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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...

  • Annual run benefits Yarmouth Food Pantry

    YARMOUTH — The fourth annual Pumpkin Run to benefit the Yarmouth Food Pantry will take place Saturday, Oct. 30. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. the day of the race at at the high school on West Elm Street. Participants can also register online at

  • Write-in volume may delay Cape Elizabeth election results

    CAPE ELIZABETH — In anticipation of a large number of write-in ballots for a seat on the School Board, Town Clerk Debra Lane said she may not have the results of the municipal election on Nov. 2. "My sense is that there are going to be a tremendous amount of write-ins," she told the ...

  • Close enough for comfort

    A wolf named Abraham stares down visitor John O'Brien on Monday afternoon in Falmouth, when Kent Weber and Tracy Brooks, from Mission Wolf in Westcliffe, Colo., visited Maine Audubon with five wolves and wolf-dog hybrids to give Mainers of all ages the opportunity to learn about and see the animals ...

  • South Portland, SMCC to train energy auditors

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday created a new energy efficiency training and weatherization program in conjunction with Southern Maine Community College. The council also waived the formal bidding process and approved $80,000 in emergency purchases for the Fire and Public...

  • South Portland Housing Authority gets record requests for aid

    SOUTH PORTLAND — In a sign of how the recession is affecting local residents, the South Portland Housing Authority reported a record number of families and senior citizens seeking subsidized housing. The agency opened its waiting list for public housing and Section 8 vouchers for fiv...

  • Yarmouth plans energy information meetings

    YARMOUTH — Maine Green Energy Alliance and the town are working together to help...

  • Correction

    An Oct. 14 story about a man killed in an ATV accident in Cumberland should have reported that only one person pulled the vehicle off the victim, who was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The Cumberland Police Department provided incorrect information.

  • Scarborough school chief retires early, for personal reasons

    SCARBOROUGH — Superintendent of Schools David Doyle has resigned as of Friday, Oct. 22, citing personal reasons. He will continue as a consultant to the School Department and be paid his regular salary and benefits through the end of December. "It was personal and time. I thin...