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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...

  • The Iris Network: A support network more than 100 years old

    PORTLAND — Did you ever park at 189 Park Ave. for a Portland Sea Dogs game and wonder about The Iris Network? Did you know that Helen Keller hosted this agency’s first fundraiser in 1907? The Iris Network has a long history of innovation and commitment to its mission of helping... 1

  • Hands on at the Fire Department

    Scott and Meredith Rousseau and their kids Jackson and Caroline check out one of Falmouth's fire trucks during an open house Oct. 9 at Central Station on Bucknam Road.

  • Registrar of deeds: 2 seek Sagadahoc County post

    BATH — With Barbara Trott stepping down as Sagadahoc County registrar of deeds, Judith Stevens of Woolwich and Jennifer DeChant of Bath are running for the four-year office. Jennifer DeChant DeChant, 42, is married and has two children. She was chairwoman of t...

  • House District 60: Rematch for Topsham incumbent Prescott, challenger Tepler

    TOPSHAM — For the second time, Democrat Denise Tepler is challenging a re-election bid by Republican Rep. Kerri Prescott in state House District 60. Both of the candidates emphasized the importance of stimulating Maine's job sector. Kerri Prescott Presc...

  • House District 62: Firefighter, former legislator vie in Bath

    BATH — Former legislator Robert Winglass and Michael Clarke, a firefighter, are running for the state House District 62 seat vacated last spring by Bath Democrat Thom Watson. Watson was prevented by term limits from seeking re-election to the House. He left six months before the end ...

  • Falmouth churches plan next trip to Honduras

    FALMOUTH — Members of two churches planning a relief trip to Honduras next February recently hosted a woman from that country. Marisela Araujo, solidarity program director with the Honduras-based Christian Commission for Development, spent nearly 10 days speaking with students at Fal...

  • Freeport Town Council: 2 first-time candidates compete for at-large seat

    FREEPORT — Two local business owners who have never sought elected office are competing for an at-large seat on the Town Council. Henry "Chip" Lawrence III and James Hendricks are vying to replace council Chairman Bill Muldoon, who is not seeking re-election. Several other tow...

  • Portland Question 4: Should non-citizens have the right to vote?

    PORTLAND — Voters on Nov. 2 will be asked if legal immigrants living in the city should be allowed to vote on local issues, including the school budget and City Council elections. While proponents of Question 4 say allowing non-citizen voting is a way for legal immigrants to have mor...