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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...

  • Opera training program moves from Belgium to Portland

    Intermezzo student Dmitri Ribero, left, rehearses with conductor Chris Crans and director Eric Dillner for his role as Sid in the comic opera "Albert Herring" by Benjamin Britten. Ribero, who is from South America, is in Portland for the summer for the Intermezzo Festival, a four-week training fe...

  • Scholarships awarded to Portland-area music students

    PORTLAND — The Rossini Club of Portland has announced its 2010 music scholarship winners. First place and winner of the $2,000 Rand Scholarship went to Portland resident Kallie Ciechomski, who will enter a master's program in viola at the Manhattan School of Music in New York this fa...

  • Bombs bursting in air, and on the ground

    The Portland Symphony Orchestra plays the 1812 Overture as fireworks begin over Portland's Eastern Promenade and Casco Bay on Independence Day. The annual Fourth of July celebration was rescued by private donations after the city elminated public funding this year.

  • Fire destroys dock on Cousins Island in Yarmouth

    YARMOUTH — Firefighters extinguished a blaze Friday morning, July 2, that destroyed a private dock off Wills Way on Cousins Island. According to Deputy Fire Chief Michael Robitaille, the fire call came in at 3:04 a.m. The dock, the ramp leading to the water and a small boat were dest...

  • Celebrating strawberries in Cape Elizabeth

    Kaitlyn, 5, and Rylie McIntyre, 3, dance to the music at the second annual Strawberry Fest on June 26 at Maxwell's Farm in Cape Elizabeth. The event, put on by the Cape Farm Alliance, offered an array of edible strawberry concoctions, including strawberry pizza from FlatBread Co., and a full day of ...

  • Books galore in Brunswick

    Book lovers from around the area converged on the Brunswick Junior High School gymnasium last weekend for the annual Curtis Friends Book Sale. More than 50,000 books, tapes, CDs and DVDs were for sale, with all proceeds benefiting Curtis Memorial Library.

  • Scarborough concert series continues on Thursdays

    SCARBOROUGH — The Scarborough Community Chamber, in partnership with Scarborough Community Services, is sponsoring the annual free summer concert series in Memorial Park. The series features performances in a range of musical genres on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 8,...

  • South Portland air crash memorial takes shape, dedication planned for July 11

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Dozens of planes pass over Brick Hill to land at the Portland International Jetport every day. But it was a landing of a very different sort that recently attracted a small crowd. A handful of city officials and residents were on hand June 24 to witness the ar...