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  • 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...

  • RSU 5 board submits Freeport withdrawal proposal to state, seeks November referendum

    FREEPORT — The board of directors of Regional School Unit 5 on Wednesday sent the Freeport withdrawal agreement to the Department of Education, with the intent to have it on the local ballot in November. The School Board's unanimous vote to submit the agreement to Education Comm...

  • Scarborough council OKs $68.5M budget, tax increase; denies laptop computer initiative

    SCARBOROUGH — The Town Council voted 5-2 to approve a $64.5 million municipal and school budget Wednesday evening. Councilors Ronald Ahlquist and Jessica Holbrook opposed the decision. The budget calls for a 3.95 percent tax increase, setting the property tax rate at $12.63 pe...

  • 'Impossible trade-offs': Scarborough voters to decide fate of school arts programs

    SCARBOROUGH — As the music teachers gear up for their annual spring concerts and the art teachers work into the night to set up the annual art show, they work with the  knowledge that this will likely be the last year for some of these programs. The $34.9 million school budget, ...

  • Bath budget avoids tax hike; armory purchase moves forward

    BATH — If the proposed fiscal 2011 budget City Manager Bill Giroux presented Wednesday is the same one the City Council adopts June 9, residents can expect no tax increase for the third year in a row. Next year’s $13.6 million city budget is down 4.13 percent from the curr...

  • Brunswick schools ready to adopt budget, await word on concessions from teachers

    BRUNSWICK — With final details of a new teachers contract unsettled, the Brunswick School Board is preparing to adopt a $32.8 million spending plan. The budget represents a 2.13 percent decrease from current spending, but still represents a 1 percent increase to the town's property t...

  • Falmouth events aid Habitat for Humanity

    FALMOUTH — Habitat for Humanity is is hosting two fundraisers in the area this week. The first will be a teachers-versus-students basketball game at Falmouth High School at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Fifteen FHS seniors will take on their teachers with Habitat for Humanity volunteers...

  • New bandstand planned for Mill Creek Park in South Portland

    SOUTH PORTLAND — Bands performing during the 2010 season of the Mill Creek Concerts in the Park will soon have a new stage. On Monday night, the City Council awarded a $65,000 contract to Uncommon Kitchen an...

  • Falmouth seeks nominations for top citizen

    FALMOUTH — The town is accepting nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year award. Nominations require a letter of up to 500 words that outlines the reasons the person should be considered. Nominations will be judged by the Town Council on the basis of contributions to community ...

  • Correction

    Last week's story about Falmouth School Board candidates misspelled the last name of David Snow.