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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...

  • Cumberland council OKs Doane property master plan development

    CUMBERLAND — A master plan is in the works for the Doane property, a 43-acre piece of town-owned land intended for mixed-use development. The Town Council voted unanimously after an executive session last week to sign a memorandum of understanding with Bateman Partners to give t...

  • Portland waterfront zoning decision delayed

    PORTLAND — A decision by the City Council on whether to relax zoning rules along the waterfront has been delayed to give councilors more time to review the proposal. The council was scheduled to vote on changes to the Waterfront Central Zone at its July 19 meeting, but will now wait ...

  • Portland police seek robbery suspect

    PORTLAND — Police are looking for a suspect they believe could be involved in a string of recent armed robberies. Robberies on July 13, 18 and 19, all on Forest Avenue, reportedly involved a younger, white man wielding a large butcher's knife. The July 13 robbery happened at S...

  • Woman sought in Falmouth, Yarmouth convenience store robberies

    FALMOUTH — Police are searching for a woman wanted for robbery, attempted robbery and vehicle theft after a series of events here and in Yarmouth early in the morning on July 17. They are also taking their bicycles out of mothballs to fight a recent spike in burglaries. In Sat...

  • Giving tree adds to Yarmouth Clam Festival success

    YARMOUTH — Organizers said the 45th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival was a success thanks to beautiful weather, booming sales and the celebration of Herbie, Yarmouth's beloved elm tre...

  • Affordable housing could grow on High Street lawn in Portland

    PORTLAND — An iron-gated lawn at the corner of Danforth and High streets may become an affordable housing development if the city grants a zoning change for the property. The property, including a three-story brick building, is owned by the University of Southern Maine. It is being e...

  • Peaks Island Council disintegrating 3 years after secession movement spurred establishment

    PEAKS ISLAND — The advisory council created three years ago in the wake of a failed secession attempt is in danger of losing all of its members. The Peaks Island Council is a seven-member elected board charged with being the "voice" of islanders, working closely with Portland city of... 3

  • Portland City Council approves marijuana dispensary zones

    PORTLAND — The City Council cleared the way Monday night for medical marijuana dispensaries to be opened in any of several business zones. The council also voted to allow medical marijuana cultivation facilities in the city's industrial zones. And in other business, councilors...