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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...

  • Bath council approves bids for two fire department vehicles

    BATH — The City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to accept bids from a Brunswick company for two fire department vehicles. The council accepted a bid of $825,000 from Greenwood Emergency Vehicles, Inc., for an E-One 110-foot ladder truck with a pump, as well as a bid of $120,...

  • Cape Council to discuss pay-per-bag disposal possibilities at next workshop

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council will dedicate a workshop on Monday, Aug. 9 to discuss the preparation of a pay-per-bag trash disposal system in town. The 7 p.m. council workshop will take place at Town Hall.  Councilors received a

  • Traffic woes on Broadway in South Portland to last up to 90 days

    SOUTH PORTLAND — There's good news and bad news for frustrated motorists travelling along Broadway, which once again is a construction zone this summer. The finishing touches are being applied to a paving project from Anthoine to Lincoln streets, leaving a smooth black layer of aspha...

  • Architect: South Portland High School costs driven by programs, site

    SOUTH PORTLAND — School officials and architects Monday night defended a $47.3 million plan to renovate and replace South Portland High School to City Councilors. The team said the scope and cost of the project are being driven by specific programming needs and challenges with buildi...

  • 31st annual Art in the Park slated for Aug. 14 in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — When the 31st annual Art in the Park takes place on Saturday, Aug. 14, in Mill Creek Park, the most prominent piece of art may not be at one of the 185 artists booths. It's quite possible the new gazebo completed this week could steal the show. The $65,000, gr...

  • South Portland's Willard Beach among 10 dirtiest in the state in 2009

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Temperatures were in the upper 80s on Wednesday afternoon, as more than 100 people sunned themselves at Willard Beach. A few brave souls plunged head-first into the ocean to escape the oppressive humidity, while dozens more waded knee deep along the shoreline. 

  • Cape Elizabeth road closings for TD Bank Beach to Beacon

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Police announced the following road closures for the Aug. 7 running of the TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10K: • Route 77, Sprague Hall to Kettle Cove Road, 6-10 a.m. • Crescent Beach State Park, 7:30-10 a.m. • Route 77, Kettle Cove Road to...

  • Topsham celebrates 156th annual fair Aug. 8-14

    TOPSHAM — The Topsham Fair is rolling out its 156th year of “farm fresh family fun” beginning Sunday, Aug. 8 and running through Saturday, Aug. 15. On Sunday at 7:30 p.m. the ‘80s tribute hair band Twyce Shy rocks the stage, and fans of a different style of mus...