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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...

  • 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

  • New unit helps South Portland police track sex offenders, inform residents

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Six months into an internal reorganization, Police Chief Edward Googins said the department is doing a better job tracking sex offenders and providing notification to residents. "Not that we were doing a bad job before," Googins said. "But we're doing a better job no...

  • Questions raised by letter in support of turf field prompt Bath policy change

    BATH — An investigation into the city’s role in a letter supporting the McMann Field artificial turf project has prompted a change in the way future mass mailings are handled by municipal officials. Following Wednesday’s City Council meeting, City Manager Bill Giroux...

  • Cape Elizabeth council to tackle rooster rules, pay-per-throw

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Town Council has a full agenda scheduled for Monday, July 12, and starting at 6 p.m. will discuss everything from rooster noise complaints and speed limit restrictions to recycling efforts and communication strategies. The 6 p.m.

  • Cumberland wood bank seeks contributions

    CUMBERLAND — The Cumberland Congregational Church, which has provided firewood to community members in need of heating assistance, has a low wood bank inventory this year and is seeking donations of firewood, hardwood logs or cash to help with the coming heating season. The chur...

  • Freeport on the 4th

    Independence Day events in Freeport ended with fireworks at the high school athletic fields. The evening tradition followed the annual parade on Main Street, where a three-wheel unicycle rider was one of the participants. Also on Sunday, the Maine Clammers Association held a fundraising clambake at ...

  • Falmouth Community Programs partners with Olympia Sports

    FALMOUTH — Falmouth Community Programs is teaming with Olympia Sports in a league discount/rebate card program. Any FCP family that makes a purchase at Olympia Sports through Aug. 25 will recieve a 10 percent discount on all purchases using the rebate card. The discount/rebate cards ...

  • Southern Maine officials to get face time with FEMA on flood maps

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Aides to Sen. Susan Collins and officials from Portland, South Portland and Cape Elizabeth will meet with the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week to discuss concerns that FEMA flood maps are inaccurate. The meetings come amid fears that the proposed federal...