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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...

  • Freeport vote carries $23.6M budget in RSU 5

    FREEPORT — The $23.6 million Regional School Unit 5 budget was approved by voters in Freeport, Pownal and Durham on Tuesday, 2,345 to 1,607. Voters in Pownal and Durham rejected the $23.6 million budget by 949 votes, but Freeport's 1,674 yes votes pushed the budget's approval. Resid...

  • Bond vote secures funding for Portland megaberth

    PORTLAND — Maine voters approved at least three of the four statewide bond questions Tuesday, including one that would provide funding for a a deep-water cruise ship berth on the city's waterfront. The fourth question, which includes funding for economic development projects, was too...

  • Cumberland, North Yarmouth voters approve SAD 51 budget

    CUMBERLAND — Voters in School Administrative District 51 approved a $28 million spending plan for fiscal 2011 in Tuesday's budget validation referendum. The vote followed initial approval of the budget by Cumberland and North Yarmouth voters at a district budget meeting June 3.

  • Moriarty, Perfetti re-elected to Cumberland Town Council

    CUMBERLAND — Steve Moriarty and Mike Perfetti will keep their seats on the Town Council for another three years. Moriarty and Perfetti received 1,998 and 1,378 votes respectively in their runs for re-election Tuesday, defeating challenger Sally Leavitt, who received 1,316 votes....

  • Old Port Festival returns this weekend

    PORTLAND — The 37th annual Old Port Festival takes place Sunday, June 13, bringing music, food and art to the streets of the city's entertainment district. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. with a parade down Exchange Street. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., various musical acts will perform ...

  • Falmouth 6th-graders present composting effort at N.H. summit

    Marie Baker, left, and Haley Reed peer into a compost bin while Keenan Kent moves a wheelbarrow in the greenhouse at Falmouth Middle School. The three students are part of the Team Green and recently returned from a Green Summit at the University of New Hampshire where they gave a presentation to...

  • Developer gets green light to convert Portland waterfront warehouse into law firm headquarters

    PORTLAND — Owners of a 19th century warehouse along the city's waterfront received clearance from planners Tuesday night to turn the building into offices for a law firm. The decision by the Planning Board came a day after Waterfront Maine received a $2.8 million tax break from the C... 1

  • Gaza flotilla participant to speak in Portland Friday

    PORTLAND — The South Portland video producer who was caught up in the raid on a Gaza relief flotilla by Israeli troops May 31 will speak about his experience Friday at Sacred Heart Church. Scott Hamann was aboard one of six ships in the flotilla when the Israeli Navy boarded the ship...