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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...

  • Route 100 bridge repairs begin Monday in Falmouth

    FALMOUTH — Construction will begin Monday, May 24, on the Route 100 (Gray Road) highway overpass near West Falmouth Crossing and the Maine Turnpike spur. Both lanes will remain open as much as possible, Maine Turnpike Authority officials said, although there may be times when traffic...

  • Scarborough council weighs options for revised school budget

    SCARBOROUGH — Several town councilors took the opportunity Wednesday to express their views on voters' rejection of the school budget, possibly foreshadowing discussion at the May 24 first reading of a new budget.  "I didn't interpret this as a vote of validation that we should ...

  • Scarborough council OKs 3% increase in firefighter, EMS salaries

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a 3 percent increase in salaries for all Fire Department and EMS employees. Firefighters and EMS workers did not receive a raise last year. The new contracts contain a no-layoff clause that would prevent the town...

  • Town Meeting OKs budget, 6.5% tax increase in Topsham

    TOPSHAM — Voters approved an $8.14 million municipal budget Wednesday at Town Meeting. They slashed more than $150,000 in spending and approved a tax increase of nearly 6.5 percent. The approximately four-hour meeting at Mt. Ararat High School drew 246 of the town's more ...

  • Pedal power in Falmouth

    Young biker riders met at the Village Park on Saturday, May 15, for the first Falmouth Rolls Bike Fair and the opportunity to learn bicycle safety and have their rides and helmets checked by experts. Here, 3-year-old Erica Roussel leads a line of tricycle and bicycle enthusiasts around the course, w...

  • Cape Elizabeth school budget, up 3.4%, heads to hearing, vote

    CAPE ELIZABETH — The Finance Committee has sent the fiscal 2011 school budget to a Town Council public hearing scheduled for Monday, May 24. The School Board's

  • Brunswick base agency seeks tax-free zone, says it won't compete with Auburn

    TOPSHAM — The agency overseeing the redevelopment of Brunswick Naval Air Station is seeking a trade zone that would shelter imported products from federal tariffs. The Foreign Trade Zone was pitched by Midcoast ...

  • Take your mark: Athletes, businesses gear up for regional track-and-field championships in Brunswick

    BRUNSWICK — Business advocates hope an upcoming athletic event will create a marketing and business opportunity, too. The three-day USA Track & Field Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships will be held at Bowdoin College's Whittier Field from June 25-27. Organizers are expecting a...