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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...

  • Writer to discuss 400 years of kitchens

    BATH — The Winter Street Center will host a lecture Sunday, Oct. 17, on how the American kitchen has evolved over the past 400 years. Nancy Carlisle will draw on the book she recently co-authored with Melinda Nasardinov, "American's Kitchens," to describe the social and technological...

  • Tedford to run Warm Thy Neighbor

    BRUNSWICK — The Tedford Shelter announced it has taken on administration of the Warm Thy Neighbor community home heating assistance program. The program, which will be part of the shelter's homeless prevention work, was established by Sallie Smith five years ago to respond to the ris...

  • Red Robin restaurant planned in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — The Planning Board has asked for minor changes to a site plan presented Tuesday night by the Colorado-based Red Robin Gourmet Burgers chain for a restaurant planned across from Walmart on Gallery Boulevard. Planning Director Dan Bacon said the engineering changes would ...

  • Cape council approves $40K Fort Williams plan update, study

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council unanimously approved spending up to $40,000 to update the Fort Williams Master Plan and to develop a study of the park. The funds will be appropriated from the general fund undesignated surplus for the Fort Williams Capital Fund. Councilors ag...

  • Secondhand dealers may need local permits in Scarborough

    SCARBOROUGH — Anyone buying used personal items to sell may soon have to obtain a permit from the town if a new secondhand dealer's ordinance is approved by the Town Council. The ordinance, which mirrors state law, would require every business that purchases used personal property wi...

  • Cape Elizabeth School Board election attracts 2nd write-in candidate

    CAPE ELIZABETH — A second resident has launched a write-in campaign for a seat on the School Board. Michael Moore, 39, of Manter Street, is a self-employed investment analyst. He graduated from the University of Georgia, is married and has three children. Moore is a member of ...

  • South Portland bond: Voters asked to borrow $41.5M to fix high school

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked to borrow $41.5 million to renovate and expand South Portland High School. The bond is being sought because there is no state funding to address

  • South Portland City Council: 4 candidates seek 2 at-large seats

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There are four candidates competing for two at-large seats on the City Council. Incumbent Tom Blake is finishing his first, three-year term on the council and is seeking re-election. Councilor Linda Boudreau cannot run because of term limits. Residents Albert ...