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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...

  • Kaplan award nominations available in Freeport

    FREEPORT — Nominations for the award given annually in memory of Carol Kaplan, the former General Assistance administrator, are now available through Freeport Community Services. Residents of Pownal and Freeport can submit a nomination form to FCS by calling 865-3985 or visiting 53 D...

  • Call for entries for Yarmouth Art Festival

    YARMOUTH — Entries for the second annual Yarmouth Art Festival are being accepted through Friday, Sept. 24.  The juried show will be held Wednesday, Oct. 20, through Saturday, Oct. 23, at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Road. The exhibit will be open from 10...

  • Cumberland, Brunswick races benefit Safe Passage

    YARMOUTH — Safe Passage, a nonprofit organization created to help impoverished at-risk children in Guatemala, is hosting a local, global and virtual 5K race on Saturday, Sept. 25. The sixth annual Esperanza 5K will take place in Brunswick at Bowdoin College, in

  • Freeport Fall Festival returns Saturday

    FREEPORT — The 12th annual Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival will take place Saturday, Sept. 18. Visitors can view work by more than 100 artists, sample local food and hear live music. There will be live music performed by Matt Fogg, The Sam Anderson Band, Rattleboxx, Gunthe...

  • Cumberland council to consider PACE fund

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council is scheduled to vote whether to adopt the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program at its next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22. Through PACE, Efficiency Maine administers a revolving loan fund that finances improvements in energy efficiency, suc...

  • Yarmouth Rotary hosts app developer

    YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Rotary Club will meet on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7 a.m. at the Downeast Village Restaurant, 705 Route 1. Guest speaker Kerry Galiv...

  • PAC forms for $41.5M high school bond in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — A new political action committee hopes to harness the energy of dozens of parents and residents in an effort to convince voters to approve a $41.5 million bond to rebuild South Portland High School. RenewSPHS on Tuesday evening hosted the first of two advocate-traini...

  • Bath museum aids effort to keep historic banners in Maine

    BATH — A cooperative effort by Maine Maritime Museum and 15 other organizations and individuals will keep a collection of historic banners in Maine and on public display. The consortium bought the set of 17 early 19th-century banners last month for more than $125,000. The Portla...