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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...

  • Freeport residents show interest in municipal, school boards

    FREEPORT — About a half a dozen residents have taken out nomination papers in the past two weeks for seats on the Town Council, Regional School Unit 5 Board of Directors and Sewer District Board of Trustees. There are two seats available on the council: a three-year term in District ...

  • SAD 51 prepares for key staff changes

    CUMBERLAND — A new curriculum director and interim high school principal are among significant staff changes in School Administrative District 51 this coming school year. Sally Loughlin’s first day as director of curriculum, assessment, instruction and professional develop...

  • Work continues on Freeport Charter; public hearing set for September

    FREEPORT — The Town Council held a workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 10, to discuss proposed updates and amendments to the Town Charter. Town Attorney Goeff Hole of Bernstein Shur and former Charter Commission members Vaughndella Curtis and Edward Bonney attended the meeting. Hole presented ...

  • Voters to decide on Cumberland County Charter in November

    PORTLAND — Cumberland County has finalized its proposed Charter and will send the document to voters for approval Nov. 2. For approximately the past 250 years, the county has operated without a Charter, instead following rules set by the state Legislature. But in November 2008, count...

  • RSU 5 boasts new school in Durham, new program in Pownal

    FREEPORT — Regional School Unit 5 will welcome students back on Tuesday, Aug. 31, with new athletic opportunities, a new self-contained special education classroom in Pownal and a new school in Durham. Superintendent of Schools Shannon Welsh said the biggest change will be the Durham...

  • 'Ambitious' goals set for Yarmouth school year

    YARMOUTH —  Teachers and administrators have been working through the summer to ensure a successful 2010-2011 school year, which begins Tuesday, Aug. 31. Superintendent of Schools Judy Paolucci said teachers will continue to move the curriculum forward without any major changes ...

  • United Way beats food collection goals

    PORTLAND — The United Way's Pantry Project more than doubled its food collection goals, the non-profit announced on Monday. The group collected 860 boxes of food since December, surpassing its goal of 400 boxes. The food was collected by placing specially branded boxes and shelves at...

  • Tri for a Cure 2010

    Michele Bednarz of Portland crosses the finish line after the running portion of the third Tri for a Cure Maine women's triathlon at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland on Sunday, Aug. 15. The event attracted more than 900 participants and raised more than $900,000 for the Maine Cance...