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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...

  • Bayside's Black Frame Art Sale returns for 7th year

    PORTLAND — Nearly 50 artists have contributed works for this year's Black Frame Art Sale, which benefits the Bayside Neighborhood Association. The association raised more than $6,000 through last year's sale. The money is used to pay for events and children's programs in the neighbor...

  • Senate District 11: Incumbent Davis faces 2 challengers

    FALMOUTH — Three candidates are seeking the state Senate District 11 seat held by incumbent Sen. Gerald Davis, R-Falmouth. The district includes Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, Long Island and Gray. Davis is challenged by independent candidate...

  • Family-owned Freeport business closing after 17 years

    FREEPORT — Play and Learn, an independently owned and operated toy store and teacher resource center store on Lower Main Street, will close by the end of the year. After 17 years in business...

  • Yarmouth residents can't curb displeasure about street work

    YARMOUTH — A resident of Cousins Street, unhappy about addition of concrete curbs in the neighborhood, is leading a petition drive to have the curbs removed along Birchwood Avenue. Vincent Fuerst, who lives at the corner of Cousins Street and Birchwood Avenue, said in addition t... 1

  • Freeport Sewer District: 3 candidates vie for 2 seats

    FREEPORT — There are two vacant seats on the Sewer District Board of Trustees and three candidates. Board members Ed Hindley of Wardtown Road and F. Donald Dorsey of South Freeport Road are not seeking re-election. Thomas Hudak, Dale Sawyer and Garrett Simmons hope to replace them.

  • Portland City Council changes Community Development Block Grant guidelines

    PORTLAND — The City Council Monday night approved several changes to the way federal Community Development Block Grant funds are distributed to social service agencies and city programs. CDBG funds are available to agencies that serve neighborhoods designated as low-income by the fed...

  • Group hopes to strengthen Portland's India Street neighborhood

    PORTLAND — Residents, businesses and property owners in the India Street corridor are creating a neighborhood association to deal with vacant properties, trash and chronic trespassing in the area. A small organizing group met Sept. 28 to discuss common concerns and brought in a commu...

  • Pretty in pink: Portland, South Portland firefighters raise cancer awareness

    PORTLAND — Pink is not the color typically associated with firefighters who stand ready to charge into burning buildings. But firefighters in Portland and South Portland will put their egos aside, and don pink T-shirts for three days next week. The attire is more than a bold f...