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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...

  • TEDx event showcases innovative ideas

    BRUNSWICK — Organizers of TEDxDirigo announced a final call for applications to attend the first TEDx conference in Maine on Sunday, Oct. 10. The independently produced event, operated under license from TED, will be held at the Frontier Cafe, Cinema & Gallery in the Fort Andross...

  • House District 123: Myrick challenges incumbent Eberle

    Incumbent Democratic Rep. Jane Eberle is seeking a fourth term in House District 123, which represents parts of South Portland and Cape Elizabeth.

  • New windows likely for asbestos-plagued Scarborough school

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council is expected to hold a special meeting next week to appropriate funds for 28 new windows at the Wentworth Intermediate School. The windows will replace one set of windows per classroom that are being kept closed due to concerns about asbestos. The...

  • Bath council delays decision on expanding campaign sign limits

    BATH — The City Council tabled a proposed ordinance amendment Wednesday that would have broadened the amount of time political and campaign signs are allowed on private property. The current ordinance says political signs cannot be posted on private lots more than six weeks before an...

  • South Portland bans use of pellet guns, slingshots in public

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Monday voted 6-1 to ban the use and open display of pellet guns, slingshots and bows and arrows in public places. The ban does not include the use of the non-lethal weapons on private property. The ordinance makes it a civil offense to use ...

  • 3-time candidate launches write-in bid for Cape Elizabeth School Board

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Frederic K. Sturtevant has launched a write-in campaign to fill a vacant seat on the School Board. There are two seats up for grabs on Nov. 2, but only Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig returned nomination papers in time to appear on the ballot. Board members Linda Win... 1

  • A little running music

    A musical trio greets Maine Marathon runners approaching Falmouth at a water stop on Veranda Street on Sunday, Oct. 3. Story, more photos in Sports, Page XX.

  • Cape council discusses options for Fort Williams Park

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council met in a workshop with the Fort Williams Advisory Commission and the Fort Williams Charitable Foundation on Monday, Oct. 4, to discuss the roles of each organization, revenue-generating ideas and next steps. The three boards agreed that it would be a...