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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...

  • Volunteers sought for Scarborough Marsh, beach cleanup day

    SCARBOROUGH — Earth Day is all about giving back to the planet, and nowhere is that more obvious than the annual marsh and beach cleanup day, the Saturday after Earth Day. More than 100 residents came out last year for the event, and Linda Woodard of the Audubon Society said she expe...

  • Former PUC chairman took equity stake in wind company

    AUGUSTA — While he was Maine’s chief utilities regulator, Kurt Adams accepted an ownership interest in a leading wind energy company. One month later, in May 2008, he went to work for that company, First Wind, as a senior vice president. The move from chairman of th...

  • Call it 'Parkinggate': Brunswick bank's barrier raises hackles

    BRUNSWICK — When the Savings Bank of Maine installed a pay-to-park gate for its Maine Street parking lot in January, it was supposed to act as a deterrent to non-customer parking. But for some motorists who don't heed the posted warning sign, the gate has become more of a trap. Those... 1

  • Budget debate expected to dominate Brunswick council meeting

    BRUNSWICK — The April 26 Town Council meeting will be light on agenda items, but heavy on budget discussion. The meeting will be largely dedicated to public comment on a proposed fiscal 2011 spending plan, which includes a 2 percent property tax increase and reductions in staff, serv...

  • Bath school administrators make room for Woolwich students

    BATH — The administrative offices of Regional School Unit 1 were scheduled this week to move out of the Huse School on Andrews Road and into the nearby Small School in order to make way for students of the soon-to-be-reconstructed Woolwich Central School. RSU 1 Superintendent Wi...

  • Navy awards BIW $16M for extra destroyer work

    BATH — The U.S. Navy has awarded Bath Iron Works a $16 million contract modification for more construction work on the DDG-1000 Zumwalt Class destroyer program. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, a member of the Senate Armed Services and Appropriations committees, announced the a...

  • Mass. company makes top bid for M.W. Sewall's Bath-based convenience stores

    BATH — A Massachusetts-based energy company and convenience store operator was the top bidder Tuesday in an auction for M.W. Sewall’s chain of 11 retail stores, an attorney for Sewall’s bankruptcy trustee said Wednesday. Attorney Gayle Allen was not able to provide t...

  • Bath legislator Watson resigns for job with Maine Workers’ Comp Board

    BATH — State Rep. Thomas R. Watson, D-Bath, plans to resign six months before the end of his final term in Augusta to work for the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board. Watson said on Tuesday that he plans to resign effective May 3. “I’m not really leaving ...