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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...

  • From spying to saving Fenway: Fact-checking the GOP candidates for Maine governor

    Editor’s note: First of a two-part series by the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting examining the campaign resumes of the candidates for governor. Next week: the Democrats.

  • School Board race is North Yarmouth's only election contest

    NORTH YARMOUTH — A two-person race for a seat on the School Administrative District 51 Board of Directors is North Yarmouth’s only contest in the June 8 election. Martha Leggat of Mountfort Road is challenging Lufkin Road resident Virginia Dwyer for the seat, which Dwyer h...

  • Falmouth targets 174 street lights for elimination

    FALMOUTH — Neighborhoods may soon be a little darker, with 174 street lights proposed to be turned off and removed by July 1. The reduction is part of the recently approved fiscal 2011 budget. "These were part of the cuts to keep the mil rate the same this year," Budget and Pu...

  • Cumberland council grants permit for girls lacrosse, seeks speed limit reductions

    CUMBERLAND — The Town Council voted 6-1 Monday to issue a mass gathering permit for a girls youth lacrosse jamboree, while waiving or reducing some of the related fees. Since he expected there to be no more than 400 people present at the Twin Brook recreation facility at any one...

  • Candidates compete for Yarmouth Water District seat

    YARMOUTH — The only contested race in the June 8 municipal election will be for the Water District Board of Trustees. Incumbent William Reinsborough and challenger Patricia Ramsey are vying for a seat on the five-member board. While there are two, three-year seats available on...

  • Reiche principal to head East End Community School

    PORTLAND — The School Department on Tuesday announced that Marcia Gendron, principal of Reiche Community School, will be the new principal at East End Community School. Gendron will move to East End Community School beginning July 1. She will replace Carol Dayn, the principal since 2...

  • Portland's Irish, longshoremen subject of new book

    PORTLAND — A local author has published a book that explores the heyday of Irish longshoremen on the city's waterfront. In "Seated By the Sea," published by University Press of Florida, Munjoy Hill native Michael Connolly explores eight decades of Irish immigrants and the unions they...

  • Republicans left a message at King Middle School in Portland

    PORTLAND — Students in King Middle School's "Four Freedoms" learning expedition are getting a first-hand education in free speech after last weekend's state Republican convention. While the convention was held at the Portland Expo, GOP organizations from Maine's 16 counties were each... 21