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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...

  • Audubon needs volunteers to find invasive plants

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center is seeking volunteers to help search for invasive plants, called phragmites australis, in the marsh. The center will hold a training session on July 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the survey of the marsh will be held on July 18 from 10...

  • Scarborough bucket brigade

    Sophie Hunsberger, a visitor from Vermont, helps keep her grandfather, Bob Merrill, cool at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough on Wednesday, July 7, as heat and humidity continued to bake southern Maine.

  • State to begin Buttermilk Cove Bridge work in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Maine Department of Transportation crews will begin repair work on the Buttermilk Cove Bridge on July 19. The bridge carries Prince’s Point Road traffic over a narrow section of Buttermilk Cove.    Traffic will be reduced to one lane during the...

  • Bath celebrates its heritage

    Antique autos are a popular attraction with the crowds lining the Bath Heritage Days parade route on July 3.

  • South Portland creates loan fund for small businesses

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The City Council on Wednesday created a new program designed to strengthen local businesses. The program makes bridge loans available to business start-ups and expansion projects. The revolving loan fund will be capitalized with $300,000 in tax increment finan...

  • Workshop hopes to kill lawn chemicals in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Sometimes, it takes a personal struggle to compel someone to work for the greater good. That's exactly what inspired Cumberland resident Paul Tukey, best known as a professional landscaper, to pu...

  • Scarborough residents could get mechanism for councilor recall

    SCARBOROUGH — Citizens may be able to recall elected officials if a proposed Town Charter amendment is accepted. The Town Council is considering a variety of changes to the charter, including wording to define the procedure for recalling a councilor or overruling sale of town propert...

  • Fundraising for Cape Elizabeth path project off to good start

    CAPE ELIZABETH — Proponents say fundraising for a $200,000 local match required for construction of the proposed Shore Road path is going better than they expected. Safe Access for Everyone