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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...

  • Falmouth council lukewarm on energy recommendations

    FALMOUTH — The Town Council has taken the first step recommended by the Green Ribbon Commission, a group charged with making climate protection recommendations for the town, and passed a resolution in support of the overall plan. But During Monday night's meeting, councilors unanimou...

  • Racing for the cure

    The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization has raised more than $1.5 billion for breast cancer research since its inception in 1982. Sunday's 5K race and walk at Payson Park was the first in Portland, attended by more than 1,300 people. It raised more than $100,000.

  • Revised Yarmouth student honor code takes effect

    YARMOUTH — A revised version of the Extracurricular Code of Conduct was unanimously approved by the School Committee on T...

  • Maine Dept. of Education warns schools about use of 'dangerous restraints'

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Department of Education is telling schools to prohibit the use of airway-restrictive restraints on students until the department can revise its regulations on restraint and seclusion of students in public and private schools. In a Sept. 10 letter from Education Co... 2

  • WMD training forces Portland road closures

    PORTLAND — Read Street between Bell Street and Canco Road will be reduced to one lane with alternating traffic on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. during training exercises for emergency responders. Westbound traffic on Baxter Boulevard will be detoured through Payson Park t...

  • Effort to bring aircraft carrier to Portland waterfront hits strong headwind

    PORTLAND — Efforts to bring the USS John F. Kennedy to the Portland waterfront, where it would become a permanent museum and convention center, ran into opposition at a City Council workshop Monday night. Several councilors spoke against granting a memorandum of understanding for ber... 2

  • Portland councilors give raises to themselves, nonunion workers; OK new downtown noise rules

    PORTLAND — City councilors on Monday voted 7-1 to give raises to themselves and other nonunion city employees. The City Council also approved the creation of a sound oversight committee to mediate noise disputes between Old Port bar owners and other residents and business owners....

  • Portland man indicted for Parkside murder

    PORTLAND — A 25-year-old Portland man was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury for the Aug. 12 murder of 58-year-old Richard Meyer. Shawn Garland is charged with intentional or knowing or depraved indifference murder in Meyer's stabbing death in a Grant Street apartment.