gateway terminal on the city's Eastern...

  • Wait is over for Portland fans of Trader Joe's

    PORTLAND — "Two Buck Chuck," spiced dried fruit, frozen orange chicken, Trader Joe's Joe – it's all coming. This week. Trader Joe's is set to open its first Maine outpost Friday, following months of anticipation from the discount grocery store's local fans. "There have b... 1

  • Welcome to 'Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed'

    PORTLAND — A group of local filmmakers have created a series of short horror films just in time for Halloween weekend. The series, "Damnationland: The Way Life Should Bleed," will debut with two showings on Thursday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Patriot Cinemas' Nickelodeon in Portland and...

  • Soft opening set for Cracker Barrel in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The construction vehicles are gone, the staff has been hired, food suppliers are making deliveries and more than a cord of wood sits piled next to the single-story brown building, whose sign glows alongside of Interstate 95. It can only mean one thing.

  • Regional planning in southern Maine gets a $1.6M boost

    PORTLAND — Will the future of southern Maine be determined by sprawl, traffic snarls and environmental degradation? Or, will it resemble a thoughtful plan that emphasizes sustainability and quality of place? Those are the questions that regional planners in greater Portland wi...

  • Portland diner, delis targeted in Back Cove crime spree

    PORTLAND — Police are investigating a series of overnight burglaries at businesses in the Back Cove area. The break-ins are the latest crimes in an area where residents came together during the summer after what was perceived as an increase in home and vehicle burglaries. The residen... 1

  • Portland School Committee seeks its own CIP for facilities needs

    PORTLAND — The School Committee is lobbying the City Council to create an account separate from the city's for funding school facility improvements. School facility improvements are now included in a single line item in the city's Capital Improvement Plan, a $10 million allocation ty...

  • Legend in the making: Portland Ballet prepares 'Sleepy Hollow' world premiere

    PORTLAND — Black and red ribbons outline the cream-colored antique lace hand-stitched onto each of the 11 dancers' costumes hanging from a ballet bar in the back room of Portland Ballet's Forest Avenue studio. In the hallways, on the dance floor and in the dressing rooms, there's a f...